Double For Admire Main At Turffontein

Double For Admire Main At Turffontein
Admire Main with Mick Goss in the fore, at the 2013 Summer Ready-To-Run Sale. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Admire Main achieved a double at Turffontein on the weekend with Main Sunday getting her second win for trainer Roy Magner over 1800m, and impressive debut winner The Elmo Effect winning his first by two and half lengths over 1450m for trainer Gary Alexander.

Main Sunday is part owned by breeder S W Robinson & C B Cubitt. Out of Qui Danzig mare Princess Camilla, she has placed three times previously.

The Elmo Effect, bred by Summerhill Stud who stand Admire Main, is owned by Messrs Pravin Chetty & H B Odendaal. Out of Dream Starling by Northern Guest, the three year old chestnut colt won easily under jockey Ian Sturgeon from a quality field of youngsters.

The Elmo Effect, a R225 000 Ready To Run Sale Graduate of 2013, is currently sitting 16th on the log for the 2014 Ready To Run Cup.

Admire Main, the only son of Sunday Silence in South Africa, covered a few mares in Japan in 2009 before his breeding season was interrupted to be moved to South Africa.

From the small crop of Japanese mares he covered, he has already achieved a number of winners and places in Japan – over distances of 900m – 1800m.

A big chestnut stallion at 16.2hh, Admire Main has an equally big and impressive walk to match his athletic good-looks. A top-class racehorse in his native Japan, Admire Main had four wins – including the Gr 2 Aoba Sho Derby Trial over 2400m, and the Gr 3 Mainchi Hai over 2000m. He also placed second in the Gr 1 Japanese Derby and third in the Gr 1 Kikuka Sho – earning in excess of $2-million US Dollars. He won his races by a combined 22.5 lengths.

Out of the mare Promotion – herself by Hector Protector out of Assertion by Assert – his damline also includes Mount Hagen – a stallion that stood at Summerhill Stud many years ago. Admire Main’s half-sister is a two-time winner in Japan is is also Stakes Placed.

The sire of 53 progeny to race, he has had 28 winners (52.0%), including 4-time Gr1 placed Admiral’s Eye. Kohaku Fairy is an 11-time winner in Japan over 1400m. Admire Main stands for a fee of R15 000 this season.

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