Promising South African Winner for Vancouver
Creating a big impression with a strong finishing debut victory at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday was talented youngster Mount Pleasant (2c Vancouver x Life in a Metro, by Fastnet Rock).
The Mike de Kock trained colt hit the line hard to win the 1100m dash by a head over Slalom Queen, who was stakes-placed at her previous start after winning on debut.
A $90,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the draft of Two Bays Farm for Form Bloodstock, Mount Pleasant is a half-brother to stakes-placed Quantum Mechanic.
Bred by Makybe, Mount Pleasant is the fourth winner from Life in a Metro, a winning three-quarter sister by Fasnet Rock to Group I winners Absolutely and Abbey Marie.
Mount Pleasant is the sixth winner for Golden Slipper winning sire Vancouver and is his first runner in South Africa.
Vancouver stands at a fee of $30,250 this spring.