Holly’s Vision, a two-year-old daughter of Highlands Farms Stud’s exciting young sire Pathfork, made a smart winning debut when scoring over 1000m at Greyville on Wednesday.
Bred by the Ascot Stud, the juvenile filly made all the running to win on debut by a neck, over promising debutante Gypsy Queen, and Holly’s Vision looks above average.
Wednesday’s winner, who is closely inbred to Sadler’s Wells, was a R440 000 purchase at last year’s National Yearling Sale.
Owned by Brian Burnard, Holly’s Vision is a half-sister to four winners including Listed Sun Classique Handicap winner Silver Holly.
Her sire, former Irish Champion Pathfork, has been in scintillating form of late, with his runners winning all over South Africa.
The son of US champion sire Distorted Humor’s recent winners include the smart filly Secret Star (a winner of three of her last four starts), South Side, and My Friend Lee.
Winner of the 2010 G1 boylesports.com Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, Pathfork is currently above such sires as Fort Wood, Go Deputy and New Approach on the General Sires List.
Pathfork, whose first crop of runners include such talented performers as Red Chesnut Road, Turbo and Elusive Path, has 3 lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale –with his draft including a colt from the family of G1 2yo Greenacre (Lot 60), and a colt from the famed Denise’s Joy family (Lot 67).
The well bred sire (whose relatives include champion sires Northern Guest, Redoute’s Choice and Try My Best) also has eight lots on the March Yearling Sale –including a filly out of the stakes winning Markofdistinction (Lot 54), a filly out of G3 winning sprinter Mighty Doll (Lot 59), and a half-sister to G1 winning 2yo On Her Toes (Lot 105).