The filly out of a Jet Master mare bred by Scott Bros, is owned by Chrigor Stud (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mrs S Hattingh) and purchased for R250 000 at the 2016 KZN Yearling Sale by Glen Kotzen won impressively on debut.
Brigtnumberten gave his sire Eightfold Path his first winner comfortably this afternoon at Turffontein over 1000m under Gavin Lerena for trainer Roy Magner.
The dam of Gr1 and Gr2 winner Talktothestars produced a big Mogok filly the night before last. The mating of Tellittothestars to Mogok has been successful three times previously – producing three winners with seven wins amongst them all, including Lucky Houdalakis trained Twinkle Town.
“With a large draft of 26 juveniles on offer at this year’s Two Year Old Sale, which takes place on August 17th and 18th, there is every chance another champion will emerge from the Scott Bros’ 2017 National Two Year Old Sale draft.” – tba.co.za
Scott Bros’ Matador Man ran a phenomenal third in the Gr1 Champions Cup, after not jumping out the stalls on terms and trailing by four or five lengths. His Crusade half-brother Subtropical also caused a stir when the handsome colt won the second race of the day with First Crusade placing fourth – giving Gr1 Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade his seventh winner of the season (six in South Africa).
“In his penultimate start Pagoda was reminiscent of one of the best Mogok’s, The Apache, in that he crept up steadily in the straight until the 300m mark and then when Lerena pressed the button he kicked impressively and went away from the field to win by 3,3 lengths.”