|Bush Hill Double In Singapore|
Warwick Render of Bush Hill Stud reports that a very productive and exciting weekend for the Bush Hill sires – with them achieving what may well be a first for a South African stud farm, a “weekend double” in Singapore.
On Friday King’s Chapel’s son Boundless Glory won the TC Austcham Cup over 1200m and this was followed on Sunday by Kahal’s son Coronet Peak recording a victory also over 1200m.
Boundless Glory was recorded his eighth career victory with this win and his second for the season. He has had three starts in the last month for two wins and a second. He is out of the Stravinsky mare Stage Fright who herself was a one time winner and to date has had five foals for three runners and two winners with Boundless Glory being comfortably the best of these.
Coronet Peak was bred by Somerset Stud and is out of the Gallic League mare Claire Anne. Somerset sold a full brother to Coronet Peak at the National Yearling sales this year for R 300 000.
A winning return to the racetrack for one of King’s Chapel’s leading progeny, when his son King Montrose won over 1000m in New Zealand recording his tenth career victory from 35 starts.
Having last year been a contender in several graded races right through to Gr 1 level his results include a win in the CJC Stewards Stakes, a second in the Timaru Stakes and a Third in the Pegasus stakes. After a disappointing run in a Gr 3 on the 2nd of February he was rested and recently saw his first run back since then.
King Montrose is out of the one time winning Tights mare Dorrington. She the dam of 13 foals for 10 runners and 8 winners. He has proven himself a very decent and versatile horse with his ten wins and seven places coming from distances ranging from 1000m to 2000m and in all types of going.
King’s Chapel’s first South African progeny are now yearlings, outstanding individuals of substance with powerful hindquarters. King’s Chapel stands for a fee of R15 000 this season.
To add to these results we received a couple of rave reviews on the first of the Curved Ball foals that are hitting the ground.
Bruce le Roux of Spring Valley phoned to report the third of the foals born on his stud by the exciting son of Fastnet Rock and said: “This colt is just like the other two and is absolutely outstanding, and on the strength of these foals I have switched a couple of extra mares to go to him this season.”
TBA yearling inspector and Kerry Jack reported “I am very pleased with my Curved Ball filly, she’s developing into a lovely, racy, scopey filly, lots of quality, out of quite a slight high quality Victory Moon mare”.
Curved Ball is by the hot overseas sire Fastnet Rock out of Zabeel mare Curvaceous. He stands for a fee of R8 000 (R3 000 nom and R5000 live foal) this season.