Fresh off supplying a good winner at Turffontein in the form of Seehaam, Maine Chance Farms’ red hot resident sire Vercingetorix was back in the news at Hollywoodbets Scottsville the following day.
The former G1 Jebel Hatta winner kicked off Sunday’s card in great fashion, when his two-year-old son Paris Rix stayed on gamely to land a maiden juvenile plate over 1000m, by a length going away.
Trained by Justin Snaith, the Stone Hill Stud bred Paris Rix, who was ridden to victory by Anton Marcus in Sunday’s race, had been fourth on his only previous start and looks progressive.
Out of the National Emblem mare Antigua, Paris Rix is the third two-year-winner, from as many runners, for Vercingetorix this season thus far. (Vercingetorix’s other juvenile winners in 2020-2021 include Summer Juvenile Stakes hero Ambiorix as well as unbeaten filly Naarah).
The Maine Chance Farms resident was back in the winners enclosure on Sunday when Vercingetorix’s daughter Abbey Wood stormed home to win for Lezeanne Forbes and Anton Marcus.
Third on her previous start, the Maine Chance bred Abbey Wood came with a late rattle to break her maiden by just under a length and a quarter, while scoring in Sunday’s 1950m contest.Out of the Jet Master mare Air Pocket, 3yo Abbey Wood was a R150 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
South Africa’s Leading Second Season Sire and Leading Sire of 3YOs last season, Vercingetorix is currently fourth on the Leading Sires of 2YOs list.
The son of Silvano has 3 lots on the Cape Yearling Sale and a further seven lots on the Cape Premier Yearling Sale.