Two #kznbreds impressed at the Greyville meeting yesterday, with a lovely debut win from Mogok filly Marsanne and Vinson stamping himself as possibly a feature horse for the upcoming KZN Champions Season.
Marsanne, a half-sister to multiple winners Kanonkop and Wynkelder (each 4-time winners), won easily on debut for trainer Duncan Howells on her race debut. She had Barrier Trialled exceptionally well in August, but had problems thereafter and one of the owners, Warren Lenferna in partnership with Mr Dave MacLean, Frank da Ascencao and Duncan Howells, thanked the team for being patient and looking after the filly to get her back.
Duncan is no stranger to talented Mogok fillies and one of his career highlights was Gypsy’s Warning, who went to win a major Gr1 in America aside from her wins in South Africa. Bred by the Kjell Foundation and bought after the filly bit one of the owners at the Nationals, she was sold for R200 000. With the likes of Al Mufti, Foveros and Prince Tor in her strong Black Type damline, look for this filly in the features for the coming season.
Only a R90 000 purchase off the KZN Yearling Sale, Piemonte Stud-bred Vinson by the ill fated and much missed Await The Dawn, was impressive once again for the stable of Tony Rivalland winning for the second time over 1600m for Mr Sadha Naidoo from just four starts and placing once.
Out of Strike Smartly mare Sermonize, who has produced three winners including 5-time winner Discourse, its the immediate family of Temple Grafin, Zen Arcade and Horse Chestnut.
Well done to all concerned.