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Christmas Gr3 Win For Toreador

Rikitikitana, a son of Toreador owned in partnership by Dr K G Bakos, Mr G M Bakos and Mr Clyde Basel, swooped past Celtic Captain to win the Gr3 Christmas Handicap at Greyville under Lyle Hewitson for trainer Sean Tarry.

A vendor buy-back at the 2014 KZN Yearling Sale consigned by The Alchemy, the four year old gelding won by half a length over the 1600m, with Brian Burnard’s son of Captain Al finishing behind. Budapest (Lithuanian) and Stormy Eclipse (Dynasty) placed behind Rikitikitana respectively.

This is the fourth career win for Rikitikitana, who has also placed eight times previously, including placing behind Cutting Edge in the KZN Yearling Sale Million.

Toreador has produced a multitude of Stakes Winners to date and has to be one of the best value for money sires in South Africa. The son of Danehill stands at Bush Hill Stud, for a fee of R20 000 in 2016. He has produced the likes of Gr1 winner Link Man, Jackadore, Lazer Star, She’s A Stunner, Straight Forward, Las Ramblas and Roc ‘n Rose.

Bush Hill Stud’s son of Kahal out of Miss Andrea trained by Duncan Howells, Amazon King, beat Cutting Edge yesterday at Greyville by over two and half lengths. Its his second win from only five starts, and he has placed twice.

His broodmare sire is Restructure and the mare has already produced the likes of course record holder, Dreya’s Gold.

She has an Irish Flame coming through, bred on the same cross that produced Legislate. Amazon King is a very eye catching quality son of Kahal, he is definitely a horse to keep on the watch list for future. This is the dam line of Uncle Tommy and Rebel King, as well as Gr2 winner King’s Temptress.

Congratulations to all concerned.

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