GUINEAS DOUBLE FOR BLOODSTOCK SOUTH AFRICA
7 May 2018

Graduates of Bloodstock South Africa auctions totally dominated the two Guineas races which were held at Greyville on Friday evening.

BSA sold thoroughbreds filled the first three placings in the G2 Daisy Fillies Guineas, while Bloodstock South Africa also sold the first two home in the same evening’s G2 Daisy Guineas, with the talented Do It Again outclassing game runner up Sniper Shot to score a first feature race win himself.

Trainer Duncan Howells caused one of the shocks of the season when saddling Dave MacLean’s talented filly Fiorella to account for dual G1 winner, and 5/8 favourite, Snowdance in Friday’s R500 000 Daisy Fillies Guineas. Given a superb ride by Anton Marcus, Fiorella powered home to nab the front running Snowdance in the shadow of the post and score a head first feature win for her connections. Snowdance finished 1.35 lengths clear of this season’s G3 Vasco Prix Du Cap winner Elusive Heart who finished third.
The first two fillies home are both daughters of deceased champion sire Captain Al –whose progeny stole the show at the recent Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Bred by Varsfontein Stud, the exquisitely bred Fiorella is a first stakes winner produced by Caesour’s G2 SA Oaks winner Arcola, a half-sister herself to fellow Oaks winners Ash Cloud and Princess Of Light.
The winner, runner up, and third home, Elusive Heart, are all BSA graduates, with Fiorella fetching R700 000 from the 2016 National Sale, Snowdance R2 000 000 likewise from the 2016 National Sale, and Elusive Heart a R100 00 buy from the 2016 Val De Vie Yearling Sale.
Do It Again, a R1.1 million buy from the massively successful 2016 National Sale, stamped himself one of the leaders of his generation when blasting home to land the Daisy Guineas by a length and a quarter for jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe and trainer Justin Snaith-providing the pair with some compensation for their Snowdance’s surprise defeat.
Previously placed in both the G1 Investec Cape Derby and G2 Selangor Cup, the talented Do It Again has now won three of six outings and has already amassed earnings of R707 500. The Northfields Stud gelding, who races for Messrs Jonsson, Kantor and Mitchell, hails from the first crop of European champion and dual G1 Champion Stakes winner Twice Over.
A really well bred individual, Do It Again, a half-brother to former Sophomore Sprint winner and Hong Kong G3 winner Strongman, is out of G3 Winter Classic/Winter Derby winner Sweet Virginia, and is from the same family as Equus Champion Dancewiththedevil.
Next BSA sale set to take place is the 2018 Cape Mare Sale, which is due to be held at the lavish Mistico Equestrian Centre on May 24th.

The online catalogue for the mare sale can be viewed online at www.bsa.co.za