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Feature race double for Gimmethegreenlight

5th Nov 2018

More Than Ready’s increasingly successful son Gimmethegreenlight was on fire over the weekend, with the 2012 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate responsible for four individual winners, including a pair of three-year-old feature race winners in the form of National Park and Stream Ahead respectively.

National Park

The Varsfontein Stud resident  looks to have a top class 3yo in the form of National Park.

That Yvette Bremner trained gelding showed his class in no uncertain fashion, when romping home to a 5.8 length victory in the G3 Graham Beck Stakes, over 1400m, at Turffontein on Saturday. In the process, National Park accounted for all of G3 Spring Spree Stakes winner Chimichuri Run, G1 Premiers Champion Stakes runner up Alyaasaat and the Bernardini sired Listed Devon Air Stakes winner Firdoas.

Bred by part-owner the Missing U Syndicate, National Park had finished first past the post in last season’s Listed Champion Juvenile Cup but was later demoted to second place. Saturday’s win pushed the sophomore’s tally to four wins, from just eight outings, with the gelding having collected the Racing Association Plate at his previous outing.

Out of the Camden Park mare Fancy Park, National Park was a R240 000 buy from the 2017 National Yearling Sale.

His sire’s second feature race winner this weekend came when the Gimmethegreenlight colt Stream Ahead landed the Listed KZN Guineas Trial at Greyville on Sunday. Running on strongly, the Highlands bred grey colt stayed on nicely to post a first feature race success by half a length for trainer Gavin Van Zyl and jockey Craig Zackey.

Roy H

Out of the Western Winter mare Cool River, Stream Ahead, who has won or placed in five of eight starts, was a R275 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Other winners for Gimmethegreenlight this weekend included the Mauritius based Uncle JB and Youonlyliveonce, with the latter getting off the mark over 1300m on Friday afternoon.

Gimmethegreenlight also happens to be by one of the world’s hottest stallions in the form of More Than Ready. The latter, who has a total of 190 stakes winners to his name, was back in the headlines at Churchill Downs on Saturday when his son Roy H landed the G1 Twinspires Breeders’ Cup Sprint by a facile three and a quarter lengths.

Roy H, last year’s US Champion Sprinter, was winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint for a second year running, and has now won nine times with his wins including six graded triumphs.

South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2015-2016, Gimmethegreenlight has three lots on offer at this month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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