Maine Chance Farms’ in-form G1 winning stallion Querari has had a tremendous season in 2017-2018 and the son of Oasis Dream was at it again on Vodacom Durban July this past Saturday.
Querari was responsible for four individual winners on the day, with his four-timer including a pair of feature race winners, on different surfaces, at Greyille.
First of the Querari feature race winners to oblige was the La Plaisance bred Head Honcho, who picked up the second black type win of his career when landing the G3 Betting World 2200 on the July undercard.
Trained by Andre Nel, and steered to victory by Keagan De Melo, Head Honcho dug down deep to best previous year’s winner Crowd Pleaser by a head and land the first graded win of his career in the process.
Head Honcho, who was produced by the Captain Al mare School Captain, had previously won the Listed The Sledgehammer and the four-year-old, a winner of four of his past five starts, has now a total of six wins and earnings of R735 375 to his credit.
Querari’s second feature race winner at Greyville on July day came when his Narrow Creek Stud bred son Procal Harum landed the Compendium Insurance Brokers eThekwini Sprint over 1200m on the polytrack.
Trained by Duncan Howells, the talented 3yo ran on to beat a field which included such graded stakes winners as Dutch Philip and Woljayrine as well as multiple feature race winner Sir Frenchie, and register the third win of his career thus.
Rated good enough to take his chance in the G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion last season, Procal Harum was produced by the Model Man mare Fair Enough and is thus bred on the same Querari/Model Man cross as multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Kangaroo Jack.
Querari’s other winners on Saturday saw the John and Liz Slade bred Kazaar win for a fifth time when scoring over 1400m at Greyville, and Listed Ruffian Stakes winner Dagmar return to her winning ways when picking a juvenile plate for fillies over 1400m at Turffontein.
A half-brother to Bavarian Classic winning young sire Quasillo, Querari has had a superb year this season with his stars including exported Guineas winner Monks Hood and fellow graded stakes winners Wonderwall, Pinnacle Peak and the above mentioned Head Honcho.