Juvenile treble for SA Derby winner
Rosedene Stud’s resident sire Greys Inn has enjoyed a purple patch this season. The former Equus Champion has been enjoying a particularly fine spell with his juveniles.
Greys Inn had a remarkable juvenile treble over the past few days. It is interesting to note how this Gr1 SA Derby winning son of Zabeel is producing stock far more precocious and quick to come to hand than he himself was.
The “Greys” treble kicked off when his daughter Pippi, bred by Nigel Page, beat older fillies and mares over 1000 metres last Wednesday. Clearly very speedy, Pippi looks sure to win more races as she gets older.
The sire’s second winner came with the Oppenheimer owned and bred Up to Ones Neck broke her maiden over 1200 metres. Greys Inn’s final leg of the treble came with Shoddy Nick, who won at just the second time of asking over 1600m on Sunday.
Defeating more experienced older rivals, the Rosedene Stud bred Shoddy Nick won in the style of colt going places, thrashing his rivals by a comfortable three lengths.
Greys Inn, whose yearlings have fetched up to R500 000 this year, has made an exceptional start to his stud career.
His first crop includes Gr1 SA Derby dead heater Royal Bencher and possible Gr1 Gold Cup contender, Canterbury Tale, while Greys’ second crop produced top colt King of Pain.
His third crop could well be his best yet – and to date has produced six individual juvenile winners. Among them is the unbeaten colt Chekilli, who won by four lengths on debut.