Bush Hill had two winners recently with Afterburner at the Vaal, and McGeek at Flamingo Park, whilst resident sire Toreador had a winner once more at Scottsville with Mokai.
Five year old gelding Afterburner, by Mon Sang out of Full Steam by Northern Guest, won his fourth race at the Vaal over 2400m by one and half lengths. Owned by the Steamers Syndicate and trained by Barend Botes, Afterburner has also placed five times.
Ridden by Piere Strydom, he beat Lions Emblem, The Club King and Glitter Alley respectively, and all of his wins have been over 1800m to 2400m.
Afterburner is a half-brother to three other winners.
A R20 000 National Two Year Old sales graduate of 2011, Afterburner has earned almost R200 000 in stakes.
Yet another R20 000 graduate of the 2013 National Two Year Old Sale, McGeek [pictured at the National 2YO Sale] grabbed his first win at Flamingo Park for trainer Vernon Rugg over 1400m for owners Messrs Andy Williams and J Beekman.
McGeek, by Newton out of Jallad mare Spanish Miss, has had just three starts, placing fifth in his second start over 1200m. The three year old gelding ridden by Wesley Marwing won well by one and half lengths from Latino's Jet, Il Palio and Dodgey Itie.
His Toreador half-sister named Danashee won and placed from just four starts. This is the immediate family of Gr1 SA Guineas winner Harmony Forever, The Dark Duke and Senor Jet.
The racemeeting at Scottsville on Sunday saw a winner for resident sire Toreador once more, with three year old filly Mokai winning for trainer Chris Erasmus. The filly is owned by Mr L Brunchault, and this was just her fourth start. She has previously placed twice at Scottsville from good to very soft going. Drawn fifth, she won by a nose from Bomi and Flying Luxmi respectively.
Congratulations to all concerned.
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