23 December 2019

Bloodstock South Africa graduates made it a Guineas double for BSA when the Varsfontein Stud bred Kilindini romped to an impressive win in the G1 Cape Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday. The handsome colt was a R2 800 000 buy from the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, and his victory provided BSA with a quick classic double.

Only a few weeks earlier, BSA graduate Missisippi Burning had captured the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas to stamp herself as one of the best three-year-old fillies in the country.

Under jockey Corne Orffer, Kilindini hit the front 400m out and stayed on strongly to record a facile 1.75 length to provide trainer Brett Crawford with another Cape Guineas success (Crawford also saddling Macthief to finish third in the Cape Guineas).

Owned by Edmond Siu, Kilindini has now won three of only six starts, with Saturday's G1 triumph taking the colt's earnings to R761 625.

He is the 24th G1 winner for South Africa's reigning champion sire Silvano, and the 2019 Cape Guineas winner was produced by the three time winning Jet Master mare Kiss And Fly, who ran third in the Listed Ladies Mile.

Silvano, who has been champion sire four times now in South Africa, is also the sire of brilliant Bloodstock South Africa graduate Hawwaam, who showed his class when running out a facile winner of the G2 Premier Trophy at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum owned colt took his tally of wins to eight from only nine starts when romping home to an easy 2.25 length win in Saturday's 1800 metres contest.

Hawwaam, trained by Mike de Kock and ridden to victory by Anton Marcus, now looks a leading contender for both the G1 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate and G1 Sun Met.