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Picture: The Glen Kotzen-trained Cousin Casey is one of the horses who will give Vercingetorix the edge in this year’s Champion Stallion championship (Candiese Lenferna).

The top five active stallions from last season, Vercingetorix, Gimmethegreenlight, Master Of My Fate, What A Winter and Querari, already make up the top five on the national log this season.

The late champion stallion Silvano will have his last two-year-old runners this season, so he will also still be a contender for the title, although his number of runners are already noticeably lower than the leading active stallions’.

Silvano is in eighth place on the current national log and is the only deceased stallion in the top ten.

His son Vercingetorix must be the favourite for the title, considering he was only ousted last year by Silvano’s R5 million Hollywoodbets Durban July success with winner Sparkling Water and third-placed Safe Passage. 

What A Winter currently leads the log, having already produced 28 individual winners, Gimmethegreenlight is second and Vercingetorix third.

However, Vercingetorix has the highest percentage winners to runners on the first page of the log, except for the stalwart Drakenstein Stud stallion Trippi, who is way out in front on that statistic so far this season.

The first page of the log is shown below: