Two sires with representatives on next week’s National 2yo Sale in Johannesburg, produced five winners between them at Kenilworth and Turffontein on Saturday.
Maine Chance Farms stallion Querari, who ended our last season as the country’s Leading Sire of 2yo’s by earnings, produced a smart treble on Saturday, to marginally outpoint the ill-fated Kingsbarns, whose Drakenstein owned and bred 3yo daughters Queensbarns and Casino Queen won at Kenilworth for Justin Snaith.
The Galileo sire Kingsbarns made a big impression with his small first South African crop last season, and the former Gr1 winning 2yo crowned a super start and produced his first Gr1 winner when his Drakenstein Stud bred and owned filly Gabor landed the Gr1 Thekwini Stakes at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Super Saturday.
A son of Oasis Dream, Querari ended 2018/19 having produced 18 individual juvenile winners.
He produced the goods to edge out eight times Champion Sire of 2yo’s Captain Al. The son of Oasis Dream has 11 lots on offer at the 2019 National 2yo Sale.
The newly crowned SA Champion trainer, Snaith also saddled Normandy Stud-bred Querari son Psychedelic, who won the Kenilworth first at any price under Cape Champion Apprentice Sandile Mbhele, who booted home a double – he rode Casino Queen.
Querari’s other Kenilworth winner Principessa was ridden by Donovan Dillon for Brett Crawford.
At Turffontein, Sean Tarry’s Maine Chance Farms-bred Gr2 winner Wonderwall registered his fifth win from 23 starts when scoring in a 1400m Pinnacle Stakes under Raymond Danielson, to make it three winners for Querari, who has 11 lots on offer at the 2019 National 2yo Sale.
Kingsbarns has two colts on offer at Thursday’s sale.