Faustino, the sprinting Piemonte-bred son of Crusade made it two from two and his sixth career win at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.
The gelding half-brother to multiple winners including the smart Filippo gave his syndicate much joy when bravely taking on Winter Baron to get up on the line by a nose under Keratilie Katjedi who gets on well with the gelding and has ridden him in his last three starts for a 2nd and two wins.
Faustino is out of Var mare, Wishful Eye.
Trained by Kom Naidoo, who has the smart Vercingetorix half sister to Faustino and Filippo, the black gelding is owned by Messrs Kenny Govender, E C Abraham, Rajan Naidoo, Mesdames D Jithoo and Trinisha Pillay.
Piemonte recently made news with Franca (Rafeef), who won the Eastern Cape Award for Champion 3YO Filly and Polytrack Filly. Out of Afnaan by Red Ransom (broodmare sire of Captain’s Ransom), Franca has won 6 times including the Aloe Handicap (NBT) and placing second in the Milkwood Stakes Listed.
Well done to all concerned.