Fresh off dominating the feature race action at Fairview on Friday, Bloodstock South Africa sold thoroughbreds were once again to the fore at Turffontein the following day.
BSA graduates won all of the G3 HSH Princess Charlene Starling Stakes, G3 Yellowwood Handicap and Listed Java Stakes on Saturday -making it a day to remember, indeed, for Bloodstock South Africa!
The Varsfontein Stud bred One Night In Paris stamped herself as a filly to follow when she scored an off the pace win in Saturday’s G3 HSH Princess Charlene Starling Stakes for trainer Alyson Wright, jockey Raymond Danielson and owner The Fire Racing Trust.
Danielson bought the lightly raced daughter of Gimmethegreenlight with a well timed run, and the pair stormed home to win by a length and three-quarters.
Now a winner of two of her three starts, One Night In Paris was a R100 000 buy from the 2020 National 2YO Sale.
The well bred three-year-old is out of the Jet Master mare Maximum Jet -whose three wins included a triumph in the Listed Stormsvlei Mile.
The Starling Stakes was another notable triumph for BSA, with Bloodstock South Africa alumni One Night In Paris, Marigold Hotel, Big Burn and Follow Me filling the first four placings.
Narrow Creek Stud (who also bred Starling Stakes third Big Burn) are the breeders of progressive four-year-old Bold Fortune. The latter claimed her fourth win in 11 starts when romping home to a clear-cut one and three-quarter length win in Saturday’s G3 Yellowwood Handicap.
Trained by Stuart Pettigrew, and ridden to victory by Diego De Gouveia, Bold Fortune races for Messrs W H Ackerman, M J Campbell & A D Marx.
The filly, who stamped herself an attractive future broodmare prospect with her win in Saturday’s G3 contest, was an R80 000 buy from the 2019 Ready To Run Sale.
A daughter of Wilgerbosdrift’s very much inform sire Flower Alley, Bold Fortune is out of the three time winning Rich Man’s Gold mare Plata Parana.
Third BSA graduate to pick up a feature race win on Saturday was the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Shangani.
The latter made it four wins from just five starts when scoring a courageous win in Saturday’s Listed Java Stakes run over 2400 metres.
Under Warren Kennedy, the lightly raced four-year-old dug down deep to claim the 2021 Java Stakes by half a length. Trained by Paul Peter for the Wernars family, Shangani was a R250 000 buy from the 2019 National Yearling Sale.
The gelding is a son of ill-fated champion Soft Falling Rain and G2 Gold Bowl winner Gorongosa -making Shangani a half-brother to dual Aquanaut Handicap victress Chitengo.
Feature image: One Night In Paris // Candiese Lenferna