Former Summerhill sire Traffic Guard has two five year olds keeping his name in lights, with five year old mare Aquae Sulis having found smart recent form, and the ever consistent 5yo gelding Chatterton’s Keeper both achieving six wins each.
By super sire More Than Ready, Traffic Guard raced until the age of six successfully with five wins in the UK and Dubai from up to 2300m in distance. He carried a Timeform Rating of 123 when he retired. Bred in America and out of a Zafonic mare, it is interesting to note that he has Occult, a Durban July winner who went on to much success in the showjumping arena, in his female line.
Chatterton’s Keeper trained by Wendy Whitehead and out of a Var (recently deceased) mare, has been the picture of consistency – winning five of his last seven starts, and placing 12 times to earn over R420 000 in stakes.
Aquae Sulis, out of a Jet Master mare, is enjoying her racing as she ages and paints a consistent picture in her race records. `She has now won four races for Duncan Howells and partners and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon.
In another feat, former #kznbred Champion sire Jet Master is leading the Broodmare Sires log, and produced four winners in the first four races at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Monday morning.
The L’Ormarins Queens Plate runs this weekend at Kenilworth, a race the giant son of Rakeen won in 1999 and 2000, and has seen descendants take the race over the years – including 2021 winner, Jet Dark – in the colours of Nick Jonsson, aptly from the family who bred Jet Master.