THE winners of Saturday’s Gr2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas and the Gr2 Betting World Gauteng Guineas were purchased at CTS Sales.
Smiling Blue Eyes, winner of the fillies’ race, was R650 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 graduate in 2015. She was bred by Highlands, and is by Dynasty out of the five-time winning Badger Land mare, Sage Blue.
Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and trained by Sean Tarry, Smiling Blue Eyes won exceptionally well from a wide draw and looks a serious Triple Tiara contender.
A R1,2 million Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 graduate, Janoobi won the Gauteng Guineas for Sheikh Hamdan and Mike de Kock, giving the master trainer his 3000th career winner.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Janoobi is by Silvano out of the well related unraced Rakeen mare, Shasta Daisy.
Photo: Smiling Blue Eyes (JC Photos).