Maine Chance Farms’ bang in-form sire Querari, responsible for recent G2 Investec Dingaans winner Monks Hood, enjoyed a good mid-week double when responsible for a pair of winners at Turffontein on Tuesday evening.
The champion son of Oasis Dream, whose son Floating On Water ran third over 1400m at Kenilworth on the same day, is the sire of top-class galloper Kangaroo Jack, who pushed his earnings to over R1 077 575 when victorious over 1160 metres yesterday.
The top-class five-year-old picked up his eighth career victory when downing top sprinters Trip To Heaven, Rivarine and Equus Champion Talktothestars, in a hugely competitive sprint, with Kangaroo Jack running out a short head winner over Angel’s Power.
Kangaroo Jack, who is trained by Gary Alexander, had previously reeled off five wins on the trot , with his past wins including the 2016 G2 Post-Merchants, G2 Joburg Spring Challenge and G3 Spring Spree Stakes.
Querari is also sire of 3yo filly Ice Art, who picked up her second win when landing a fillies and mares handicap over 1000 metres. Trained by Mike Azzie (who also handled the sire’s G1 winner Querari Falcon), Ice Art was bred by John and Liz Slade.
A half-brother to group/graded winners Quasillo and Quidura, Querari will be represented in Saturday’s G1 Forus Cape Guineas by his G2 Joburg Spring Challenge winning son Wonderwall.
He has 13 lots on next month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, including a half-sister to G3 King’s Cup winner Pirate’s Gold (Lot 138), a ¾ sister to the above mentioned Wonderwall (Lot173) and a colt out of a daughter of G1 Yorkshire Oaks winner Key Change (Lot214).