Kahal’s Cracking Weekend

Kahal’s Cracking Weekend

Kahal in his paddock at Bush Hill Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Kahal once again showed his domination over racing across South Africa with Festival Of Fire taking home her second consecutive Grade 3 win in the HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Starling Stakes at Turffontein on the weekend, beating Blue Ridge Mountain(ARG) by half a length over 1400m. Festival Of Fire was carrying a top weight of 58kgs compared to the latter’s 53kgs and she defeated a classy field that included the likes of King’s Temptress. Festival Of Fire was ridden once again by Derreck David and is trained by Mike de Kock. Congratulations to her owners and breeders, Mr Chris Saunders and Lady O’Reilly. Festival Of Fire has now won four of her five starts (two at Gr 3), never being out of the money. She is out of a mare named Fuel The Fire by Russian Revival.

Classic Illusion, bred by Summerhill Stud out of mare Class Will Sell by Jallad, won the 11th race at Turffontein in The Supreme Variety Show At Emperors Palace FM 80 Handicap for Fillies & Mares over 1600m. Once again, the Gary Alexander-trained Classic Illusion carried a top weight of 61kgs to victory under Piere Strydom by a length and a quarter to Irish-bred Tawakul, carrying 55kgs. Congratulations to owners Mrs J P Gardner and Messrs M C Berzack, B G Gardner, K E Michael and G P Sadie.
Classic Illusion was a R200 000 National Yearling Sale graduate from 2010. In March she ran just two lengths off Bambina Stripes(ARG) in the Gr 1 SA Fillies Classic. It is her second win to date, and she has placed five times previously.

Love Struck, coming home alone for owners Alesh Naidoo and Anthony Govender. Image: Gold Circle   Festival Of Fire, winning another Gr 3. Image: sportingpost.co.za   Bwana Macube comes home victorious again. Image: Gold Circle

Love Struck won a Graduation Plate over 1400m for owner Alesh Naidoo and Anthony Govender. The son of Kahal out of Particular Passion by Rambo Dancer(CAN) won his race by an incredible six and quarter lengths. Alesh must have felt vindicated by his horse’s win – after paying R375 000 for a full-sister to Love Stuck on Friday at the Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Sale – she was also the highest priced horse and filly by Kahal to be sold at the sale. The filly is aptly named Isthandosami.
Love Struck is trained by Paul Lafferty and ridden by Julius Mariba. A R260 000 yearling purchase, Love Struck has now won twice and placed four times – including a third in the Gr 1 Premiers Champion Stakes behind The Hangman, and Reign As Kings in the Sentinel Stakes. Both Love Struck and Isthandosami are bred by Summerhill Stud.

Bwana Macube, who we featured a few weeks ago, has continued his winning streak for breeders’ Barton Hall Stud. He won the eighth race, running on bravely to win by a nose from Always Al, ridden by Mandla Ntuli in soft going at Scottsville over 1200m. The Duncan Howells’ trained gelding has now won five of his seven last starts – finding fantastic form recently after quiet period. He won his debut race, and has placed 12 times, winning six starts overall. He is partly owned by his trainer Duncan Howells and Mr Nidd. Bwana Macube is out of Shee by Braashee.

Shadwell Stud-owned Kahal, as of 29 October, continues to gain ground and holds fourth position on the National Sires Log, with the likes of Captain Al, Western Winter and Fort Wood behind him.

Contact Warwick 082 872 7799 or Karin 082 896 4809

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