Irish champion and G1 winner Pathfork, who is from one of the hottest families in the stud book, has been enjoying another solid season in 2019-2020 thus far, and the son of Distorted Humor was at it again over the past weekend, when the former G1 boylesports.com Vincent O’Brien National Stakes winner supplied a quick-fire double.
Pathfork’s first winner over the weekend came when his daughter Home Ruler romped home to a fluent one and a half length win over 1600 metres at Fairview on Friday.
The lightly raced Highlands bred filly, now a dual winner from just a handful of starts, is trained by Sharon Kotzen and Home Ruler was guided to victory by Julius Mphanya.
Pathfork also enjoyed success at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday, with his three-year-old Treading Water breaking his maiden at just his second official time of asking.
Trained by Dennis Bosch, the Highlands bred gelding ran on smartly, under jockey S’Manga Khumalo, to score a cosy half length success.
His Cape based sire is set to also make his presence felt in Gauteng feature races this season, with his talented son Marchingontogether nominated for both the G1 Gauteng Summer Cup and G2 Emperors Palace Charity Mile.
A half-brother to 2019 G1 Preakness Stakes winner War Of Will, Pathfork has four two-year-olds on the 2019 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, including a filly (Lot 112) whose dam is a 3 time winning half-sister to G1 winners Front And Centre (who recently won the G3 Diana Stakes) and Potala Palace (now a promising sire at Ridgemont Highlands).
The former champion also has two lots on November’s CTS Ready To Run Sale –including a colt (Lot 108) out of a stakes placed daughter of champion National Emblem.