Regally bred three-year-old Lip Service, one of the best bred fillies racing in the Cape at the moment, got off the mark at the ninth time of asking when victorious over 1400m at Durbanville on Saturday.
Bred and owned by Maine Chance Farms, Lip Service had been second in two of her last three starts and duly went one better when scoring in the Tellytrack.Com Maiden Plate on Saturday.
Jockey Keagan de Melo bought the Joey Ramsden trained Lip Service down the inside rail, with the filly running on late close home to hold off challenges from Silver Dazzle and Petite Bijou to score a cosy three-parts of a length win at the expense of Lip Service’s paternal half-sister Silver Dazzle.
The first two home are both daughters of Maine Chance Farms’ multiple champion sire Silvano (pictured), whose numerous high class performers include four Vodacom Durban July winners as well as this season’s brilliant G1 SA Classic winner Hawwaam (below).
Silvano has more than 20 lots on offer at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, with his draft including yearlings out of the G1 winning mares Princess Victoria and Soft Landing, and the G1 producing mares Arabian Design and Redoubtable.
Lip Service is the fifth winner produced by the high class Jallad mare Lyrical Linda, whose eight wins included the G1 Garden Province Stakes.
Unlike a number of G1 winning mares, Lyrical Linda has proved equally successful at stud, with her progeny including G1 Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup winner and millionaire Liege, Thukela Handicap hero Lockheed Jetstar and Secretariat Stakes winner Lance.
The latter now stands alongside the likes of Act Of War, Capetown Noir and Willow Magic at Summerhill Stud in KwaZulu-Natal.
Lyrical Linda’s daughter Lyrical Dance (by Silvano’s champion son Vercingetorix) sells as Lot 138 at next week’s National Yearling Sale.