Varsfontein Stud’s successful sire Judpot enjoyed a memorable treble of winners at the Vaal on Thursday.
Kingmambo’s half-brother had his first winner on the day when his Drakenstein Stud bred son Bright Blessed Day justified 5/8 tote favouritism to break his maiden over 1200m.
The 3yo gelding has now won or placed in all four of his career outings, with Bright Blessed Day being a R300 000 buy from the 2016 National 2YO Sale.
Judpot’s second winner on Thursday came in the form of Judd’s Rocket, who followed up his paternal half-brother’s win by scoring in the very next race.
The 3yo gelding dug down deep to best runner up Agent Kay in a stirring duel, which saw Judd’s Rocket edge clear to break his maiden over 1700m by a neck. Bred and owned by Vanessa Harrison, Judd’s Rocket is out of the Jet Master mare Jet Flyer.
Third of the Judpot treble came when the Sean Tarry trained Forafewdollarsmore, who ran on powerfully to record his second win by a length and a quarter over 2000 metres under the urgings of champion apprentice Lyle Hewitson. Bred by the Ten Einde Farm, Forafewdollarsmore is out of the Western Winter mare Westerns.
A former Equus Outstanding Stallion, Judpot is a well established success story, with his notable performers including champion Along Came Polly, G1 winners Forest Indigo and Juxtapose, and graded stakes winners Colour Of Courage, Deputy Jud, Double Whammy, Final Judgement and Polyphonic.
His G3 Jubilee Handicap winning son Coral Fever runs in Saturday’s G1 Sun Met.
The son of A P Indy has two lots on February’s Cape Yearling Sale –
a colt (bred on the same cross as Forest Indigo) out of a half-sister to G2 winner Roman Charger (Lot 39)
a filly whose winning dam is a half-sister to G2 winning filly Joshlin (Lot 59)