The Maine Chance Farms based half-brothers Querari and Quasillo both enjoyed graded stakes success at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday, with Querari’s unbeaten two-year-old son Prophet capturing Sunday’s G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes and Quasillo’s two-year-old daughter Ameena likewise maintained her unbeaten record when victorious in the same day’s G3 Strelitzia Stakes.
In the process, Ameena became a first stakes winner for Quasillo, while Prophet is the 30th stakes winner for Quasillo’s hugely successful half-brother Querari.
Under Craig Zackey, the gelded Prophet stamped himself a leading contender for the G1 Gold Medallion with a bold showing in Sunday’s Godolphin Barb Stakes.
Always travelling strongly, the Corne Spies trained two-year-old hit the front 200m from home and pulled away in the closing stages to score by more than three and three-quarter lengths.
Bred and owned by Ben Botha, the well bred Prophet is out of the stakes placed Camden Park mare Amber Bouquet, making him a full-brother to G2 Gauteng Guineas/G2 Dingaans winner Monks Hood.
Prophet is the third stakes winning two-year-old for Querari this season, following Galla Vanting (G3 Pretty Polly Stakes) and River Queraress (Ruffian Stakes), with Querari currently South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs, by stakes, for 2021-2022.
The Glen Kotzen trained Ameena followed up a smart win on debut when she outpointed some very promising two-year-old fillies to land the 2022 Strelitzia Stakes.
Under Richard Fourie, Ameena bounded clear in the closing stages to score by nearly two lengths and she looks very promising indeed.
Bred by Al Khayl Breeders, Ameena is out of the Dynasty mare Sabaha.