Tuesday treble for champion sire | Cape Breeders Club

Tuesday treble for champion sire

1st Nov 2017

Maine Chance Farms’ champion sire Silvano, once again atop the general sires list, has been in cracking form of late, with his sons Nebula and Ollivander running 1-2 in Sunday’s Listed Sunshine Sweepstake Algoa Cup and the triple G1 winning son of Lomitas was back in the news on Tuesday, when Silvano was represented by a trio of winners on the day.


The Silvano treble included two very well bred debut winners- both of whom look capable of bigger and better things.

First of his winners to score was the Brett Crawford trained Zanzibarian, who broke his maiden in emphatic fashion when romping home to beat his paternal half-brother William The Brave (a brother to Silvano’s Cape Derby winner Bravura) by four lengths over 2000 metres at Kenilworth. Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Zanzibarian has now won or placed in six of his seven starts.

He is bred on the same Silvano/Fort Wood cross as July winning champion Marinaresco and G1 Majorca Stakes winner Nightingale.

Silvano’s Tuesday success transferred to Turffontein, where daughter Mable Syrup and son Pietro Mascagni both won first time out for trainer Mike de Kock.
Bred and owned by Wilgerbosdrift, the beautifully bred Mable Syrup dug down deep to score a neck win first time out over 1160m.


The Varsfontein Stud bred Pietro Mascagni, the second top lot sold from the 2016 National Yearling Sale, impressed with a gritty short head win on debut over 1160m, and, like Mable Syrup, can surely only improve with this first out win.

The colt, a R2.3 million buy, is out of the Western Winter mare Jodie, and is thus bred on the same Silvano/Western Winter cross as SA Oaks winner Wind Chill, Daisy Guineas winner Black Arthur and recent Woolavington Handicap winner Strathdon.

A dual champion sire in South Africa, Silvano has runners in both the G3 Princess Charlene Starling Stakes (Silver Thursday) and G2 Charity Mile (Bella Sonata, Tahini) on Saturday.

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