Feature double for Greys Inn
Rosedene Stud’s resident stallion Greys Inn had a remarkable day on Clairwood this Saturday.
The former Vodacom Durban July winner was represented by two impressive feature race winners on the day, with his sons Forries Waltz and King of Pain both coming to the fore.
The Greys Inn’ feature race doubled was highlighted by the success of his son King Of Pain in the Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge over 1600m.
King Of Pain made all to account for for superstars Beach Beauty, Yorker and Capetown Noir, earning the first Grade One win of his illustrious career.
The Gold Challenge was a fourth graded race win for the grey King of Pain, who was making his first start since winning the Magnum Mile back in February.
Out of the Defensive Play mare, Viva La Belle, King Of Pain has now won seven of his 20 outings, and is a likely runner for the Vodacom Durban July (a race won by Greys Inn back in 2004). His win on Saturday pushed King Of Pain’s earnings to over R1.4 million.
Greys Inn’s brilliant 2yo son Forries Waltz, who had beaten older horses last time out, took his unbeaten record to three with a comprehensive, half length success in the Listed Gatecrasher Stakes over 1450m.
In landing his third straight win, Forries Waltz stamped himself as a colt with a very bright future, and he looks something special in the making.
An overseas campaign is on the cards for the colt, who, like his sire, is trained by Mike de Kock. Bred by the Wicklow Stud, Forries Waltz is out of the Rich Man’s Gold mare, Rose Of Tralee.
Equus Champion Greys Inn has now been represented by high-class stakes horses in each of his first four crops. Other star performers sired by Zabeel’s champion son include Gr1 SA Derby hero Royal Bencher, Gr2 Gold Bowl victor Canterbury Tale, and this season’s high-class 3yo Chekilli.