23 October 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s Selangor Cup winning sire Gold Standard has made a very promising start to his stud career and the son of Drakenstein’s veteran champion sire Trippi once again made headlines when his first crop daughters Golden Hostess and Hold My Hand finished first and second respectively in the Prestige Plate (1400m) at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.

Bred and owned by Drakenstein, three-year-old Golden Hostess had shown plenty of promise as a two-year-old, with the filly winning impressively at the third time of asking before flying up to finish a close up fourth in the G2 Prosport International Debutante run at Hollywoodbets Greyville at the end of last season.

Trained by Candice Bass-Robinson, Golden Hostess showed plenty of courage in landing Saturday’s 1400m contest for three-year-old fillies, with the Gold Standard daughter having to overcome a rough passage under Aldo Domeyer before powering home to win a shade cosily by a long neck, with her paternal half-sister Hold My Hand also catching the eye in second spot.

Out of the French Deputy mare Hosta, Golden Hostess has now won twice from just five starts and she looks destined for bigger and better things.

Her sire Gold Standard, who shares his sire with the likes of Jet Dark, Inara, R Heat Lightning and Sweet Pepper, has a single lot on this week’s Cape Racing Ready To Run & 2YO Unbroken Sale -a half-brother (Lot 101) to none other than July/Met winning star Kommetdieding.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club