DRAKENSTEIN DOMINATE KENILWORTH RACE MEETING

Leading Cape nursery, Drakenstein Stud, truly dominated racing in the early stages of Kenilworth’s Saturday race meeting.

Not only do Drakenstein own the winners of the first three races, but the Simondium based farm bred all three winners!

The farm kicked off the meeting in style when their Danilo Danilovitch made all to win the first, then followed up with Winter Mosaic landing the second race, and made it a hatrick when their Trip To Ireland scooted home to break her maiden when landing the third of the afternoon.

Both Danilo Danilovitch and Winter Mosaic are trained by log leading conditioner Justin Snaith, while Candice Bass-Robinson trains Trip To Ireland.

Drakenstein’s resident stallions provided Saturday’s early winners, with What A Winter responsible for Danilo Danilovitch and Winter Mosaic, and former champion sire Trippi the sire of Trip To Ireland.

Under Grant Van Niekerk, two-year-old Danilo Danilovitch impressed with a front running score over 1200m on Saturday.

The colt out of Listed Perfect Promise Sprint queen The Merry Widow has now won three of eight starts, and ran third, to the Drakenstein bred and owned Trip Of Fortune, in the Listed World Sports Betting Somerset 1200.

Promising filly Winter Mosaic, runner up in the G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery earlier this season, picked up her second win when scoring a three-parts of a length win, under Richard Fourie.

The classy two-year-old, now a two time winner from six starts, is out of the Elliodor mare Zeigler, making Winter Mosaic a half-sister to G1 Cape Fillies Guineas runner up Tick Tock and Listed Irridescence Stakes heroine Red Disa.

Trip To Ireland completed the Drakenstein hatrick when scampering home to break her maiden over 1000m.

Under Grant Van Niekerk, the Trippi daughter produced a smart turn of foot which saw her mow down her rivals and win going away by a length and a quarter.

Trip To Ireland is out of Winter Oaks/East Cape Paddock Stakes winner Irish Myth -a Dynasty full-sister to former South African Horse Of The Year Irish Flame.