Saturday double for Byword | Cape Breeders Club

Saturday double for Byword

23rd Jul 2018

Brilliant Royal Ascot winner Byword enjoyed both success as a stallion, and further black type to his family, over the weekend.

Winner of the 2010 G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (beating current sire sensation Twice Over), Byword had a pair of South African winners score impressively on Saturday. Remarkably, Byword’s two winners were the sire’s only runners carded for the day –a result which gave the flashy chestnut a 100% strike record for the day.


First of the Byword runners to score was his 3yo daughter Goede Hoop, who romped home to score an effortless three length maiden win over 2000m at Turffontein.
Trained by Robbie Sage, and ridden to victory by Muzi Yeni, the Bosworth Farms bred filly was too good for the Australian bred favourite Stormborne Thunder and she has now won or been placed in each of her last three outings.

Goede Hoop was produced by the Fort Wood mare Nautical.

Byword’s second Saturday winner came in the form of the Candice Bass-Robinson trained Miss Plumcake who scored a gutsy win over 1400m at Kenilworth. The 2yo Miss Plumcake, bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, had been placed behind highly rated sorts Coral Bay and Shamrock Wind in her only previous outings and she looks capable of building on Saturday’s long neck victory.

Like Goede Hoop, Miss Plumcake was produced by a daughter of Fort Wood –with her dam being Mistinguett.


Previously responsible for G3 winning 2yo Rain Spider earlier in the season, the well related Byword also hails from a bang in-form female line.

His close relative Environs (by Dansili) caught the eye when running out a facile 1.25 length winner of the Listed Prix de Bagatelle at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday. The 3yo, a winner of her last two races in a row, was produced by the Oasis Dream mare Zatsfine –a half-sister to Byword, multiple G1 winner Proviso and G2 Prix Eugene Adam hero Finche.

From the same male line as current sire standouts Pivotal and Siyouni, Byword has 16 lots on the 2018 National Two Year Old Sale, including a half-sister to multiple 2yo stakes winner Oomph (Lot 4), a colt from the family of Fort Wood, Timber Country and Dubai Millennium (Lot 199), a half-brother to Equus Champion Hermoso Mundo (Lot 239), and a half-brother to the dam of this season’s talented 2yo stakes winner Coral Bay (Lot 342).

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