The Klipdrif Stud based Equus Champion Elusive Fort had a notable double at Turffontein on Wednesday evening, with Elusive Fort’s double highlighted by his daughter Chitengo landing the Allez France Stakes (2400m).
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, four-year-old Chitengo proved far too strongly for her opponents in Wednesday’s feature and powered home, under Gavin Lerena, to post a 1.75 length win.
The Alec Laird trained filly, closely inbred to Sadler’s Wells, made it win number four and took her earnings to over R400 000 with her impressive win on Wednesday.
Chitengo, a close up fifth in last year’s G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas, was one of two winners on Wednesday night for Elusive Fort. The latter is also the sire of the Connemara Stud bred Fact, who made it win number five with a courageous win in Wednesday’s fourth race.
Fact, whose full-brother comes up for sale at this month’s Cape Yearling Sale, showed plenty of heart in fighting off Master And Man to score by a neck over 2000m on Wednesday.
The Weiho Marwing bred gelding, a winner of three of his last six starts, has now earned over R360 000 in stakes.
Elusive Fort, whose previous notable stars include such G1 winners as Siren’s Call (whose daughter Siren Of Greece ran third on debut on Wednesday) and Lauderdale, has 17 yearlings on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale this month.