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Triple Gr1 winner makes flying start

The former Dean Kannemeyer- trained treble Gr1 winner Capetown Noir broke the ice with his first ever runner when his Piemonte Stud-bred daughter Brandina won the opening 800m Juvenile scurry of the new season at Fairview on Friday.

Capetown Noir raced in the Khaya Stables silks and captured the rare Cape Guineas – Derby double as well as a scintillating score in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.

Brandina (Teaque Gould) wins on her 800m debut (Pic – Pauline Herman Photography)

Raced by the Scribante family and trained by Alan Greeff, his striking daughter Brandina beat her four mixed sex opponents to score readily under Teaque Gould by 1,25 lengths in a time of 45,88 secs.

Her stablemate, Crusade colt Andrea, was a head back in third.

Brandina is out of the one-time winning Var mare Bedouin, who hails from the family of Fair Brutus and Grand Format.

Bred by Piemonte Stud and bought back for R20 000 from the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale, Lee Scribante races the filly in partnership with his brother and trainer Alan Greef.

Brandina also pocketed the BSA Maiden Juvenile Plate bonus of R50 000 for her win.

Capetown Noir impressed at the recent BSA Ready To Run Sale. He achieved a top price of R500 000, the bid falling to Princess Diana’s cousin Michael Spencer, who resides in Kenya. Capetown Noir averaged over R190 000 for 13 yearlings sold.

2012 Gr1 CTS Cape Guineas

Capetown Noir wins the Gr1 Cape Guineas

His home base, multiple SA Champion Breeders Summerhill, describe Capetown Noir as equine royalty, being out of the emperor Western Winter and in turn out of Broodmare of the Year Akinfeet, who is from a Guineas-winning daughter of the leading broodmare sire of all time – Fort Wood.

He will be  represented at the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale by only two lots from Summerhill Stud – half-siblings to Love Struck and Royal Pleasure.

Capetown Noir stands at Summerhill – his fee is available on application.

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