BOLD Silvano, the 2010 Vodacom Durban July winner for Mike de Kock, was the first son of champion sire Silvano to go to stud in South Africa. His first ever runner stormed home to win the opening event at Fairview on Monday.
A top-class winner of seven races from 1100m to 2200m, Bold Silvano stands in the Eastern Cape at the place of his birth – Ascot Stud. He is out of the four-time winning Al Mufti mare, Bold Saffron.
His first winner will be a major shout of confidence for his three yearlings who come up for sale over the next few weeks.
The beautifully bred sire has a single lot (# 143) on offer at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale and also has two lots (#111/#113) on offer at the Val De Vie Yearling Sale in February.
His winning daughter Besotted, trained by Gavin Smith, beat five opponents to win the 800m Maiden Juvenile Plate under Warren Kennedy.
-extracted from Sporting Post.