In yet another double for Scott Bros sire Crusade, juvenile Lady Abigail won the Maiden Juvenile Plate whilst Greenstreet Bloodstock’s imposing three year old Calladdi impressed to win his first race from four starts.
Crusade has produced 28 winners to date, including recent Listed winner Covered In Snow and Black Type last season in Zimbabwe with Butchie Boy.
Lady Abigail was the only filly to contest race number one of the day, and made it a 1-2 for KZN-breds and trainer Lezeanne Forbes. The filly, bred by Bruce Le Roux’s Spring Valley Stud out of Lady Gray, has had three runs to win and place from all of them and earn her connections R87 500 in stakes (excluding the additional BSA Maiden Juvenile Bonus of R40 000 she took home).
Lady Abigail has repaid her connections her purchase price of R50 000 from the 2017 National Yearling Sale. The horse to finish second was Anza-Borrego, a Backworth-bred son of Bezrin who has placed from all three of his starts and is definitely going to find the winners enclosure very soon.
The next to follow up was a special win for Justin Vermaak of Greenstreet Bloodstock. Whilst Justin was away for the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale, his parents and new part owners of Calladdi were on course to lead in their first winner, in partnership with Greenstreet Bloodstock and Leslie Logan. Calladdi, a strapping son of Crusade out of Black Type mare Carina Coleman by The Sheik, is bred by the Late Greg Royden-Turner of Roski Stud.
Calladdi sold for R160 000 off the 2016 National Yearling Sale and has won and placed (second) twice from four starts.
Crusade, a half-brother to twice Gr1 winning Seventh Heaven and a Gr1 winner himself, will be represented by yearlings at the National Yearling Sale which are siblings to Subtropical and Matador Man, a first foal out of a full sister to The Apache, and half-sisters to Angel’s Power and African Dream respectively.
Crusade clearly stamps his stock and his 3yo son Slightly Scottish is an entrant for the Michael Roberts Listed.
He stands at Scott Bros Highdown Stud for a fee of R20 000.