The regally bred Quasillo came up with his first winner when two-year-old Miss Putin, a member of her sire’s small first crop, stormed home to win impressively at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Wednesday afternoon.
Trained by Michael Miller, the Normandy Stud bred Miss Putin had finished fourth on debut and went one better with a fine display, while defeating winners, in Wednesday’s Juvenile Plate (Fillies) over 1200m.
Under Jabu Jacobs, Miss Putin came with a powerful late run to get up close home and win going away by nearly half a length.
The filly is the only runner thus far for Quasillo – a winner of two of his three starts including the G3 Bavarian Classic.
The only son of legendary racehorse and sire Sea The Stars (whose progeny include the exciting British sire Sea The Moon as well as the likes of Stradivarius, Taghrooda, Harzand, and Crystal Ocean) at stud in South Africa, Quasillo is one of four stakes winners produced by the stakes placed Acatenango mare Quetena.
The latter is also dam of German champion, and now leading South African sire, Querari, G2 Ballston Spa Stakes victress Quidura, and Doncaster Mile winne Sharjah Bridge.
One of more than 70 stakes winners for his outstanding sire, Quasillo has a single lot on offer at this year’s National Yearling Sale -a half-brother (Lot 57) to this season’s G2 Dingaans/G3 Tony Ruffel Stakes winner Catch Twentytwo.