Lammerskraal Stud’s promising young sire Visionaire had an impressive winner on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth last Saturday.
The son of Grand Slam is the sire of the Mayfair Speculators owned filly Supercilious, who produced a dazzling turn of foot to fly up late to score over 1400m on Saturday. Supercilious was one of four winners on the card for her jockey Anton Marcus, who also booted home Legal Eagle and Bela-Bela to land the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes respectively on Saturday.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, the four-year-old filly (who hails from Visionaire’s first South African crop of foals) has done extremely well to come back as well as she did, with Supercilious having to overcome a potentially life threatening colic operation. Supercilious, who was making it back to back wins on Saturday, has now won five times in all. A remarkably consistent filly, she has won or placed in 14 of 19 outings.
Her sire Visionaire has a number of well bred juveniles representing him this season and his sons Star Of Kazan and Volcanic Sunset holds an entry in the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes on Sun Met day at the end of January.
Visionaire has been enjoying a rich vein of success of late, and his offspring have already won 33 races this season –more than such popular sires as Elusive Fort, Gimmethegreenlight, Ideal World and Querari.