Classy three-year-olds Feather Boa and Unzen stamped themselves horses to watch this season when they won the Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (Fillies) and Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (C&G) respectively at Turffontein on Saturday.

It was a second Bloodstock SA Sales Cup triumph for the talented Feather Boa, with that Stuart Pettigrew trained filly having also captured last season’s Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (Fillies) (while defeating subsequent G1 winner and Equus Champion Canadian Summer).
Under Randall Simons, Feather Boa stormed home to account for a game Miss Daisy by just over a length and a quarter, with the blue blooded Mrs Browning finishing further back in third spot.

Now a winner of three of just six starts (she has finished out of the top two just once), Feather Boa races for Messrs W D Jackson, M J Campbell, A D Marx & C C Valjalo.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Feather Boa was a R200 000 purchase from the 2021 August Two Year Old Sale.
The filly is a daughter of Wilgerbosdrift’s successful sire Flower Alley and the three time winning Silvano mare Osprey, a full-sister to G1 J&B Met winner Martial Eagle.

Maine Chance Farms’ Dubawi horse Erupt has made a bright start to his stud career, and Erupt’s first crop claimed yet another big race win when his son Unzen ran out a game winner of Saturday’s Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (C & G) at Turffontein.
Making just his second start, the Robbie Sage trained Unzen was given a well judged ride from Kaidan Brewer, which saw Unzen keep going long enough to hold off the promising Tyrconnell and win by half a length.

Owned by Messrs M Lieveaux, L M Nestadt, J C Thomas, J R van der Linden & Mrs M N Thomas, the Tawny Syndicate bred Unzen was a R230 000 buy from the 2021 November Two Year Old Sale. The colt is out of the Toreador mare Adella, a winning daughter of G3 Camellia Stakes victress Hale Sapieha.