Roy Magner’s super consistent #kznbred Prince Of Kahal flashed up late on the outside to win a drama-filled 2019 renewal of the R350 000 Gr2 Joburg Spring Challenge at Turffontein on Saturday.
Apprentice Denis Schwarz has formed a solid partnership with the 5yo gelding, who recently dead-heated with #kznbred Angel’s Power to win the Gr3 Spring Spree Stakes. It was Schwarz’ third straight win on Prince Of Kahal and four from four.
Allowed to start at a generous 15-1, Prince Of Kahal came on late to nab the free-striding Zouaves (5-1) and win the 1450m feature on the inside track by a head in a time of 88,88 secs.
Trainer Roy Magner was over the moon and told Tabnews that the winner is known as Tiger in his yard.
“We love him but he’s very arrogant. He doesn’t like being told what to do. But then again, he is always doing his best anyway. It’s his way or no way!”
A son of Kahal (Machiavellian) out of the five-time winning Model Man mare Vogue, Prince Of Kahal was bred by Clifton Stud and was bought for R120 000 at the KZN Yearling Sale. Prince Of Kahal was orphaned at 2 weeks old after his dam died from colic. He is a half-brother to Gr2 winner Fort Vogue, who died prematurely after arriving in Dubai, and to the Gr3 winner Whatalady.
Clifton Stud bought back his brave little half-sister by AP Answer, Fashion Talk, who was trained by James Goodman. She won 3 times and placed 10 times, winning over 1800m – 2000m.
He has earned R1 073 788 with his 8 wins and 9 places from 27 starts.