(All pictures courtesy of Wayne Marks)
The Dean Kannemeyer-trained Maine Chance Farms-bred three-year-old Gimmethegreenlight colt Cosmic Highway (main picture) remained unbeaten in Kenilworth sprint events by winning the Grade 2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes over 1200m under Keagan de Melo.
He is fittingly owned by the sponsor Khaya Stables and won by 1,25 lengths from fellow three-year-old Trip Of Fortune with the hot 5/3 favourite Rio Querari a further head back in third.
Cosmic Highway had the class to finish third in the Grade 1 Cape Guineas and is clearly packed with speed too.
He becomes the second Grade 2 1200m winner produced by his dam Cosmic Dream (Silvano), the first one being Grade 2 The Debutante winner Cosmic Light (Querari).
Cosmic Highway converted odds of 91/20.
The Adam Marcus-trained four-year-old Flower Alley filly Princess Calla gave Maine Chance Farms a third Graded success on the trot.
She powered to an easy pillar-to-post victory in the Grade 3 Prix du Cap over 1400m under Anton Marcus.
She is owned by Mario Ferreira and this was her fourth career win and second Grade 3 success.
Princess Calla is a member of a strong crop and if she hadn’t had to encounter the like of War Of Athena and Captain’s Ransom she would likely be a multiple Grade 1 winner already.
She converted 13/18 odds and thoroughly deserved the victory.
Earlier trainer Piet Steyn and owner ELP Steyn landed a notable double together.
The Steyn-trained Ridgemont Highlands Stud-bred Duke Of Marmalade colt We’re Jamming, owned by ELP Steyn, won the Grade 3 Cape Racing Cape Of Good Hope Nursery by a comfortable two lengths under Aldo Domeyer.
He had finished second in all of his three previous starts so was still a maiden but under the conditions of the race had to carry level weights with all of his opponents so fully deserves his bold black type.
He started at odds of 4/1.
Steyn and owner ELP Steyn scored the quick and memorable double when the Klawervlei Stud-bred Pomodoro filly Epsom Girl (pictured) won the level weights Grade 3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery by a half-a-length under Richard Fourie.
It was her third start and her second successive win.
She started at odds of 91/20.
The Justin Snaith-trained Varsfontein Stud-bred four-year-old Dynasty gelding Salvator Mundi (pictured) carried 55.5kg to victory in the Listed Kenilworth Cup over 3200m.
He is owned by Greg Bortz and PA Isdell and it was his third career victory.
He beat his gallant stablemate Bayberry, who was having his swansong, and at 100/13 odds was the second biggest outsider in the six horse field.
The Vaughan Marshall-trained Klawervlei Stud-bred five-year-old Silvano gelding Silver Operator (pictured) carried joint topweight in the Listed Jet Master Stakes over 1600m but was the best weighted runner according to official merit ratings and coneverted generous 10/1 odds, winning by 0,30 lengths under Anton Marcus from the well backed My Bestie.
Silver Operator is owned by RM Sewgoolam and KP Truter.
The Glen Kotzen-trained PH de Lacy-bred Wylie Hall filly Certainly (pictured) stormed to a 3,25 length victory under Keagan de Melo in the BSA Cape Yearling Sale Cup at odds of 4/1.
She is owned by Preggie Somasundram.