Bloodstock South Africa purchase Flying Carpet provided Sean Tarry with his fifth Summer Cup victory when he stormed home to win Tuesday’s G1 World Sports Betting Presents The Gauteng Summer Cup (2000m) at Turffontein.
In landing the Summer Cup, Flying Carpet joined the likes of Aslan, Liege, Tilbury Fort and Zillzaal as Summer Cup winners trained by Tarry.
Under Calvin Habib, four-year-old Flying Carpet came with a late burst to snare Majestic Mozart close home and get up to win by a neck.
The 2021 Summer Cup was a great result for BSA, with Bloodstock South Africa purchases (Flying Carpet, Golden Pheasant, and Johnny Hero) finishing first, third and fourth respectively.
Bred by Altus Joubert’s Riethuiskraal Stud, Flying Carpet, who has now won three times for earnings of R1,477,500, was knocked down to Riethaan Beleggings for R15 000 at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale and then consigned, by Jane Thomas’ Far End Farm, to the 2019 Ready To Run Sale.
The Judpot colt, fourth in the G3 Victory Moon Stakes on his previous outing, is out of twice winning Kabool mare Zahir Shah, whose winning dam Milla numbers G2 Gosforth Park Fillies Guineas winner Dog Rose as a full-sister.
Tuesday truly was a memorable day for Bloodstock South Africa, with BSA graduates Safe Passage (G2 World Sports Betting Dingaans), Bold Fortune (G2 World Sports Betting Ipi Tombe Challenge) and the aforementioned Flying Carpet all winning graded races.
Progressive three-year-old Safe Passage, consigned to the 2020 National Yearling Sale by Drakenstein Stud, stamped himself a three-year-old to follow when romping home to a clear-cut win in the Dingaans for Mike de Kock, S’Manga Khumalo and Drakenstein Stud. The regally bred Silvano gelding has now won four in a row (and four of just six starts overall), with Safe Passage looking a classic sort in the making.
The Stuart Pettigrew trained Bold Fortune made it three wins in a row, and back to back graded stakes victories, when she ran out a convincing winner of the Ipi Tombe Challenge, under a well judged ride from Diego De Gouveia. The daughter of Flower Alley, who races for Messrs Ackerman, Campbell and Marx respectively, was originally knocked down to Jane Thomas for R45 000 at the 2019 Cape Yearling Sale, before Jane, through her Far End Farm, consigned her to that year’s Ready To Run Sale, where Bold Fortune was sold to Stuart Pettigrew for R80 000.
Bred by the Narrow Creek Stud, Bold Fortune is out of the three time winning Rich Man’s Gold mare, Plata Parana.
Another BSA buy, Marchingontogether added to his winning tally when he captured Tuesday’s Listed Racing Association Stakes.
Now in the care of St John Gray, the Jagessar Limited bred six-year-old stayed on resolutely, under Gavin Lerena, to land the marathon Racing Association Stakes by three parts of a length.
Winner of both the G3 Track And Ball Derby and G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup in 2020, Marchingontogether, originally knocked down to Team G Racing for R80 000 at the 2017 National Yearling Sale, is now owned by his trainer in partnership with Messrs E A Budlender, P R Rencken & Dr R H Katzwinkel.
Graduates of Bloodstock South Africa also ran first and third in the G2 Dingaans, and first and second in the Ipi Tombe Challenge, and BSA would like to congratulate all the connections concerned for these magnificent results!