11 May 2021

Drakenstein Stud’s rising star sire Futura came up with his sixth first crop stakes winner when his three-year-old daughter Vihaan’s Pie won the G3 Poinsettia Stakes (1200m) run at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.

Trained by Kumaran Naidoo, Vihaan’s Pie had finished fifth in the G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes last time out and appeared to relish the drop back in trip to 1200m in Sunday’s sprint for fillies and mares.
The daughter of Futura received a superb ride from reigning champion jockey Warren Kennedy, with Kennedy extricating more out of his mount to score a half length win.

In the process, the Millstream Farm bred filly accounted for some top-class fillies including graded stakes winners Singforafa, and four other black type winners.

Vihaan’s Pie now looks a potential contender for the G1 SA Fillies Sprint.

Now a two time winner from eight starts, Vihaan’s Pie was a R110 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Yearling Sale.

She is the sixth stakes winner to have emerged from Futura’s smashing first crop, with this crop also including Nourbese (G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe) and Warrior (G3 Variety Club Mile), as well as the likes of Dindingwe, Diesel And Dust and Bauhinia Handicap victress Sweet Future.

South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2014-2015, Futura has a single lot on offer at the inaugral CTS Farm Yearling Sale -a filly (Lot 84) whose dam is a three-parts sister to international G1 winning fillies Irridescence and Perfect Promise.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club