MAINE Chance Farms’ exciting stallion Querari sired a feature winner at his second successive Turffontein meeting when newcomer Dagmar (Muzi Yeni up) lifted the Listed Ruffian Stakes over 1000m with an impressive two-length win over two other Querari offspring Urban Oasis and River Rafting.
Breeders with Querari yearlings on offer at the forthcoming yearling sales will be smiling. A total of 17 lots by the Oasis Dream stallion have been drafted to the CTS April Yearling Sale on 12 and 13 April while no fewer than 26 will go through the ring at Bloodstock SA’s National Yearling Sale between 24 and 26 April.
Dagmar was a R450,000 buy for Irish bloodstock consultant Mick Flanagan at the CTS Premier Sale in 2017, secured for the China Horse Club.
Mathew de Kock, who saddled Dagmar for Mike de Kock, told Turf Talk on Friday that the filly would be competitive, even against winners, and he commented: “I couldn’t give more confidence than that. We’ve only had a single juvenile runner to go on and he ran second at the Vaal on Tuesday.
“Dagmar moves well, she’s a small filly but she has a nice action and we’re pleased with this win for overseas owners.”
Dagmar is the first foal of Silvano’s eight-time winning daughter Daffodil Day. Her half-sister by Duke Of Marmalade went to trainer Gareth van Zyl, who paid R200,000 at CPYS 2018 and will be smiling about what could turn out to be a big value buy.
Dagmar clocked 59,24s and can be watched for further improvement.