Bush Hill Stud’s impeccably bred son of Galileo, Flying The Flag, is enjoying a productive December with three wins and three seconds in three provinces.
The beautifully-bred Essos out of a Danehill Dancer mare, bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein, won for the second time for owner Mrs Suzette Viljoen in PE with trainer Zietsman Oosthuizen. An eye catching yearling, he has also earned five place cheques for his South African Champion Owner.
Marengo, bred and owned by Mr Justus Van Wyk and trained by Roy Magner won for the third occasion and has been paying his way with 11 place cheques to his record and proves the speed Flying The Flag can apply, winning all three races over 1000m.
Victory Twist, a big handsome dark bay trained by Tony Rivalland has given his owners immense joy, winning twice over 1700m and placing three times. He also carries an international pedigree, being out of a Cape Cross mare bred by the late Syd Rosseau of St Helier Stud.
Bush Hill Bred Guy Fox out of the wonderful mare Miss Andrea, has been unlucky – finding the 2nd placed box in his last three starts for trainer Garth Puller and will no doubt be a winner very soon.
Summerview Stud are breeders of another two second places in the past week for Flying The Flag – again another unlucky horse is Get Carter with three seconds for trainer MJ Odendaal, whilst International Racing Club’s Flag Of Wren has placed second twice – the most recent on Friday evening.
Flying The Flag is a full brother to Gr1 winning full sisters Magical and Rhododendron, both leading European multiple Gr1 winners for Coolmore.