Kenilworth double for Var | Cape Breeders Club

Kenilworth double for Var

22nd Nov 2018

Avontuur’s leading sire Var, who has headed the Leading Sires Of 2YOs List for the past two seasons running, enjoyed  a quick-fire double at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
The G1 winning son of Forest Wildcat was responsible for Wednesday’s seventh and eighth race winners respectively, thanks to progeny Vice Versa and Hooves Of Thunder.


Bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm, the regally bred 4yo filly Vice Versa kept going gamely to record a half length win for in-form trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Anton Marcus in a FM 80 handicap over 1000m.
Vice Versa, now  a winner of two of just five outings, is a full-sister to the useful Viva La Var, who won four, of just ten outings, and ran second in the 2015 Listed Umngeni Handicap.

Her paternal half-brother Hooves Of Thunder provided Var with his second winner of the day when scoring a courageous win in Wednesday’s eighth and final race, when he won a MR 80 handicap over 1200m by a neck.
The gelded four-year-old has now won or placed in nine of 13 outings, with Hooves Of Thunder being bred on the same Var/Qui Danzig cross as former Equus Champion Via Africa.

Hooves Of Thunder was a second winner on the card for both jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe and trainer Candice Bass-Robinson.

His prominent sire Var has three lots on offer at Friday’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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