Cape bred son of Silvano’s Singapore Success
Last season’s Champion South African sire Silvano had a smart winner in Singapore last Friday. His gelded son Takis won a class five handicap at Kranji to take his winning tally in the East to three.
Owned by Fred Crabbia, Takis was produced by the Shoe Danzig mare Odoratum. Bred by Cheveley Stud, Takis was a R350 000 buy at the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Silvano’s offspring have done well in Singapore, with his best performer being the Maine Chance Farms bred Flax. The latter, whose seven wins have netted connections over SIN$ 1 000 000 in prize money, scored the biggest win of his career when landing the 2012 G1 Raffles Cup.
Silvano had an excellent weekend, with his 3yo son, Whistle Stop, running out an eye catching winner of the Gr3 Graham Beck Stakes, taking his tally to two wins from just three outings. The Wilgerbosdrift bred colt looks to be another excellent South African purchase for owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Whistle Stop, who looks a natural classic prospect, is out of the Rich Man’s Gold mare, Gap Year. The latter is a half-sister to former Equus Champion 2YO Filly, Asylum Seeker.
Silvano’s six lot draft grossed R1 870 000 at the weekend’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, with his top priced lot being an unnamed filly out of Nontanda fetching R600 000. The great horse has eight lots on sale at the Cape Ready To Run Sale later this month, including a colt out of a half-sister to the Grade One winning brothers The Sheik and Al Nitak.
Fully booked with an excellent book of mares this season, Silvano has a 2013 fee of R150 000.