17 December 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s much missed Lancaster Bomber came up with his first winner when his first crop daughter Rascova made a winning debut at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.

Trained by Glen Kotzen, two-year-old Rascova was always up with the pace in Saturday’s R200 000 Hollywoodbets Summer Coronation Plate (1000m).

Staying on gamely down the inside of the Kenilworth track, Rascova fought off a dogged challenge from impressive debut winner Miss Hannigan to score by on debut by half a length.

Bred by Cheveley Stud, Rascova is out of the Western Winter mare Netsuke.

She was one of two runners for her late sire in Saturday’s juvenile race, with another member of Lancaster Bomber’s first crop, Manchester Fighter, having caught the eye when finishing fourth on debut.

An exceptional racehorse, Lancaster Bomber finished first, second or third in seven G1 races, and accounted for G1 Investec Coronation Cup winner Defoe and G1 Investec Derby runner up Cliffs Of Moher when victorious in the 2018 G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Other notable winners of the Tattersalls Gold Cup include champions Fantastic Light, Duke Of Marmalade, So You Think and Magical as well as the exceptional stallion Montjeu.

One of more than 100 stakes winners for his exceptional sire War Front, Lancaster Bomber was produced by the prolific producer Sun Shower. The latter, a daughter of King’s Stand Stakes winner Indian Ridge, also produced triple G1 winner Excelebration (sire of G1 St James’s Palace Stakes winner Barney Roy), multiple group winner Mull Of Killough and the 2022 G3 Seagram Cup Stakes victor War Bomber.

The latter is a full-brother to Lancaster Bomber, with both sired by War Front.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club