Bloodstock South Africa enjoyed another big day at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday, where BSA sold thoroughbreds won two of the three graded races on offer.
The Lammerskraal Stud bred Good Traveller stamped himself as an exciting future prospect when he won Sunday’s G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes (1100m), over some of South Africa’s most promising two-year-olds in training.
Under the inform Grant Van Niekerk, the Glen Kotzen trained gelding romped home to win by over a length and three quarters for owners the Estate Late Mr B A Schwegmann & Mr H F Schwegmann.
Now unbeaten in three starts, Good Traveller looks destined for bigger and better things this season.
A son of Lammerskraal’s G1 King’s Bishop Stakes winning sire Visionaire, Good Traveller was a R200 000 purchase from the 2020 National Yearling Sale.
The two-year-old is out of the Western Winter mare Skylar Lane, a winning own sister to G1 winners Solo Traveller and Redberry Lane, with Good Traveller’s granddam Strawberry Lane South Africa’s Broodmare Of The Year in 2017-2018.
Second BSA graduate to land a graded feature at Scottsville on Sunday was the Millstream Farm bred Vihaan’s Pie.
The latter caused a 25-1 surprise when defeating some of the country’s speediest fillies and mares to win Sunday’s G3 Poinsettia Stakes (1200m) by half a length.
Ridden to victory by champion jockey Warren Kennedy, the Kumaran Naidoo trained Vihaan’s Pie races for Miss Trinisha Pillay.
Vihaan’s Pie, the sixth stakes winner to have emerged from Horse Of The Year, and BSA graduate, Futura’s first crop, was a R110 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Yearling Sale.
Now a two time winner from eight starts, Vihaan’s Pie is out of the Trippi mare Yellow Card-who also ranks as the dam of exported G1 Cape Guineas third Macthief.