Ascot Stud’s exciting young sire Bold Silvano became the first of the first crop sires to have a first winner and he has since become the first of the young sires to have his second first crop winner. His latest success came with the Mike de Kock trained colt Bold Rex making a smart winning debut at Scottsville on Sunday.
Bred by Ascot Stud, Bold Rex justified his even money favouritism by romping to victory by three and a half lengths over 1000m and he looks a really smart sort in the making.
Bold Rex, who is out of the National Assembly mare Rexana, was a R160 000 purchase from last year’s National Yearling Sale.
Bold Silvano, a former Equus Champion (who was also trained by Mike de Kock) has now been represented by two debut winners from just four runners, and the handsome bay certainly looks to be a really exciting young sire in the making.
The first son of champion sire Silvano to retire to stud in South Africa, Bold Silvano was an outstanding racehorse and Equus Champion Middle Distance Horse of 2010.
Bred by Ascot Stud, Bold Silvano won seven races in Dubai and South Africa –with four of his victories coming in stakes races.
Winner of the G3 Champion Juvenile Cup at two, Bold Silvano trained on well to land both the G1 Vodacom Durban July (over a star studded field) and G2 Astrapak 1900 at three, before being exported to Dubai where he won the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge over international G1 winners Interaction, Al Shemali and Crowded House.
The July winning champion has 3 lots on offer at the March Yearling Sale –
Lot 35 – bred on the powerful Silvano/Blushing Groom cross, this filly’s dam is a half sister to classic winning G1 winner Reveille Boy and from the family of speedsters Command Control and Super Magic
Lot 70 – a half sister to three winners, including classy sprinter Villa Del Largo, this filly hails from a superb international family, with this family having produced the likes of Kentucky Derby winner and outstanding sire Unbridled, Horse Of The Year Dr Fager and last year’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam’s Map
Lot 113 – a half sister to 3 winners, this filly is out of G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Charming Chestnut and is bred on similar lines to champion Vercingetorix and G1 winner Happy Valentine
Bold Silvano also has nine well bred lots on offer at April’s National Yearling Sale –including a colt whose dam is a half sister to G1 winner Captain America (Lot 119), a filly whose dam is a stakes placed daughter of champion sire Western Winter (Lot 145), and a filly out of G1 Cape Fillies Guineas runner up Silky Dancer (Lot 327).