Maine Chance Farms’ exciting stallion Vercingetorix, currently South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by earnings and individual winners, has made an excellent start with his first two-year-olds this season, with this group including the very smart looking Viking Moon.
The latter, a colt bred by the Birch Bros, made it two wins from as many starts when scoring a half-length win, over fellow Vercingetorix son Hooves Of Troy, in a juvenile plate over 1000m at Fairview on Friday afternoon to stamp himself a likely feature race contender in the making.
It was more than 11 lengths back to the third place getter Fairyland!
Trained by Alan Greeff, Viking Moon had romped home on debut when winning by three lengths over 1000m at Fairview back in February.
Out of the Untouchable mare Touch The Moon, Viking Moon is one of six first crop winners for Vercingetorix thus far.
The former Equus Champion’s other notable first crop winners include the debut scorers Fearless Warrior and Padre Pio, as well as African Warrior who won over 1000m at Greyville on Sunday and who holds an entry for the upcoming Sentinel Stakes.
Currently the fourth leading sire of 2yos by stakes for 2018-2019, Vercingetorix was an exceptional racehorse whose wins included scores in all of the G1 Jebel Hatta, G1 Daily News 2000, G2 KZN Guineas and G2 Al Rashidiya.
The son of multiple champion sire Silvano has 12 lots on offer at April’s National Yearling Sale, including a filly (Lot 138) out of G1 Garden Province Stakes winner Lyrical Linda, a filly (Lot 484) out of multiple stakes winner Pay The Piper and a filly (Lot 513) whose G3 Flamboyant Stakes runner up dam is a daughter of champion US sire Elusive Quality.
*Vercingetorix has a 50% winners to runners percentage currently according to nhra.co.za