Maine Chance Farms’ red-hot sire Querari, recently crowned South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2Yos for the 2018-2019 racing season, has made a cracking start to the 2019-2020 season, and the G1 winning son of Oasis Dream was at it again over the past weekend, when Querari was responsible for a trio of winners on Saturday.
Querari’s high-class son Wonderwall, victorious in the 2017 G2 Joburg Spring Challenge over the likes of Will Pays, New Predator and Coral Fever, made it win number five (and his third win from his last four starts), when he scored a courageous win in a pinnacle stakes over 1400m at Turffontein on Saturday.
Trained by Sean Tarry, and ridden to victory by Raymond Danielson (now unbeaten on Wonderwall in two starts), Wonderwall dug down deep to best Rock Of Africa by a head on Saturday.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, the Querari gelding has now banked in excess of R1.1 million, with Wonderwall’s earlier efforts also including a third place finish in the G1 SA Nursery.
Bred on the same Querari/Silvano cross as stakes winners Cosmic Light, Joking and Luna Wish, Wonderwall was his sire’s only runner at Turffontein on Saturday.
Querari also had a quickfire double at Kenilworth on Saturday with his progeny Psychedelic and Principessa both winning their respective races.
The Justin Snaith trained Psychedelic stormed home to get off the mark by 1.5 lengths when breaking his maiden over1000m on Saturday with another son of Querari, Captain Turk, finishing third.
His paternal half-sister Principessa was rewarded for consistency when she scored a half-length win over 2000m for trainer Brett Crawford, jockey Donovan Dillon and owner-breeders Maine Chance Farms.
Querari is a son of champion sprinter Oasis Dream (whose sire sons include the very popular and successful Showcasing as well as the hugely exciting Muhaarar) who is broodmare sire of current unbeaten two-year-old Siskin –winner of Friday night’s G1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.
Querari, who had yearlings make up to R4.2 million at the National Sale earlier this year, has 11 lots on this week’s National 2YO Sale.