Wednesday treble for Pathfork | Cape Breeders Club

Wednesday treble for Pathfork

29th Nov 2018

Irish Champion and G1 winning two-year-old Pathfork has been enjoying another rich run of form, and the son of Distorted Humor was at it again on Wednesday this week.
Pathfork had a treble of winners-from three runners- at Kenilworth’s mid-week meeting, with Pathfork progeny winning three of the eight races carded for the day.


The former Champion Two-Year-Old’s first success on Wednesday came when the Brett Crawford trained Duke’s Domain broke his maiden when trying the 1600m trip for a first time.

Bred by the Highlands Stud, 3yo Duke’s Domain dug down deep to prevail in a thrilling finish and score a short head win. The gelding, who is inbred to Forty Niner, was produced  by the Trippi mare Doris Duke.

Pathfork’s second success on Wednesday came in the form of the talented Justin Snaith trained filly Township Melody. The latter, who had scored a memorable victory on Vodacom Durban July day earlier in the year, made it win number three when posting a 0.3 of a length win over 1200, when downing favourite Golden Chance and the smart Australian bred filly Intothelimelight.

Four-year-old Township Melody, who has won or placed in nine of her 15 outings, had previously finished over 2.5 lengths back in the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes. The filly, who is out of National Emblem mare Sovereign Beat, was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein.

Her paternal half-sister Skye Lane gave Pathfork a third win on the day when that three-year-old saluted over 1600m when victorious in Wednesday’s last race. Trained by Dan Katz, the lightly raced Skye Lane has now won or placed in four of five outings and has already two victories to her name. Bred by Michael Leaf, Skye Lane put 1.25 lengths between herself and runner up Indian Love Song in Wednesday’s eighth race.

Pathfork (currently standing at the Sandown Stud), also hails from a very much in-form female line.
Not only did Pathfork’s half-brother War Of Will recently romp to a five length victory at Churchill Downs, but Pathfork hails from the very same family as one of the world’s greatest racehorse in the form of Almond Eye.

Redoute’s Choice

The latter, a brilliant winner of Sunday’s G1 Japan Cup, has the magnificent mare Best In Show as her fourth dam, with Best In Show being the fifth dam of G1 National Stakes/G2 Futurity Stakes winner Pathfork himself.

Other notables descended from Best In Show include the likes of Redoute’s Choice, El Gran Senor, Try My Best, Northern Guest,Peeping Fawn, Rags To Riches, Jazil and Shoals.

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