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Bush Hill’s Trippi Colt Leads Numerous KZN Winners At Kenilworth

Orion Quest pictured as yearling for the 2014 National Yearling Sale.
Orion Quest pictured as yearling for the 2014 National Yearling Sale.

KZN has recently had a number of winners at Kenilworth from both Bush Hill and Rathmor Stud, whilst Visionaire’s last three runners have all been winners. They are all headed up by Bush Hill Stud’s impressive Trippi colt who galloped to smashing eight length victory yesterday, descending from the immediate family of Gr1 winners Zirconeum and Stellite.

Champion Freshman sire Visionaire also impressed with a Joey Ramsden double yesterday, whilst on Saturday  at the L’Ormarins Queens Plate race day, two KZN breds won with another son of Visionaire, Vilakazi winning impressively and Rathmor Stud’s Gr2 Umkhomazi Stakes winner, Harry Lime winning the BMW Pinnacle Stakes.

It was just the second start for Bush Hill-bred Orion Quest who sold at the 2014 National Yearling Sale for R300 000. Out of one of Bush Hill Stud’s best families headed up by Kenmare mare Sweet Sheila,  her daughter Plutonium by Muhtafal is a half-sister to the brilliant Zirconeum and Stellite.

Plutonium herself is an unraced dam of four winners – and has been no slouch at stud with her progeny including the speedy and consistent King Neptune, a 4-time winner including the Michaelmas Handicap Listed and placing in the Gr3 King’s Cup. This family continues at Warwick and Karin Render’s farm in Mooi River, where Plutonium’s Labeeb Gr3 placed daughter Stella Mia is a resident broodmare, her Kahal filly Kalani is in training with Charles Laird.

Make a note of Plutonium’s progeny coming through – she has a Kahal yearling colt (the last crop of Kahal) and a Toreador foal at foot, and she is currently back in foal to the in form son of Danehill, Toreador. Plutonium’s brilliant half-sister Zirconeum (by Jallad) has also got herself off to a smashing start at stud with her first foal by Tiger Ridge, Wilgebosdrift-bred Nitrogen, winning a smashing debut for the yard of Alec Laird on 29 December – over 1160m at Turffontein.

Sweet Sheila has certainly left behind a regal legacy at Bush Hill Stud, a family not to be missed at sales.

Visionaire at Summerhill’s 2015 Stallion Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Summerhill’s chestnut son of Grand Slam and National Champion Freshman Sire for 2015, Visionaire continues to feature at the track with his last three runners at Kenilworth all winners.

The Brett Crawford trained Vilakazi has now won twice and placed from three starts, the three year old colt bred by Northfields Stud a half-brother to recent Kahal Hong Kong winner, Mighty Emperor. He has won over 1200m and 1600m and looks to be another exciting prospect for owners’ Messrs T H Fenner, M O C Wauchope, A R M Wood & Mrs F Samuelson.

Joey Ramsden achieved a double yesterday with the progeny of Visionaire, both Mr Wise Guy and Superlicious getting their second career wins over 1400m respectively under jockey Donovan Dillon. For Mr Wise Guy, owned in partnership by Mrs Vanashree & Mr Anant Singh, Mrs I Jooste & Mr M J Jooste, from just eight starts the gelding has placed four times.

Superlicious is also owned by Mrs I Jooste & Mr M J Jooste, the three year old filly placing seven times and getting her second win yesterday from 11 starts. A Summerhill-bred, she is out of Northern Guest mare, Snooty Lady.

Rathmor Stud’s Var colt Harry Lime came out to win on L’Ormarins Queens Plate day in the BMW Pinnacle Stakes. The Gr2 Ukhomazi winner in training with the Snaith’s defeated recent Gr2 Merchants winner Brutal Force into second place, over 1000m. Harry Lime went off in this race at 25/1 and was ridden by Anthony Delpech.
An exceptionally handsome colt who sold for R350 000 at the 2013 National Yearling Sale, Harry Lime was voted KZN Breeders Outstanding 2YO Colt in 2014, owned by Mr Fred Crabbia.

Harry Lime pictured in the TBA Sales ring at the 2013 National Yearling Sale, where he sold for R350 000. Image: Candiese Marnewick

His dam, Rattled by Alami, is in foal to Ideal World this season. She has a 2014 filly named Mbali by French Gr3 winning Eightfold Path coming through and entered for the National Yearling Sale in April 2016.

Harry Lime’s second dam is the speedy sprinter-miler Rattlebag, who not only won the Gr3 Msunduzi Handicap but also placed second in the Gr1 SA Fillies Guineas.

In more news associated with Rathmor Stud, their broodmare prospect – Eventual Angel ran a brilliant race to defeat a top class field of Graded Stakes winning fillies at Kenilworth over 1400m under jockey Sean Veale, starting from a seventh draw.

Gr2 KRA Fillies Guineas winner Inara placed second by three quarters of a length and Gr3 winner Sensible Lover(AUS) in third. A half-sister by Right Approach to CTS Million Dollar race hopeful Exit Here, her dam Summer Angel is a descendant of the famed Argentine “E” family, a resident of Rathmor Stud and has produced a super Noble Tune colt in 2015.

Eventual Angel races in the colours of Mario Ferreira and will return to Rathmor Stud at the end of her racing career to be bred to Noble Tune. This is the fifth win for the Gr3 winning five year old mare, who has also placed three times for trainer Dennis Drier.

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