The progeny of Lammerskraal Stud’s resident sire Go Deputy have been enjoying a great run of success this season thus far and the son of Deputy Minister looks to have another really nice sort on his hands in the form of Welsh Emperor.
Bred by Ascot Stud, Welsh Emperor made it two wins from just three outings when waltzing home to score by four and a half lengths over 1600m at Fairview on Friday.
The colt has now won his last two races by an aggregate of eight lengths and this Alan Greeff trained sophomore looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Out of the Al Mufti mare Welsh Pagan, Welsh Emperor was a R340 000 buy from the 2014 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.
His sire Go Deputy, whose recent runners include G3 winner Current Event and Listed Settlers Trophy hero Arezzo, has some really smart looking three-year-olds this season.
Go Deputy sired sophomores in 2015-2016 include Listed Devon Air Stakes winner Flying Ice, G1 performer Abashiri (a good third to Guineas winner Noah From Goa in the G2 Investec Dingaans), G2 KZN Guineas Trial third Rap Attack and the promising Royal Badge. The latter, to date, has won three of his only five outings to date and looks an above sort in the making.
A millionaire and winner of the G1 Sword Dancer Invitational Hcp, Go Deputy is a son of dual champion US sire Deputy Minister and hails from the same family as leading sires Fappiano (male line ancestor of American Pharoah) and Quiet American.