That Querari is churning out the winners at a rate of knots, would be understatement. At the Turffontein meeting on Monday, juvenile son Action Packed swept to a two-length maiden success to become his sire’s eighth individual winner in the space of less than a week.
Querari’s hot streak started with a fine treble of winners at last week’s mid-week meeting at Kenilworth, when the Glen Kotzen-trained pair of My Bestie and Caya Coco accounted for both juvenile races. Three-year-old daughter Spirit Festival rounded out the treble when she zipped to a third career win in the last race of the day.
On Saturday, the Gr.1 winning son of Oasis Dream weighed in with another fine double at Greyville. Sent off a warm favourite in the third race, Thomas Henry also obliged for the Glen Kotzen stable and strode to a smooth maiden win over 1400m. The final race on the card belonged to Querari’s Gr.2 winning son Wonderwall, who scored a determined victory over 1200m for the Tarry stable.
Sunday’s Kenilworth meeting delivered yet another brace of winners. Maine Chance-bred juvenile filly La Quinta opened her career on a winning note by running out a fluent one and a quarter winner of the 1100m opener. In the 1400m fourth race, the penny finally dropped for Glen Kotzen’s three-year-old Mountain Ridge, who put it all together to get the maiden monkey off her back!
Finally, Maine Chance-bred Action Packed’s victory capped a remarkable week and he is also his sire’s 12th individual juvenile winner of the season.
Significantly, all of Wonderwall, Thomas Henry and La Quinta were produced by daughters of Querari’s barnmate Silvano, a proven cross which has also yielded the stakes winners Cosmic Light, Joking, Dagmar and Luna Wish.
With a dozen two-year-olds having found the winner’s circle, Querari is the leading juvenile sire by number of winners and trails only champion Var and What A Winter on the two-year-old sires log.
In addition, he finds himself in seventh place on the General Sires log, where Silvano holds a commanding lead.