Silvano relative makes a winning British debut | Cape Breeders Club

Silvano relative makes a winning British debut

7th Nov 2018

I Could Do Better, whose dam is a half-sister to leading South African sire Silvano, caught the eye when making a winning debut at Redcar on Tuesday.

Sylvan On Fire

The 2yo gelded son of Highlands sire Canford Cliffs caused a 33-1 surprise when landing an EBF Novice Stakes over seven furlongs in soft going for trainer Keith Dalgleish and rider Graham Lee.
Tuesday’s win came at the expense of the well bred pair of King Of Comedy (a Kingman half-brother to the Duke Of Marmalade sired classic winner Star Of Seville) and Asad (a son of Duke Of Marmalade’s G3 winner Venus De Milo).

I Could Do Better is out of the unraced Black Sam Bellamy mare Shebelia, whose ten winning siblings include the G1 winning stallions Sabiango (whose wins included the G1 Charles Whittingham Handicap) and Silvano (G1 Arlington Million, G1 Singapore Cup, G1 QEII Cup), as well Silvano’s own sister Shina. The latter has made her mark at stud through her high class son Horizon (a R5.2 million yearling buy whose victories included the 2017 G3 Cartier Politician Stakes) and promising 3yo filly Santa Clara.
The latter, a likely contender for the 2018 G1 Cape Fillies Guineas, is yet to be unplaced after five outings and last time out ran third in the G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship.

Slide1 Silvano

The Maine Chance Farms’ based Silvano, a multiple champion sire in South Africa and former champion sire in Slovakia, was in the news on Saturday when his five-year-old daughter Sylvan On Fire captured the G3 Yellowwood Handicap at Turffontein.

Out of the Jet Master mare Jet Flyer, the Vanessa Harrison bred and owned Sylvan On Fire is one of 83 stakes winners sired by Silvano thus far.

The multiple champion has three lots on this month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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