Maine Chance Farms’s G1 winning sire Querari was represented by his 20th stakes winner when his four-year-old daughter Principessa won the Listed Ardmore Jamaica Handicap (2000m) at Kenilworth on Friday afternoon.
Under a fine ride from Nooresh Juglall, the Maine Chance bred and owned Principessa ran on strongly to get up in the shadow of the post and register a short-head win over Australia filly Sleeping Single, with the tote favourite Kelpie back in third spot.
The filly has now won three times, and is one of nearly 40 stakes horses for her sire Querari.
Principessa, a second Jamaica Handicap winner in a row for trainer Brett Crawford, is out of the Monsun mare Pailita.
Her sire Querari (an Oasis Dream half-brother to group/graded stakes winners Quasillo and Quidura, and full-brother to Listed Doncaster Mile winner Sharja Bridge) is enjoying another good season in 2019-2020 thus far, with his other notable performers including G3 HSH Princess Charlene Stakes winner Mill Queen and CTS Ready To Run Stakes second Rio Querari.
South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs for 2018-2019, Querari has 13 yearlings on offer at the upcoming Cape Premier Yearling Sale, and a further six lots on February’s Cape Yearling Sale.