KZN enjoyed several winners over the past week, including two for Bush Hill sire Willow Magic and three for Hadlow Stud.
Willow Magic, boasting 41% winners to runners for his 3yo crop with an AEPR of over R60 000, saw juvenile Miss Magician win at the 3rd time of asking and having earned a cheque in all three of her starts.
The filly is trained by Sean Tarry and owned in partnership with the RA’s Natalie Turner.
Interestingly, both winners for Willow Magic were out of Kahal mares.
The second came for Willow’s Wish – a 3yo colt out of Gr2 winner Fisani on Thursday at the Vaal, also trained by Sean Tarry for Mrs Gossayn and the Towell’s who have raced #kznbred Before Noon to great success.
The Martin’s of Hadlow Stud had a smart win in Port Elizabeth with Royal Shindig – out of a Trippi broodmare purchased with the intention for a Noble Tune cover – its the same cross that produced grey Gr1 winner and Gr1 producing sire, Liam’s Map (by Unbridled’s Song out of a Trippi mare).
Royal Shindig has been consistent for trainer Juan Nel to place 6 times until his 3-length win at Fairview over 1600m. Hadlow, a nursery for St John Gray’s Graystone Stud, also enjoyed two winner during the week at the Vaal. Bezrin filly Feather Nest won for the second time, as did four year old Last Cheer on Thursday.
In form sire Capetown Noir produced a smart juvenile win with Cocoa Hill for trainer Fanie Bronkhorst. Capetown Noir is carrying a 33% winners to runners percentage. Standing at Piemonte Stud, Lee Scribante reports that he covered just 3 mares in 2020.
Well done to all concerned and we look forward to the weekend’s racing.
Rathmor’s VDJ entry and Gr2 winner Nexus will be contesting the Gr3 Cup Trial whilst their son of What A Winter, Sypda’s Corner, looks favoured for the NBT Durban Dash!