Varsfontein Stud’s resident sire Gimmethegreenlight has been in scintillating form this season, and the inform son of More Than Ready struck again three times at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Thursday afternoon.
Gimmethegreenlight, who is currently heading the South African General Sires List for 2022-2023, had three winners at Kenilworth on Thursday, with the sire’s daughter Strawberry Light victorious in the fourth race on the card, and Gimmethegreenlight geldings Beyondtheboundary and Let It Burn winning races seven and eighth respectively.
Trained, like her sire, by Justin Snaith, three-year-old Strawberry Light stayed on strongly, under Richard Fourie, to win Thursday’s Follow Cape Racing On Social Media Maiden Special Weights (F&M) (1400m) by a short head.
The Lammerskraal Stud bred filly had finished second twice in her previous four starts.
Out of the Western Winter mare Strawberry Ice, Strawberry Light looks sure to build on this first success.
Gimmethegreenlight also looks to have a well above average four-year-old to his name in the form of Beyondtheboundary.
The latter made a winning Cape debut when that Alyson Wright trained gelding powered away to win the www.caperacing.co.za MR 74 Handicap (1400m) by an emphatic one and three-quarter lengths.
Rated good enough to contest last season’s G1 Daily News 2000, Beyondtheboundary has now won twice from just eight starts and this gelding looks very progressive.
Bred by Patricia Devine Investments, Beyondtheboundary is out of the Jet Master mare Soft Landing is thus bred on the same Gimmethegreenlight/Jet Master cross as graded stakes winners Green Plains, La Bella Mia and Universal.
Gimmethegreenlight’s final success at Kenilworth on Thursday came when another son, Let It Burn, won the eighth and final race on the card for Dean Kannemeyer and Keagan De Melo.
Bred by Team Valor, and another bred on the successful Gimmethegreenlight/Jet Master cross, Let It Burn has now won three of just ten starts.
The four-year-old is out of the Jet Master mare She’s On Fire.