Juveniles sired by Avontuur’s top class sire Var continue to set tracks alight around South Africa.
The former sprint champion was represented by another well bred juvenile winner this past weekend in the form of Speedpoint.
Bred by the Drakenstein Stud, Speedpoint made amends for a fourth place on debut when scoring a convincing 1.25 length win over 1000m at Kenilworth on Saturday –relegating another by Var (Varside) into second.
It surely won’t be long before Varside breaks his maiden and gives Var yet another 2yo winner.
Out of the Casey Tibbs mare Cash Register, Speedpoint was a R700 000 buy from last year’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale.
Meanwhille, in KZN, Var’s impressive looking son Varallo (a R2 000 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale), made it two wins from as many outings-despite running very green-when scoring by 2.75 lengths over 1200m at Scottsville on Sunday.
Trained by Charles Laird, Varallo, who had won over 1000m on debut when very green, looks a top notch prospect and is surely a feature race contender in the making!
He was one of two winners on Sunday for Var, whose son Cuvara followed up a good debut run by scoring over 1200m.
The sire of 18 G1 horses (and counting!), Var has six lots on offer at next month’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale, including a colt out of G1 winner Sarabande (Lot 32), and a colt out of Fillies Guineas winner Fisani (Lot 108).
He also has 28 lots on May’s National Yearling Sale, with Var’s draft including yearlings out of top class racemares Azabu Park, Festival Of Fire, Flirtation, Tick Tock and Urabamba, as well as filly whose dam is a half-sister to O Caesour (Lot 278), and a half-brother to high class stakes winners Ispahn and Persian Rug (Lot 118).