Former G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Gimmethegreenlight has made a bright start to the 2018-2019 racing season, and the son of outstanding stallion More Than Ready enjoyed another memorable treble over the past weekend.
The Gimmethegreenlight weekend treble kicked off when his son Gimme The Stars landed the Founders Trophy at Fairview on Friday afternoon.
The five-year-old gelding, trained by Yvette Bremner, was steered to a three parts of a length win, over East Cape champion Desert Wisdom to notch up the seventh win of his career.
Bred by Patricia Devine, Gimme The Stars, out of the Jet Master mare Cosmic Jet, was among the best of his generation in the Eastern Cape at three when his wins included both the Listed East Cape Guineas and Listed Ibhayi Stakes.
His sire also enjoyed a quick double at Kenilworth on Saturday, when his Harold Crawford trained son Ready Steady Go won race six, and Joey Ramsden trained daughter Fours A Crowd landed race seven.
Gimmethegreenlight was also responsible for 3yo Vikram, who made a promising debut when finishing third to the highly regarded Crown Towers over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
A half-brother to G1 Coolmore Classic winner Ofcourseican, Gimmethegreenlight has a host of smart 3yos representing him this season, including G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe winner Barahin, impressive debut winner In The Dance, and Sulka and Crown Guardian –third and fourth respectively in the Golden Horseshoe.
South Africa’s Champion First Crop Sire of 2015-2016, Gimmethegreenlight shares his sire More Than Ready with current US sensation Catholic Boy, winner of both the G1 Runhappy Travers Stakes and G1 Belmont Derby in 2018.