Wednesday double for in-form Visionaire | Cape Breeders Club

Wednesday double for in-form Visionaire

8th Mar 2018

Lammerskraal Stud’s in-form resident sire Visionaire has been enjoying a purple patch of success with his runners over the past few days, and the son of Grand Slam was at it again at Greyville on Wednesday.


Visionaire, whose only four runners on the day either won or ran third in their respective heats, had a quick double thanks to daughters Champenois and We’re Watching You.

The blue blooded 3yo Champenois, who had taken her chance in the G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship earlier in the season, showed plenty of guts to dig down and score a half length win over 1400m on Wednesday. Bred by Summerhill Stud, the Dennis Drier trained filly impressed with her defeat of talented older rival Call Me Winter, with Champenois now having won twice from her last four outings.

Michael Roberts is the trainer of Visionaire’s daughter We’re Watching You, who picked up her fourth career win when she accounted for G3 filly Gold Image over 1000m on Wednesday. The consistent four-year-old, also bred by Summerhill, relishes the polytrack surface, having scored all her victories over the surface.

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Sire of Saturday’s impressive G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Takingthepeace, Visionaire is represented by a single lot at the 2018 April Yearling Sale –a filly out of Fort Wood’s UAE Oaks runner up Festive Style (Lot291).

The former G1 King’s Bishop Stakes winner has a handsome draft of 18 lots on offer at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Visionaire’s NYS draft includes a colt out of Kahal sired Fillies Guineas winner Fisani (Lot 152), a ½ brother to top filly Miss Katalin –and out of G1 winner Little Miss Magic (Lot 192), a colt out of nine time stakes winner Silver Nun (Lot 276), and a filly out of a G3 winning ¾ sister to multiple G1 winner Captain America (Lot 350).

South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire  in 2014-2015, Visionaire has now been responsible for two Fillies Guineas winners from his first three full crops of racing age.

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