Philanthropist relative lifts Eyrefield Stakes | Cape Breeders Club

Philanthropist relative lifts Eyrefield Stakes

29th Oct 2018

Drakenstein Stud’s successful sire Philanthropist hails from one of the world’s great female lines, and he gained another boost to his impressive pedigree page at Leopardstown on Saturday.


Promising two-year-old Guaranteed (Teofilo –Gearanai) made it win number two from six outings when he won the G3 Eyrefield Stakes over a mile and a furlong.

Second last week to Aidan O’Brien’s Coral Beach in the G3 Killavullen Stakes, he was sent off a 9-2 chance in the hands of Kevin Manning who took up a nice position on the rails.

In contrast, 13-8 favourite Masaff had to come wide on the bend and while he stuck to his task, Guaranteed held a half-length advantage at the line.

Trainer Jim Bolger said after the win, “I loved him the last day and my only concern was going back so soon again. We’ll make it up to him over the winter.

“Only once did he not run up to his form. It looks like he’ll get a mile and a half next year. He’s only half-furnished so there could be a lot of improvement. We’ll look at some of the Derby trials next year. He handles any ground which is a big help.”

Guaranteed’s third dam is Kentucky Oaks winner Dispute (by Danzig) who shares her ancestor Grey Flight with Philanthropist himself.

Singapore Sling

The Leading All Weather Sire in North America in 2014, Philanthropist also enjoyed a double over the weekend, with his runners scoring in two different provinces.
First of the Philanthropist runners to score was Kenny Trix who made it win number three when downing some high class sorts over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, and trained by Vaughan Marshall, the gelded Kenny Trix (who is out of the Western Winter mare Winter Conquest) has now won or placed in 11 of his 14 outings.

He is bred on the same Philanthropist/Western Winter cross as current Hong Kong star and former G2 Investec Dingaans winner Singapore Sling.

Philanthropist also enjoyed success at Greyville on Sunday when his gelded four-year-old son Edge Of The Sun scored over 1200m for trainer Duncan Howells and jockey Mark Khan. Bred by Highlands, Edge Of The Sun has now won two of his last three races.

His sire Philanthropist has two fillies on offer at Sunday’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, and a single lot on offer at the 2018 CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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