Met day double for The United States | Cape Breeders Club

Met day double for The United States

30th Jan 2023

Moutonshoek’s resident Galileo horse The United States has been enjoying a purple patch of late with his runners winning good races all over South Africa.
The flashy chestnut was at it again on Saturday, when The United States supplied a pair of winners on WSB Cape Town Met day.
His three-year-old son Nevada King showed his class when storming home from near the back of the field to win the fifth race run at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Met day. Dropped out back jockey Richard Fourie, the Justin Snaith trained gelding came with a late rattle to get up and win nearly half a length.
Bred by Moutonshoek, Nevada King looks to be a potential candidate for the G1 Cape Derby at the end of February.
The gelding has proved ultra consistent, with Nevada King having yet to finish out of the money in ten career starts.
His inform sire struck again when The United States gelding USA’s Hope won the 11th and penultimate race on Saturday.
The gelded three-year-old, making just his fourth career start, made it two wins in a row when powering home, under Keagan De Melo, to score by a head.
Trained by Dean Kannemeyer, USA’s Hope was bred by Wicklow Stud.
The progressive three-year-old is out of the Trippi mare Mysterio and is thus bred on the same The United States/Trippi cross as speedy G2 4Racing SA Nursery winner Sheela.
The United States, currently above the likes of Master Of My Fate,Trippi, Dynasty and Vercingetorix on this season’s Leading Sires of 3YOS log, has a very exciting crop of three-year-olds representing him this season.
Among his notable sophomores in 2022-2023 are recent G3 Sea Cottage Stakes winner Billy Bowlegs, brilliant Listed Racehorse Owners Association Stakes hero Khaya’s Hope, G3 TAB4Racing Victory Moon Stakes runner up East Coast, and the exciting Without Question.
The latter stamped himself a likely Derby contender when finishing a close up second in the recent G3 Politician Stakes.
By the same sire as outstanding stallions Frankel (Champion Sire in France in 2022), New Approach and Teofilo, The United States hails from the immediate family of hugely influential champion sire Last Tycoon.
The latter sired a pair of top-class sire sons in Marju and O’Reilly and also ranks as broodmare sire of multiple champion sire King Kamehameha among others.
The United States, a full-brother to dual Guineas winner Hermosa and dual G1 winner Hydrangea, is bred on the same Galileo/Pivotal cross as fellow G1 winners Rhododendron (dam of G1 winner Auguste Rodin), Love and Magical.

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