Maine Chance Farms’ outstanding stallion Silvano dominated feature race action at Turffontein on Wednesday night.
Not only did Silvano’s daughter Summer Pudding win the G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas and son Silver God land the Listed Wolf Power 1600, but Silvano’s brilliant son Vercingetorix is the sire of Wednesday’s impressive G2 Gauteng Guineas winner Ikigai.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein, three-year-old Summer Pudding made it four wins from as many starts when she won Wednesday’s Gauteng Fillies Guineas in courageous fashion.
Under jockey Warren Kennedy, the Mauritzfontein owned filly dug down deep to land the first leg of South Africa’s Triple Tiara by a neck for trainer Paul Peter.
The unbeaten Summer Pudding, an impressive winner of the G3 The Citizen Fillies Mile at her penultimate start, joins the likes of G1 Cape Guineas winner Kilindini, G3 City Of Cape Town Politician Stakes hero Silver Host and G3 Cape Classic winner Silver Operator as headliners from Silvano’s current three-year-old crop.
Silvano came up with his 94th individual stakes winner when his five-year-old son Silver God claimed Wednesday’s Listed Wolf Power 1600 (1600m) for trainer Sean Tarry and apprentice Luke Ferraris. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, the gelded Silver God, who is bred on the same Silvano/Fort Wood cross as G1 winners Marinaresco and Nightingale, has now five wins to his name, with Wednesday’s victory taking his earnings to R377 113.
Champion sire four times in South Africa, Silvano has two sons entered for the upcoming G1 ARF Commemorative Cape Derby later this month.