Lammerskraal Stud’s red hot young sire Visionaire was represented by a trio of winners at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon.
The former G1 King’s Bishop Stakes winner (whose G1 winning half-sister Tara’s Tango was recently retired to stud) had his first win on the card when lightly raced colt Crazy Vision broke his maiden (at just the second attempt) over 1400m for trainer Alec Laird.
Owned and bred by Anant and Vanashree Singh, Crazy Vision had clearly been showing plenty at home and eventually jumped a well backed 2-1 shot.
Visionaire is also responsible for the impressive looking filly Brigtnumbersix, who made an eye catching debut at Vaal when skating home to win first time out by one and three quarter lengths.
The Lucky Houdalakis trained filly pulled off something of a coup –she was backed from 14-1 all the way down into 11-2, and looks like a filly with a “brigt” future!
Trainer Sean Tarry is a big fan of Visionaire, and currently trains the sire’s G1 performers Africa Rising and Visuality.
He also saddles the very smart Copper Pot, who picked up his fourth career win for owner Nchaka Moloi on Thursday, having recently finished fourth in the Listed Secretariat Stakes.
A R300 000 buy from last year’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale, Copper Pot was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Visionaire also proved hugely popular at this year’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale – where his offspring fetched up to R550 000.