Kjell Foundation’s handsome big chestnut son of Kahal, the aptly named Wynkelder, won the KZN Summer Challenge Final (Non Black Type) at Scottsville yesterday for trainer and part owner Tony Rivalland and owners Messrs G N Cumming, Clint Larsson, Arthur Potts and Mrs Mary Liley.
Wynkelder, out of Al Vino [read more about her here] by Al Mufti ran away to a strong one and half length victory, on the same weekend his deceased sire Kahal was crowned KZN Breeders Stallion Of The Year once again.
The lightly raced Wynkelder has now won three of his eight starts and placed three times.
Merit Rated at 86, he has won R269 600 in stakes – a good return on his purchase price of R100 000 at the National Yearling Sale. He is a full brother to 4-time winner Kanonkop.
Keep a look out for their Mogok half-sister, Marsanne, who is in training with Duncan Howells.
In other Scottsville news, the first Maiden Juvenile Plate took place at Scottsville yesterday in an 800m dash.
The finish saw juveniles by Crusade and the first by Noble Tune finish 2nd and 3rd, hot on the heels of the winner less than half a length off. Exciting times ahead indeed!
Congratulations to all concerned and breeder Mike Benson of the Kjell Foundation.