Maine Chance Farms’ outstanding sire Silvano had another weekend to remember when the son of Lomitas was represented by a trio of winners.
Two of Silvano’s weekend winners came at Durbanville, with his son Strathdon breaking his maiden at just the second time of asking for owner-breeders Alec and Gillian Foster.
Silvano’s other Durbanville winner came in the form of potential G3 Diana Stakes contender Silvan Star who impressed all when she ran out a cosy two and a quarter length winner of a novice plate over 1600m.
Bred by Ascot Stud, the four-year-old had impressed earlier when winning first time out by six lengths, and Silvan Star looks set for a good season this year.
Silvano’s other winner over the weekend came in the form of the Dieu Farm bred Patric who broke his maiden over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday.
Runner up on the General Sires List last season (and Champion Sire in 2013), Silvano, whose numerous G1 winners include last season’s Equus Champion Marinaresco, is currently heading the General Sires List.
The champion has seven lots on offer at the upcoming CTS Ready To Run Sale:
Lot 4 –out of a winning Fort Wood mare (and bred on the same cross as Marinaresco), this filly’s second dam is a G2 SA Fillies Nursery runner up by National Assembly –also damsire of Silvano’s G1 winners Happy Valentine and Vercingetorix
Lot 48 –one of the best bred fillies on offer, this filly is a half sister to seven winners including G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner and sire Potala Palace and to the dam of Dubai G3 winner Excellent Result. A direct descendant of the great mare Simon’s Shoes, this filly is from the same family as the great sires Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev and Fairy King
Lot 68 –a half sister to 3 winners (including the useful stakes placed Grasp Your Destiny), this filly is out of a winning half sister to feature race winner Sudden Storm and hails from the same family as graded winners Katy’s Lane and Poetic
Lot 113 –bred on the same Silvano/Jet Master cross as Derby winner Silvano’s Jet, this filly is out of a half sister to G1 winning siblings Al Nitak and The Sheik and her second dam is none other than former Broodmare Of The Year Jessamine
Lot 120 – a full brother to last season’s Listed Oaks Trial heroine Inaninstant, and three parts brother to current high class filly Arissa, this colt is also a half/full brother to seven other winners including the very talented, but ill-fated, filly Charnwood and this is the same family as brilliant filly Crimson Palace –a G1 winner in both South Africa and North America
Lot 134 – this regally bred colt is a half brother to G1 Golden Horse Sprint winner Normanz, promising 3yo Le Harve and useful performer Tripandie while his dam is a half sister to an Argentinian G2 winner
Lot 139 –bred on the same Silvano/Spectrum cross as R2 000 000 plus earner Tellina, this colt is out of a six time winning half sister to 3 G1 winners –including former Equus Champion Succesful Bidder and his second dam is former Broodmare Of The Year Loyal Linda