Graduates of Bloodstock South Africa sales covered themselves with glory when claiming a trio of graded stakes races at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.
October Morn, Mucho Dinero and Future Swing, all offered for sale at past BSA auctions, all won graded races on Saturday, with October Morn victorious in the G2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes, Mucho Dinero landing the G2 Anthonij Rupert Wine Premier Trophy and Future Swing impressive when claiming the G3 Glorious Goodwood Chairman’s Cup.
Classy three-year-old October Morn, who failed to make her reserve when offered for sale at the 2022 National Yearling Sale, enjoyed a change of fortune when storming home to claim the 2024 Sceptre Stakes in tremendous style.
Under Raymond Danielson, the Candice Bass-Robinson trained October Morn, an unlucky fourth in the G2 Southern Cross Stakes last time out, powered home to pick up her biggest win to date when scoring a decisive near half length win in Saturday’s sprint.
Owned by David Abery (who bred the filly in partnership with Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm), October Morn has now won four of just nine starts, with the filly having won last year’s Listed Perfect Promise Sprint by an effortless six lengths.
A daughter of former champion sire Trippi, also sire of Saturday’s impressive G1 L’Ormarins King’s Plate winner Charles Dickens, the blue blooded October Morn is a half-sister to Tempting Fate, Equus Champion 2YO Colt of 2019-2020 and winner of the 2020 G1 Gold Medallion.
Drakenstein Stud, who enjoyed such a wonderful day on Saturday, bred both Mucho Dinero and Future Swing, with the former making it four wins in a row when victorious in the Anthonij Rupert Wine Premier Trophy.
An impressive winner of the Listed Woolavington Stakes last time out, the progressive Mucho Dinero prevailed in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s race when putting his head down to claim his biggest win to date by a neck.
Under a great ride from Grant Van Niekerk, the Justin Snaith trained Mucho Dinero took his tally of wins to six from 13 starts and he looks unlikely to stop here.
Owned by Nick Jonsson, Mucho Dinero was knocked down to John Freeman for R1 400 000 at the 2021 National Yearling Sale.
A son of Twice Over (also sire of Saturday’s G1 L’Ormarins King’s Plate runner up See It Again), Mucho Dinero is one of five stakes winners produced by the now deceased G3 Final Fling Stakes/Listed Ladies Mile winner Cash Register, a full-sister to July winning champion Big City Life.
Future Swing provided Justin Snaith and breeder Drakenstein Stud with another graded stakes win when he ran out an eye catching winner of the Chairman’s Cup on Saturday. Under a confident Anthony Andrews, the progressive four-year-old motored home from well off the pace and got up to win, while weaving his way through the field, to score a convincing and fluent one and a half length.
Winner of the 2023 Listed Jonsson Workwear Algoa Cup and runner up in the G3 Ridgemont Peninsula Handicap last time out, Future Swing races for Drakenstein Stud in partnership with Kalinga and Mrs Pamela Isdell.
The gelding was knocked down to John Freeman for R600 000 at the 2021 National Yearling Sale.
A son of former Horse Of The Year Futura, Future Swing is out of the Trippi mare Carousel Swing, a twice winning half-sister to Jeppe’s Reef, Equus Champion Stayer of 2013, and to dual G3 Algoa Cup winner Disco Al.