Oratorio is running hot with the likes of Australian stars Manawanui and Torio’s Quest, the triple Group I winning son of Danehill adding a new stakes-winner to his tally overnight in South Africa with Aussie bred Soweto Slew (3c Oratorio x Rose a Slew, by Slew City Slew).
The Justin Snaith trained Soweto Slew took out the 1200 metre Listed Sophomore Sprint for three year-olds at Kenilworth by a length and a quarter, his overall record now three wins and three placings from nine starts.
Raced by Hassan Adams, Soweto Slew was purchased by James Bester for $80,000 from the Crowning Stone draft at the 2010 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and is one of six winners, but the first stakes-winner, for Rose a Slew (USA), a half-sister to US Group I winner Codex.
Soweto Slew is the 14th stakes-winner worldwide for Oratorio, whose offspring include Group I winners Banchee, Beethoven and Manawanui.
Oratorio stands in Australia this spring at a value fee of $11,000.