The Hemel ‘N Aarde based stallion Horizon gained a further boost to his pedigree when his talented half-sister Sanskrift won at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Wednesday.
A three-year-old daughter of Duke Of Marmalade, the Dennis Bosch trained Sanskrift fought out a dogged duel with eventual runner up, and favourite, Rachel, to score a courageous neck win under a strong ride by Craig Zackey.
Third in the Listed Perfect Promise Sprint last season, the Maine Chance Farms bred Sanskrift has now won or placed in seven of her 15 starts.
She is one of four stakes horses produced by the Lomitas mare Shina, a full-sister to triple G1 winner and multiple champion sire Silvano.
Shina is best known as the dam of graded stakes winners Horizon (G3 Cartier Politician Stakes) and Santa Clara (G2 KRA Fillies Guineas).
A son of outstanding sire, and Horse Of The Year Dynasty, Horizon’s first foals arrive this year.