Maine Chance Farms’ outstanding sire Silvano, South Africa’s Champion Sire the past two seasons running, was represented by his 82nd stakes winner on Friday.
His five-year-old daughter Konkola stamped herself a hugely valuable stud prospect when romping to a 2.75 length win in the Listed Jockey Club Stakes at Fairview on Friday afternoon.
Bred by Daytona Stud, the Silvano daughter provided her champion trainer Justin Snaith with a third consecutive win in the 2000m contest and collected the first black type win of her career in the process.
Konkola, an own sister to G2 Kuda Gold Bracelet winner Miyabi Gold, has now won four times and took her earnings to R363 275 with her fluent win over stablemate Esteemal.
The mare joins the likes of Tuvana Silva and We Three as Silvano daughters who have won the Jockey Club Stakes.
She is bred on the increasingly potent Silvano/Western Winter cross as the above mentioned Miyabi Gold as well as G2 Canon Guineas/G3 Politician Stakes hero Black Arthur and G2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks vixen Wind Chill.
The reverse cross has produced exported G1 Sun Met runner up Last Winter.
Konkola, due now to retire to stud, was one of at least four winners over the weekend for triple South African champion sire Silvano.
Other weekend winners for the triple G1 winner included the smart debut winner Hard Core, Patric (who won at Turffontein on Saturday) and Mauritian scorer Red China.
Hard Core, bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein, stamped himself a horse to follow when romping home over 1200m at Greyville on Sunday. Trained by Dennis Drier and ridden by Luke Ferraris, the 3yo Silvano gelding won as he liked by two lengths and he looks destined for bigger and better things.