Mauritzfontein’s G1 winning young sire Byword looks to have a really smart sort on his hands in the form of Crown And Country.
The latter, who was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, made it two wins from as many outings when overcoming greenness to lift a juvenile plate over 1200m at Scottsville on Sunday.
Crown And Country, who had won on debut over 1000m at Greyville, justified 5-4 favouritism by scoring by an emphatic three length win in Sunday’s race and he looks a really exciting colt.
The Dennis Drier trained chestnut was a R300 000 buy from the 2017 National Yearling Sale.
Crown And Country is out of Crown Office, whose sire Horse Chestnut is from the same family as Byword himself. The latter has been represented by four 2yo runners this season thus far- of which three have either won or finished in the money.
Byword, whose seven wins included the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, has three lots on Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale –
Lot 27 –this filly is out of a winning half-sister to champion Dancer’s Daughter, from the same family as top sprinter Search Party
Lot 31 –this colt is out of a winning Rich Man’s Gold half-sister to Met hero Martial Eagle and dual Algoa Cup winner Nebula
Lot 94 –this filly, whose dam is by the world’s premier sire Galileo, has a granddam who is a half-sister to international champions George Washington and Grandera