King's Chapel earned a double over the weekend of KZN racing, with Madame Le Roi winning at Greyville on Friday evening and grey filly Reigning Wave on Sunday at Scottsville, both fillies winning their first race in their fourth start.
A liver chestnut like that of her sire, Madame Le Roi won her fourth start impressively for owners Mesdames R Leheup & B M A Lahoud, Messrs R Hanna & Allan F Peters, trained by Sean Tarry comfortably by over a length.
The well-bred Martita Ridge finshed in second place over the 1400m.
The filly is out of Mamzelle Magique by Badger Land, a R50 000 graduate off the 2014 Ready To Run Sale - her grey paternal half-sister who won at Scottsville is also a graduate of this sale, where she sold for R170 000 - the top priced King's Chapel on the sale.
Madame Le Rois descends from equine speed royalty, with her third dam Enchanting producing the likes of Harry's Charm, Enchantress, Laverna, and descendants National Currency and Dollar Bright.
Her dam is a half-sister to Lavishly, who produced Young Caesour and Young Currency. Mamzelle Magique has produced four winners to date, including 7-time winner Made Of Magic.
An attractive grey filly, Reigning Wave is another exciting prospect out of mare Tsunami by Shaamit, in turn out of a Dont Say Halo mare. Owned by Thor Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr Henk Nel).
Trained by Paul Gadsby, the filly won her fourth start over 1600m at Scottsville by a quarter length from Estimation and Zilla, under a ride from Alec Forbes.
Reigning Wave is a half-sister to winner Tower Of Strength, and Aquinata who sold at the 2013 National Yearling Sales for R700 000.
This is the damline of Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Undoubtedly, Regal Kiss and Toorak Thunder.
Well done to all concerned.
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