DURBANVILLE TREBLE FOR FARM SALE GRADUATES

30 September 2019
DURBANVILLE TREBLE FOR FARM SALE GRADUATES

Horses sold off the 2018 Klawervlei Farm Sale have been making a big impression on South African racetracks this season, and Saturday saw no fewer than three graduates of last year’s sale score at Durbanville.

The Vaughan Marshall trained PATH OF CHOICE (Pathfork), a R130 000 purchase from last year’s Klawervlei Farm Sale, stamped himself a horse to follow when accounting for a smart looking field on Saturday.

A smart recent maiden winner recently (when accounting for subsequent dual winner VIVA RIO (Oratorio)) over 1400 metres, the Klawervlei Stud bred gelding made it two wins in a row when scoring a courageous win over 1400m for owner John Kinsley over the weekend and Path Of Choice looks a potential feature race contender.

Under jockey Sean Veale, Path Of Choice powered home to hold off a late challenge from his older rival BRANDENBURG (Tiger Ridge) and score by a neck, with highly rated three-year-olds SEVENTH GEAR (Captain Al) and MACTHIEF (Time Thief) finishing further back in running.

Out of a REDOUTE’S CHOICE mare, and inbred to the great mare BEST IN SHOW, Path Of Choice, third in the inaugural Klawervlei Farm Sale Stakes last season, has now won or placed in six of only eight starts and appears destined for bigger and better things.

He follows impressive debut winners BALLET SHOES (Twice Over), GOLDEN BELLE (Pomodoro), and CALIFORNIA COOL (Trippi) as exciting recent winners to have been purchased from last year’s Farm Sale.

PATH OF CHOICE 29 Sept 2019 PATH OF CHOICE led in by Owners Aimee and John Kinsley

Other graduates of the 2018 Klawervlei Farm Sale to score at Durbanville on Saturday were GOLDEN TRACTOR (Captain Of All) and MARAVILLOSO (Twice Over), with the former breaking his maiden over 1000 metres, and the latter making all to win over 1400 metres.

GOLDEN TRACTOR PHOTO 1 29 SEP 2019 GOLDEN TRACTOR

The Klawervlei Stud bred Golden Tractor, a R150 000 purchase, is owned by the Diesel Syndicate and is trained by Brett Crawford, while the Justin Snaith trained Maravilloso (who was bred by the Ten Einde Stud) cost owners Etienne Braun, Tommy Crowe and Nick Jonsson, R210 000 when bought at the 2018 Farm Sale.

MARAVILLOSO 29 SEPT 2019 MARAVILLOSO