Lyle Hewitson and Sean Tarry were in the feature pound seats again at Turffontein on Saturday witha great feature double.
First up was a progressive Silvano filly who went all the way to win the R150 000 Listed Oaks Trial.
In testing conditions over the 2000m, the talented Hewitson overcame a wide draw and took the lightly-raced Chariot Of Gold up to lead.
Despite challengers from all sides in the home straight, Hewitson kept pushing and Chariot Of Gold kept giving more all the way to the wire – suggesting that she could be a serious contender in the Oaks.
Chariot Of Gold never looked like getting beaten and held on powerfully to score by 1,75 lengths in a time of 125,26 secs.
It was a Silvano1-2 with Stan Ferreira’s Our Shining Star staving off a drive from African Dynasty in second.
A R1 million 2016 Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale graduate, the Klawervlei bred Chariiot Of Gold is a daughter of Silvano (Lomitas) out of the seven-time winning Quest For Gold (Jallad).
Chariot Of Gold has won 2 races from 5 starts for stakes of R161 750.