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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”.

The magnificent looking chestnut son of Var is the only stallion in South Africa to have ten sires within his first three dams. These include the celebrated three-times Australian champion sire Redoute’s Choice, whose progeny have done notably well in South Africa and a number of them have also stood or are standing here as stallions.
Talk Of The Town’s good start to his stud career would not have surprised Pippa.
The win was also a fillip for Alson Ndzilana.
He has only recently taken out his licence, having learnt from two of the best in the game, Joey Ramsden and Mike de Kock.
He obviously absorbed a lot because his mere 16 runs to date have already yielded two wins for a strike rate of 12.50%.
One World needs no introduction as a Klawervlei Stud-bred Met-winning son of Captain Al.
This Drakenstein Stud-based stallion has had eight runners to date and a number of them have been eyecatching.
The Candice Dawson-trained Address The Nation was backed in the second of the 800 events today (Tuesday).
He showed the pace coupled with a kick that his father was known for and came home with big strides under Craig Zackey to win by 0,25 lengths from Fire Attack.
His time was just half-a-second quicker than Famous Lady’s time.
Address The Nation is out of Pathfork ten-time winner Madame Speaker, who won two Listed races.