Maine Chance Farms’ proven sire Black Minnaloushe is seldom without a good horse to his credit, and Storm Cat’s Irish 2000 Guineas winning son had a smart looking debut winner at Scottsville on Sunday.
The Mike Miller trained Serval showed good pace and was always handy before drawing off to record a three parts of a length win.
A R65 000 purchase from the 2014 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale, the Maine Chance Farms bred miss is out of the Fort Wood mare Sawubona –a stakes placed winner of three, whose other winners include the stakes placed Count Dubois gelding African Rhythm.
Serval’s sire Black Minnaloushe, also broodmare sire of current G1 New Zealand performer Stolen Dance, is a well established sire, whose 30 plus stakes winners include eight individual G1 winners.
Black Minnaloushe, sire of champion 2yos in three different countries, will also be represented as a sire of sires this year in South Africa –his Triple Crown winning son Louis The King set to make his stud debut at Sorrento Stud in 2016.
To date, Black Minnaloushe sired runners have earned more than $35 000 000 in prize money, with his other notable winners including former G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint hero Dancing In Silks.
The sire, a dual G1 winning miler himself, has a single lot at February’s Val De Vie Yearling Sale –a half brother to 3 winners, including talented 3yo Rocketball. This colt’s dam is a winning half sister to the very talented stakes winner Miss Doreet and is from the famed Corn family.