Klawervlei Stud’s hugely promising young stallion Pomodoro had an eye catching winner at Turffontein on July Day this Saturday.
His Riverton Stud bred son Cirillo made it two wins in a row when romping home, from off the pace, to score a 2.4 length win in a juvenile plate over 1400m for jockey Chase Maujean. In the process, Cirillo accounted for G3 Protea/Listed Storm Bird Stakes winner Bold Eagle by 5.9 lengths!
The Pomodoro colt has now won his last two races by an aggregate of 5.4 lengths, and has won or placed in six of his seven starts to date.
Trained by Sean Tarry, Cirillo has done little wrong in his career thus far, having previously finished second in all of the G2 SA Nursery, G3 Protea Stakes and Kuda Sprint.
The first winner produced by the unplaced Lake Coniston mare Miss Wordsworth, Cirillo was a R60 000 buy from the 2017 CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa.
His July winning sire Pomodoro, who is South Africa’s Champion First Crop Sire elect, has made a cracking start with his first runners also including G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe contender Royal Italian and the promising filly Return Flight.
A son of seven times champion sire Jet Master and Broodmare Of The Year Golden Apple, Pomodoro is a half-brother to Listed Spook Express Handicap Quest For Gold, the dam of this season’s high class stakes winner Chariot Of Gold.