Famous Lady wins comfortably under S’Manga Khumalo (Picture: 4Racing)
Freshman sires Talk Of The Town and One World both had their first winners at Turffontein Standside today.
Talk Of The Town has a hundred percent career record to date as his first runner was the Alson Ndzilana-trained Famous Lady.
She was backed in from 10/1 to 4/1 and won in eyecatching fashion under S’Manga Khumalo in the 800m event.
She showed good natural speed, a nice big action and she produced a kick to win by 0,75 lengths from outsider You Bring Me Joy (Erupt) with the rest of the field well beaten.
She is out of High Chaparral two-time winner Lady Val.
Talk Of The Town is an unusual stallion in that he had five career starts and does not have any black type. He won third time out over 1400m and followed up with two handicap wins over 1400m and 1600m respectively.
Pippa Mickelburgh said about him earlier this year before the sales, “Racecourse performance is important and rightly so, but he was favourite for a big sales race and broke down the Thursday before. Capetonians know good he was, but it isn’t on his record. I truly believe if Talk Of The Town’s yearlings were by the like of Vercingetorix or Var we would be home and hosed. They are magnificent! His yearlings are top drawer. If he had a big win under his belt, we would be smiling. ”
Besides Talk Of The Town’s race record, he “ticks all the boxes”.