Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Philanthropist enjoyed a fantastic weekend this week. The son of Kris S was represented by no fewer than four local winners, with Philanthropist’s quartet headed by an impressive three-year-old stakes winner.
The blue blooded Pack Leader stamped himself as a sophomore to follow this season when landing the Listed Racing Association Stakes over a mile at Fairview on Friday. Pack Leader romped clear to score by two and a quarter lengths, leaving a smart field of 3yos struggling in his wake.
In the process, the son of Philanthropist joined a list of past winners of the Racing Association as July winning champions Big City Life and Bold Silvano.
His win on Friday pushed Pack Leader’s tally to two (he has won or placed in four of just six outings), with the colt having been previous beaten less than 1.5 lengths in the G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes last season.
Trained by Glen Kotzen (who has now won the Racing Association three times in the past four years)
for owners Chrigor Stud and Mr and Mrs Nicholas, Pack Leader looks a natural contender for classic races later this season.
He is but one of a number of promising sophomores representing Philanthropist, with others including G2 Golden Slipper third Tsessebe and debut winner Raven Girl.
Other winners this past weekend for well established sire Philanthriopist (his best include international champions Phil’s Dream and Pender Harbour) include Street Life and Cool At Heart (who both scored at Greyville on Friday night), as well as Hotel Cipriani, who broke his maiden over a mile on Sunday.
From the family of top sires National Assembly, Sovereign Dancer and What A Pleasure, Philanthropist, whose first South African crop included the graded winners Singapore Sling and She’s A Giver and high class filly Sail, has three lots on offer at the CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa.
Original Article Written By: Cape Breeders Club