5 February 2021

The Drakenstein Stud based Cartier Champion Duke Of Marmalade had a quick double at the Vaal on Thursday, with his daughter Jam Fancy winning the second race and son Valyrian King victorious in the Vaal’s sixth race.

Three-year-old filly Jam Fancy caught the eye when romping home to break her maiden by a length and a half over 1000m on Thursday.
Trained by Ashley Fortune, the Ridgemont Highlands bred daughter of Duke Of Marmalade was ridden to victory by Ryan Munger.

Third on her previous outing, Jam Fancy is out of the Var mare Variety Star.

Duke Of Marmalade’s second success on Thursday came when his son Valyrian King made all the running to win the sixth race, an MR 94 Handicap over 1000m by three-parts of a length.

Under Muzi Yeni, the three-year-old Paul Matchett trained gelding kept galloping strongly to score a convincing win.
The progressive Valyrian King was winning his third race in a row, and the Shadwell Stud bred three-year-old has now won four of just ten starts.

His five time G1 winning sire Duke Of Marmalade is the sire of more than 70 black type horses, with Duke Of Marmalade’s progeny having already earned in excess of $40 million in prize money.

A half-brother to Investec Derby winner, and G1 sire, Ruler Of The World, Duke Of Marmalade has seven lots on the Cape Yearling Sale this month, and five lots on March’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club