KZN-bred Kwinta, a lovely big daughter of Kahal bred by the Kjell Foundation followed in her full sister’s footsteps to add more Bold Black Type for her dam Salaam who has nicked beautifully to Kahal, now producing three Stakes Winners – all full-sisters, all owned by Mrs L C A Bouwer and all trained by Stan Ferriera.
Another full-sister Khonza, purchased by Maine Chance Farms is a winner and has placed from only four starts.
The Sansui Summer Cup day feature programme got off to a thrilling start, with just 1,30 lengths covering the first four runners home in this fillies and mares speed handicap.
Fourteen ladies lined up in the quest for the all important booster of black type over the Turffontein 1160m, with many punters siding with Mike De Kock’s Captain Al flyer Perfumed Lady who went off at 15-10.
Kwinta had not been ignored and there was plenty of support for her as she jumped at 9-2.
As expected the heat was turned on full blast from the jump with Kwinta always in the firing lane down the outside, as she led Jo Malone and Lumya with Perfumed Lady looking lost down the inside.
Into the final 300m it was anybody’s race but Kwinta rallied impressively under a powerful ride by Marco Van Rensburg to win by a head in a time of 66,54 secs.
She outgunned her more fancied stablemate Winter Star, who could do no better than 3,60 lengths off.
The Zaki speedster Lumya by Toreador was always there and looked dangerous for 95% of the journey – she was shaded late for fourth.
Kwinta is a full sister to two solid sprinters in the stakes winning Eastern Greeting and Kalaam – both were also trained by the experienced Stan Ferreira, and won seven races between them. In an interesting event, Eastern Greeting won the Gr2 Camellia Stakes just a nose from her older full sister Kalaam, who attempted the race twice and finished second in both starts.
The mare Salaam is by Northern Guest out of a Salaadim mare, Salaadim’s Pride, a grand daughter of Hobnob. Salaam is a half-sister to Gr1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Fez and a full-sister to Stakes Winners Red Crescent and Game View.
The consistent Kwinta has won four of her nine starts, with four places registered – and gross stakes of R388 375 in the bank.
Congratulations to Mike Benson and Mrs L C A Bouwer of the Kjell Foundation and all concerned!