Lammerskraal Stud’s successful sire Go Deputy may not have large numbers of runners on the ground, but the US millionaire and G1 winner continues to churn out well above average performers.
Go Deputy was at it again over the weekend, when daughters Widow’s Lamp and Insignis both won impressively.
Widow’s Lamp became the latest stakes winner for Go Deputy when she won the Listed East Cape Oaks at Fairview.
The Yvette Bremner trained three-year-old romped home to post a two and a quarter length win over the multiple stakes winning filly, and tote favourite, Queen Forever. Widow’s Lamp, who was ridden to victory by Lyle Hewitson, had been an unlucky second in the Oaks Plate last time out but made amends for that defeat in Friday’s feature.
Out of the Western Winter mare Iditarod, Widow’s Lamp has a Master Of My Fate half-sister (Lot 436) on offer at this week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
A winner of four of her last six races, Widow’s Lamp, whose earnings went over R350 000 on Friday, has now won five of her 14 races.
Widow’s Lamp is one of several talented 3yo fillies representing Go Deputy this season.
Others include SA Oaks entrant Felichity By Farr and Saturday’s eye catching winner Insignis. The latter, like Widow’s Lamp out of a daughter of Western Winter, made it two wins from four outings when landing a progress handicap for fillies and mares at Turffontein on Saturday.
Trained by Geoff Woodruff, and ridden to victory by Marco Van Rensburg,Insignis looks another progressive sort for her sire.
Also responsible for recent Aquanaut Handicap winner Tambalang, Go Deputy has had only ten sophomore runners this season thus far but they include Hawaii Stakes third Full Mast as well as the fillies mentioned above.
Go Deputy shares his champion Deputy Minister with leading US sire Awesome Again, whose son Something Awesome captured Saturday’s $1.2 million Charles Town Classic Stakes.
From the same family as Fappiano and Quiet American (as well as July winner Hunting Tower), Go Deputy’s previous stars include Triple Crown winner Abashiri and graded stakes winners Flying Ice, Current Event, Royal Badge, Changingoftheguard and Pessoa.