It has been a wonderful season for graduates of Bloodstock South Africa sales, and two more graduates picked up feature races at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Promising two-year-old Pomp And Power made it three wins from just four starts when scoring a courageous win in Saturday’s G3 Goals And Gallops Langerman (1500m) at Kenilworth.
The Justin Snaith trained colt made it a hattrick of wins after fighting off a challenge from Waiting For Summer to score by half a length, under a well-judged ride from Richard Fourie.
Pomp And Power, one of two Kenilworth feature race winners on Saturday for breeders Maine Chance Farms, was a R250 000 buy from the 2020 National Yearling Sale, where the Vercingetorix colt was knocked down to GMB Investments.
Saturday’s Langerman winner, who races for Messrs Bortz, Braun and Shirtliff, is out of the unraced Candy Stripes mare Peru, with Pomp And Power himself being a three-parts brother to triple graded stakes winner, and G1 Vodacom Durban July runner up, Punta Arenas.
The Glen Kotzen trained Crimson King, a R200 000 buy from the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale, picked up the first graded win of his career when storming home to win Saturday’s G3 World Sports Betting Pocket Power Stakes (2400m) in emphatic fashion.
Under Morne Winaar, the Ridgemont Highlands bred gelding ran out a facile two and three quarter length winner of the Pocket Power Stakes, while stamping himself a horse to follow in the coming season.
The three-year-old Crimson King, runner up in the G3 World Sports Betting Legal Eagle Stakes last time out, is out of the three time winning Mogok mare Cup Of Rubies, a half-sister to former G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Hunting Tower.
Crimson King races for Messrs P G de Beyer, M A Govender & Andre Louw & Green Street Bloodstock (Pty) Ltd (W Pirzl, D Musikanth & R A Grant).
Remarkably, both Pomp And Power and Crimson King are sons of former National Sale graduates in the form of Vercingetorix and Dynasty respectively!