Bush Hill Sires Firing
Newton's four year old daughter Abu Mashar won at Flamingo Park over 1200m by a length. The Bush Hill-bred out of Mount Hagen mare Frost Free has now had two wins and placed seven times. Owned by Dr D Chetty & Mrs V Chetty, Abu Mashar is trained by Coerie Lensley and ridden on this occasion by Jarryd Penny. Another Newton/Bush Hill-bred combination with Gypsy Fair finished fourth.
Uncle Tommy, a R2.4 million yearling, won his ninth start for sire Kahal at Flamingo Park in the RA Flamingo Mile. Uncle Tommy, a half-brother to Rebel King, has found great form and relishes the sand going. He looks to be aimed at the Gr 2 Emerald Cup this year - a race won previously by another son of Kahal (and bred by Bush Hill) in The Mouseketeer. Newton Power, again another home-bred by Newton, finished fourth in the same race after winning in KZN just over a month ago at Clairwood.
Toreador has been in rich form of late. Following his son Nuggets scoring the third win of his career on Sunday, another son of Toreador scored at the Vaal yesterday.
Prince Jazeem is a classy sort, and the lightly raced gelding made it three wins from just six outings when scoring a convincing three parts of a length win in a graduation plate over 1200m.
His sire, Toreador, is a proven sire of high-class winners. The son of Danehill has sired the winners of over R13 000 000, highlighted by such top-class stakes winners as Link Man, Jackodore, Deliver The Power and She’s A Stunner.
Toreador is also the sire of such promising juveniles as Mercado, Brasilia and the stakes performer Another Idea.
King’s Chapel has also got his new season off to a cracking start with his progeny racing overseas. He has had a winner in Australia, winner in Singapore (Class 3 handicap) and a third, as well as a winner and a fourth in New Zealand. His first crop of yearlings are outstanding and we look forward to what they will produce in South Africa.
- Toreador extract Sarah Whitelaw