Kahal added another stakes winner to his record this afternoon, siring the winner of the feature race at Turffontein, the Java Handicap [Listed] over 2200m. BHEKINKOSI (by Kahal x Amabokoboko by Sunny North) zoomed up the outside to snare victory on the line from OPTIMA MAXIMO (another Summerhill bred - this time by National Emblem) who had led from the start and looked to have the outcome under control at the 200m mark. Kahal also sired the winner of the Dippin Blu Racing Stables Novice Flate (f & m) at Fairview yesterday - Sheer Brilliance. Another Summerhill bred - Hard to Get (by Fard x Zintonga) also ran 4th in yesterday’s Feature Race at Fairview - The Racing Association Stakes [Listed] over 1600m.
Of note, both Bhekinkosi and Optima Maximo are Ready to Race graduates (2003 RTR sale [R65,000 to Gary Alexander] and 2004 RTR [R150k to Charles Laird] respectively).
It was the day for the Ready to Run horses - a Programme graduate (bred by Messrs M G Wishart and L Cirgiliano) by the name of Pegasus Emblem (by National Emblem x Above the Waves) also winning the R74,590 DATCANTRE Motors Advance Plate (1000m) at Scotsville just 20 minutes later.