Maine Chance Farms’ prominent sire Querari has a very exciting crop of three-year-olds this season.
They include the promising filly Gobsmacked, who made it four wins from four starts when scoring a thrilling win at Turffontein on Monday afternoon.
Winner of last season’s G2 Prosport International Debutante (where she beat Saturday’s impressive winner Golden Hostess among others), the Johan Janse Van Vuuren trained Gobsmacked was sent off tote favourite for Monday’s TAB 4Racing App Pinnacle Stakes (F&M) (1200m) and duly lived up to expectations.
Under log leading jockey Keagan De Melo, Gobsmacked hit the front some way from home, before appearing beaten by the classy five-year-old Full Velocity. However, the Maine Chance Farms bred Gobsmacked showed huge courage and fought back to win by a short head.
Out of the Shamardal mare Bold Nimph, the unbeaten Gobsmacked is bred on a similar cross to the one which produced Oasis Dream’s G1 winning daughter Pretty Pollyanna.
Gobsmacked was one of two winners for Querari at Turffontein on Monday, with the son of Oasis Dream also responsible for Que Ceu Azul, winner of the second race on the card.
South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs in both 2018-2019 and 2021-2022, Querari has nine lots catalogued for this weekend’s Cape Racing Ready To Run & 2YO Unbroken Sale.