A treble for Chestnut
Drakenstein Stud’s Horse Chestnut has been enjoying a great run of form with his first local crop of juveniles of late.
The former racing legend was represented by three juvenile winners in three days at the end of last week!
Following up on his son Gold Prospector’s impressive debut win, another Horse Chestnut son, Zobens, took his winning tally to two from just five starts.
Bred and owned by Favour Stud, Zobens could not have been more impressive, as he spread-eagled a juvenile plate to win by nearly three lengths. Previously second in the Listed Dahlia Plate, Zobens looks to have a bright future.
The Vaughan Marshall trained Horse Chestnut filly Pistacchio (bred by Connemara Stud) made an eye catching winning debut at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Out of the high-class racemare Catchpenny, Pistacchio produced a fine turn of foot to beat her more experienced rival Davyana by a short head. Bred to need more ground and time, Pistacchio looks a nice type and should win her share of races.
Arguably the greatest racehorse ever bred in South Africa, Horse Chestnut is currently one of the country’s leading first crop sires.