Maine Chance Farms’ champion sire Silvano, responsible for last week’s G2 Zabeel Mile hero Janoobi, continues to enjoy a great run of form.
The dual South African champion was represented by an impressive five winners over the weekend.
Silvano had a treble of winners over the weekend, highlighted by the very impressive maiden winner Chariot Of Gold. The Klawervlei Stud bred 3yo filly (bred on the same Silvano/Jallad cross as Met winner Martial Eagle) ran on strongly to break her maiden over a mile at Turffontein at just the third time of asking.
Chariot Of Gold is trained by Sean Tarry, who also sent out Silvano’s top class daughter Tahini to down two top class performers, Exquisite Touch and Heaps Of Fun, in a pinnacle stakes over 1160m on Saturday. Tahini, unbeaten in two outings over the distance, has now six wins to her name and has earned over R700 000 in prize money. Bred by Maine Chance Farms, the five-year-old was third in the 2017 G1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes and also ran third in the 2016 G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge.
Third of the Silvano winners on Saturday came when the Lammerskraal Stud bred Kapen Pride won over 1800m for trainer Dean Kannemeyer at Kenilworth on Saturday. Out of the Lion Hearted mare Kapen Cat, Kapen Pride was a R650 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale.
The son of Lomitas also had two winners at Greyville on Sunday, with his Argenteus and Gadget Man winning their respective races. Gadget Man, also trained by Dean Kannemeyer, made it win number four when successful over 1200m, while Silvano 4yo filly Argenteus made it win number two from just five starts when scoring over a mile.
Silvano, the sire of 20 G1 winners and counting, is well represented in Saturday’s G2 Gauteng Guineas and G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas. His sons Royal Crusade, Vacquero, Pietro Mascagni and Silver God all line up in the R1 000 000 Gauteng Guineas, while Silvano is set to be represented by daughters Awfaa and Silver Thursday in the same day’s Fillies Guineas.