The late Silvano extended his record-holding number of individual July winners to five when his daughter Sparkling water won the R5 million Hollywoodbets sponsored event on Saturday.
His son Safe Passage finished third.
The two big stakes cheques enabled him to leapfrog into the lead in the national Sires Championship ahead of his son Vercingetorix.
The latter’s progeny continued on their stake-winning way on Saturday, with Cousin Casey wining the Grade 2 Durban Golden Horseshoe and Val D’Orcia winning the Grade 2 Post Merchants.
Silvano’s progeny have earned R16,445,638, R1,219,838 ahead of Vercingetorix.
Vercingetorix has a chance of catching his father as he has a plethora of top horses around.
Silvano’s five July winners are Bold Silvano (2010, Heavy Metal (2013), Power King (2015), Marinaresco (2017) and Sparkling Water (2022).
Meanwhile, Paul Peter is in the lead on R21,552,688 which is R2,449,527 ahead of reigning champion Justin Snaith.
Picture: Silvano (Maine Chance Farms).