South African Group Two Winner for Vancouver
Golden Slipper winner Vancouver has sired his first stakes-winner with exciting two year-old colt Mount Pleasant (2c Vancouver x Life in a Metro, by Fastnet Rock) beating another Aussie bred colt Najem Suhail (2c Starspangledbanner x Sophie’s Spirit, by Invincible Spirit) to win the Group II World Sports Betting SA Nursery Stakes (1160m) at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday.
The Mike de Kock trained colt was a strong winner on debut at the same track earlier this month and kept his unbeaten record intact with a length victory as favourite.
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 first stakes-winner for Golden Slipper winning sire Vancouver and is his first runner in South Africa.
A Champion 2YO by Medaglia D’Oro, Vancouver stands at a fee of $30,250 this spring.