Graduates of Bloodstock South Africa have enjoyed a fantastic few months, and BSA sold thoroughbreds’ great run of form continued over the weekend.
All of Jaeger Moon, Way Of The World, and Only Him, the winners this past weekend of the Listed World Sports Betting East Cape Derby, Listed Syringa Handicap, and Zimbabwe Derby respectively, went through the Bloodstock South Africa sales ring before going on to impress on the racetrack.
(Sunday’s impressive Listed KRA East Coast Cup heroine Keep On Dancing went through the sales ring at the 2018 National Yearling Sale).
The Summerhill Stud bred Jaeger Moon, a R140 000 buy from the 2019 Ready To Run Sale, made it seven wins from just 11 starts when capturing Friday’s Listed East Cape Derby (2400m) at Fairview. The Gavin Smith trained colt made all, under a well judged ride from Marco Van Rensburg, to land the World Sports Betting sponsored Derby by a length and a quarter over fellow BSA graduate Colorado Springs.
Owned by Mr F Burggraaf, Jaeger Moon had previously won the Listed East Cape Guineas, and Friday’s win provided the three-year-old with a rare East Cape classic double.
A colt by former National Sale buy, and subsequent Equus Champion, Capetown Noir, Jaeger Moon is out of the five time winning Parade Leader mare Maritime Mist.
Trainer Paul Peter and jockey Warren Kennedy teamed up to win Saturday’s Listed Syringa Handicap (1600m) with the very talented Var filly Way Of The World.
Bred by Ditro Bloodstock, the four-year-old made it three wins in a row when holding off recent G3 Acacia Handicap winner, and fellow BSA buy, Wylie Wench, to win by a length.
Now a seven time winner, from 20 starts, Way Of The World took her earnings to R406 275 with her Syringa victory.
The filly is one of 54 stakes winners for Avontuur’s hugely successful sire Var, and Way Of The World’s dam, the Street Cry mare Crimson Lane, is a daughter of multiple G1 winner Crimson Palace.
Owned by Advocate Altus Joubert (who bred Way Of The World’s brilliant granddam Crimson Palace), Way Of The World was a R230 000 buy from the 2018 National 2YO Sale.
Success for Bloodstock South Africa continued at Borrowdale Park on Sunday, where the Moutonshoek bred Only Him captured the Zimbabwe Derby (2400m) for Bridget Stidolph, Teaque Gould and Newbury Racing.
A gelding by Clifton Stud’s Kingmambo horse Mambo In Seattle, Only Him has now two of just five starts.
Out of the stakes winning Captain Al mare Only Emily, Only Him was an R80 000 buy from the 2019 National Yearling Sale.