Two Wins In One Week For Wishful Eye

Wishful Eye with Filippo as a foal. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Piemonte Stud mare Wishful Eye had two winners this week in KZN, with Faustino (Crusade) winning on Sunday at Hollywoodbets Scottsville, and the courageous Filippo winning for the 9th time under the care of trainer Yogas Govender at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday.

Wishful Eye, a Var filly bred by Middlefield Stud and from the family of Tetre Rouge, is a three time winner including the Listed In Full Flight Handicap, and ran a close second to the famed Val De Ra in the Kwazulu Natal Listed at Clairwood. Wishful Eye has produced four winners at stud to date.

Faustino winning on Sunday for Kom Naidoo. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Piemonte Stud presented a very exciting filly half-sister to the aforementioned geldings, to the BSA Inspectors for the Nationals in January. She is a beautiful specimen by leading sire Vercingetorix – look out for her in the catalogues this year!

Filippo is a 7yo by Toreador and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. Owned by Messrs P Rambaras, Y Naidoo & Mr J & Mrs N Deokynarain, the gelding relishes 1000m sprints. He sold for R230 000 off the KZN Yearling Sale.

Filippo wins for the 9th time. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Three year old Faustino has won three races all over 1000m for trainer Kom Naidoo, owned by Messrs Kenny K Govender, E C Abraham, Rajan Naidoo, Mesdames D Jithoo & Trinisha Pillay. Sold for R220 000 off the National 2YO Sale, he was given a fantastic ride by Kaiden Brewer to win by over a length.

Well done to Piemonte Stud and the connections!

The Vercingetorix filly pictured in early January at the Inspection for Nationals in April. The yearlings at this point have just been brought in and will begin their sales preparation from this point. Image: Candiese Lenferna

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