Kahal Fairview Feature 1-2

Symbolik wins Fairview Mile
Symbolik wins Fairview Mile from Distinguished, both by Kahal. Image: Coastal Photos

The Shams have become major players on the Port Elizabeth circuit and pulled a nice win out of the bag in the R100 000 Fairview Mile with the 5yo Kahal gelding Symbolik finding his best form under Sandile Khathi. It was a 1-2 past the winning post for Kahal as his Stakes winning son Distinguished owned by Marcus Jooste and now trained by Tara Laing, finished in second place less then a length off.

With topweighted dual Cape Gr3 winner Readytogorightnow  going off a 17-10 favourite, the nine horse field boasted plenty of quality.

With Distinguished and Grape Vine leading the charge at the 400m, Symbolik was poised in the shadows and was climbing all over the front pair.

And Sandile Khathi’s body language suggested he knew he had it in the bag at the 200m marker already, and the gelding cruised past Distinguished to win by 0,75 lengths in a time of 96,04 secs.

Kahal at Bush Hill Stud in 2013. Image: Candiese Marnewick


The Kjell Foundation bred Symbolik is a 5yo gelded son of Kahal out of the unraced National Emblem mare, Protea.

He was formerly based in Gauteng with Johan Janse van Vuuren, where he left as a one-time winner at the end of 2014. He has now won five further races in Port Elizabeth.

Symbolik has won six times in total from 28 starts with 10 places and took his stakes to R417 325.

The Kjell Foundation has had plenty of success with the progeny of Kahal, in particular the full sisters’ Eastern Greeting, Kalaam,  Khonza and Kwinta – whilst their other winners by Kahal include Katch, Kanonkop, Klondike Creek and Koncealed.

Kahal’s last crop of yearlings will be available this year. He has maintained his position of 5th on the National Sires Log with a runners to winners percentage of 37.2% for the season.

– extract sportingpost.co.za


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *