Maine Chance Farms’ leading sire Silvano took his tally of wins for the season to over 100 with a four-timer this past weekend. Remarkably, he was responsible for the first three winners on the card at Turffontein on Saturday!
Silvano, whose daughters Nightingale and Star Express ran 1-2 in the recent G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes, had his winning streak commence when his Ascot Stud bred daughter Silvan Jazz won her fourth race at Fairview on Friday.
The speedy filly, whose wins have come over 1000-1200m, was a R600 000 buy from the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Silvan Jazz’s paternal half-sister Dalaal, bred and owned by Al Adaayit South Africa, impressed as a filly to follow when running on powerfully to score by 1.75 lengths (second time out) for champion trainer Sean Tarry. The filly, who hails the same family as Varsfontein Stud’s resident sire Judpot, looks one to watch when going over more ground.
Third of the Silvano sired quartet to win this past weekend was, Racing Free, who was making his comeback after a long layoff but stayed on gamely to pick up his first win over 1200m. Bred on the same cross as G1 winners Happy Valentine and Vercingetorix, Racing Free is out of the National Assembly mare Racing Free –dam of Silvano’s very fast eight time winner Romantic Moon.
Silvano’s final weekend winner came in the form of Parabola, who made a smart, winning debut for owner-breeder Michael de Broglio, when saluting first time out over 1600m.
A triple G1 winning son of Lomitas, whose yearlings have fetched up to R6 million, Silvano is currently South Africa’s second leading sire (by stakes) for 2016-2017. Silvano has been represented by six stakes winners this season, including the above mentioned Nightingale, as well as graded winners Nebula and Girl On The Run.