The Dean Kannemeyer Racing Team maintained the purple patch of outstanding form with a smart winning Trippi double at Kenilworth on Thursday.
Drakenstein Stud's smart 4yo Summer Sky registered his fourth win from 14 starts when powering home under Morne Winnaar to win the MR 88 Handicap. Summer Sky showed that the 1400m is his favourite trip and he is a gelding to follow.
Khaya Stable's first-timer Sugar Girl, who was the top lot sold from the 2016 National Yearling Sale, made a hugely impressive debut at Kenilworth on Thursday afternoon.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the 3yo produced an eye catching turn of foot to mow down her rivals over 1200m and win going away.
Ridden to victory by Grant Behr, the regally bred Sugar Girl is the latest classy galloper to carry the colours of Khaya Stables, whose past stars include such notable BSA graduates as July winner Power King and triple Gr1 winning Equus Champion Capetown Noir.
Sugar Girl was purchased by Form Bloodstock for R2 500 000, when named Lara Yara, at the 2016 National Sale.
A daughter of Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi, Sugar Girl is a half-sister to Gr1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic winner Orchid Island.
Her dam, Listed Oaks Trial winner Ilha Grande, is a daughter of Tiger Ridge and now deceased Horse Of The Year Ilha Da Vitoria.