Angel’s Power placed in the Gr3 Spring Spree for the second time at Turffontein. Image: Gold Circle

Scott Bros’ son of Miesque’s Approval, the previously controversially named gelding before a forced name change, Angel’s Power was unlucky once more to finish second in the Gr3 Spring Spree Stakes – a race he finished second in last year to Kangeroo Jack.

Trained by the father son combination of Mike and Adam Azzie, the gelding out of Mogok mare Angel Child is owned in partnership by Dr R J P Maponya & Mr E G Bouwer.  Sold for R100 000 at the National 2YO Sale and closely related to Pocket Power and River Jetez, Angel’s Power has earned almost R500 000 in stakes to date with four wins and 24 places.

A former leading sire on Polytrack, Miesque’s Approval has been an unlucky stallion and produced Gr2 winners Judicial, J’s Outsider and Approval Rating, as well as Gr3 winner and Hong Kong export, Eton Square. Miesque’s Approval’s grey half-brothers are both Gr1 winners themselves, with World Approval recently nabbing his second Gr1 win on the turf.

The dam Angel Child has produced three winners to date, including a full sibling to Angel’s Power named Holy Joe. He has won and placed four times from seven starts.

Miesque’s Approval won the Gr1 Breeders Cup Mile on turf, was voted USA Champion Turf Horse in 2006 and an Eclipse Award winner. He has sired over 150 individual winners to date.

Mogok is having success as a broodmare sire, most recently with another produce of Highdown Stud, Gr1 Champions Cup placed Matador Man.