South African Stakes-Winner for Fastnet Rock

Fastnet Rock conformation

Champion sire Fastnet Rock featured with a new stakes-winner in South Africa on the weekend with Ilitshe (3g Fastnet Rock x Reem Albaraari, by Sadler’s Wells) taking out the Listed Derby Trial at Turffontein.

The Mike de Kock trained gelding won the 2000 metre staying test by a head and has now won three of five starts for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa’s Al Adiyaat South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

A bargain $15,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Colm Santry Bloodstock from the Erinvale Thoroughbreds draft, Ilitshe is a half-brother to dual Group I winner Morshdi, the Champion 3YO of Italy and Germany in 2001.

He is the sixth winner from the now retired import Reem Albaraari, a daughter of champion sprinter Habibti.

Ilitshe is the 59th stakes-winner for Fastnet Rock.

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