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Four Winners In Seven Days From Progeny Of Curved Ball, King's Chapel and Kahal

Warwick and Karin Render’s Bush Hill Stud have had four winners in seven days at Greyville, the Vaal and Scottsville racecourses by resident sires King’s Chapel, Kahal (sadly deceased) and Curved Ball (pictured above).

Kali’s King by King’s Chapel began the winnings streak at Greyville on the 18th, the Duncan Howell’s trained four year old colt has now won and placed three times for owner Mr J Sarkis. Out of Kali Dancer by Joshua Dancer, Kali’s King does enjoy longer and has won and placed over distances of 1900 – 2000m. Kali’s King is a half-brother to four-time winner Elegant Bay. King’s Chapel has notched up three winners in the past ten days, with 11 places.

Weiho Marwing-trained Aramouse, a full brother to Gr2 and Gr3 and nine-time winning The Mouseketeer, captured his third victory at Greyville from eight starts by a quarter of a length. The son of Kahal sold for R240 000 at the 2014 National Yearling Sale and is owned by Mr Hassan Adams and D Chinsammy. He has placed three times – including a very close second last time out by a nose from Big Si. Aramouse is out of Northern Guest mare Look Sharp – herself a winner at three, who is being covered by Flying The Flag this season. Look Sharp also produced Lt Jerry Mouse, a five-time winner including the East Cape Nursery Listed. This is the immediate dam line of The Sheik, Shoe Express and Al Nitak, as well as Top Seller.

Light House Lady, a daughter of Curved Ball had her first win for Mr WJ Laird and trainer Lucky Houdalakis. The filly who sold for just R10 000 off the National 2YO Sale in 2015 has also placed previously from only five starts. She is out of Jua by Silvano. This was the fourth winner for young sire Curved Ball, an imposing Gr2 winning son and the only of his sire Fastnet Rock to stand in South Africa. Fastnet Rock was Champion Sire in Australia in the seasons of 2011/12 and 2014/15.

His top European performers include Fascinating Rock (Champion Stakes-Gr.1, Tattersalls Gold Cup-Gr.1), Intricately (Moyglare Stud Stakes-Gr.1), Qualify (Oaks-Gr.1), Diamondsandrubies (Pretty Polly Stakes-Gr.1), Rivet (bred by Des Scott and the winner of the Champagne Stakes-Gr.2), One Foot In Heaven (Grand Prix de Chantilly-Gr.2), Cougar Mountain (Joel Stakes-Gr.2), Turret Rocks (May Hill Stakes-Gr.2) etc. In 2015 his European yearlings have sold for €875,000, €600,000, €455,000. We will see more of the Curved Ball’s emerging as three year olds, Curved Ball stands for just R8000 this season.

After Aramouse, Bush Hill Stud had a very exciting win with a handsome son of Kahal out of Miss Andrea by Restructure at Scottsville. Trained by Duncan Howells, the good looking three year old gelding has placed twice in both his previous starts, and went on to win over 1200m under Grant Van Niekerk for owners Miss Trinisha Pillay & Messrs D C Howells, P B Hosking, P J Maujean & R R Naidoo.

An exciting racing prospect named Amazon King, he sold at the 2015 National Yearling Sale for R375 000. His dam has produced a filly by Irish Flame (Dynasty) this season – a clever mating which has seen the successful cross of Dynasty and Restructure produce the likes of Gr1 Vodacom Durban July winner, Legislate. Miss Andrea will be visiting Bush Hill’s exciting young Galileo sire this season, Flying The Flag. Miss Andrea has produced four winners to date – this is the immediate damline of Count Du Barry, Rebel King and Uncle Tommy. Kahal is currently lying third on the National Sires Log behind Silvano and Trippi, with a winners to runners percentage of 21.3% early in the new season.

Another Bush Hill resident sire, Toreador captured a winner yesterday at Scottsville as Enlightenment had her second win in a row.

KZN Breeders have announced the 2016 KZN Breeders Awards nominees, and amongst them several nominees are by our former resident sire Kahal (with six horses in total), Toreador and King’s Chapel:

OUTSTANDING 2YO COLT
Misty Birnam 2 c Toreador

OUTSTANDING 3YO COLT

Champagne Haze 3 c Kahal
Malak El Moolook 3 c King’s Chapel
Rabada 3 c Brave Tin Soldier
Romany Prince 3 g Kahal

OUTSTANDING 3YO FILLY

Frosty Friday 3 f Western Winter
Heaps of Fun 3 f Visionaire
Intergalactic 3 f Kahal
Witchcraft 3 f Kahal

OUTSTANDING OLDER FEMALE

Kwinta 4 f Kahal
Patchit Up Baby 4 f Ideal World
Pennington Sands 4 f Mogok

OUTSTANDING OLDER MALE

Judicial 5 g Miesque’s Approval
No Worries 6 g Kahal
Talktothestars 4 g Overlord
Viking Hero 6 g Mullins Bay

OUTSTANDING SPRINTER FEMALE 1000 – 1450m

Heaps of Fun 3 f Visionaire
Kwinta 4 f Kahal

OUTSTANDING SPRINTER MALE 1000 – 1450m

Talktothestars 4 g Overlord
Uncle Tommy 8 g Kahal
Viking Hero 6 g Mullins Bay

OUTSTANDING MIDDLE DISTANCE MALE 1600 – 2200m

Judicial 5 g Miesque’s Approval
No Worries 6 g Kahal
Rabada 3 c Brave Tin Soldier

OUTSTANDING MIDDLE DISTANCE FEMALE 1600 – 2200m

Heaps of Fun 3 f Visionaire
Intergalactic 3 f Kahal
Patchit Up Baby 4 f Ideal World

OUTSTANDING STAYER 2400m +

Arch Rival 5 g A P Arrow
Witchcraft 3 f Kahal

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