Maine Chance Farms’ exciting young sire Vercingetorix continues to impress as one of South Africa’s most exciting young sires and the former Equus Champion and G1 Jebel Hatta winner looks to have another really smart performer to his credit in the form of Tallinn.
The latter, a member of her sire’s smashing first crop, made it two wins from as many outings, when romping home to a one length win over 1450m at Turffontein on Thursday.
Trained, like her sire, by Mike de Kock, the Maine Chance Farms bred Tallinn had won her only previous start over 1200m by a length and three-quarters.
Out of the Pivotal mare Tumbelini, Tallinn was a R225 000 buy from the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Her multiple G1 winning sire Vercingetorix also made headlines at Wednesday’s East Cape Racing Awards, where his Dahlia Plate winning son Hooves Of Troy was crowned Champion Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding for 2018-2019.
Bred by Hartley SA, Hooves Of Troy won or placed in all five of his starts last season, and ran third, to fellow Vercingetorix son, and millionaire, African Warrior in the KZN Yearling Sale Million on his final start at two.
A son of Maine Chance Farms’ four times South African champion sire Silvano, Vercingetorix has now been responsible for 20 winners in his first crop, with Hooves Of Troy, African Warrior and Tallinn joined by the likes of Fearless Warrior and Viking Moon as high-class runners in this crop.