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Mike de Kock and wife Dianne lead in Bold Silvano and Anthony Delpech after their victory in the R3 million Vodacom Durban July at Greyville racecourse in Durban yesterday

Bold Silvano has German and South African breeding links



Silvano a boost for Germany and S Africa


AFTER two of the big races were dominated by Australian breds, it was the turn of German and South African breeding to take centre stage at Meydan with the victory of Bold Silvano in round 2 of the Al Maktoum Challenge.

His sire,  Silvano, a son of Lomitas, stood at his breeders' Gestut Fahrhof  between 2002 and 2004 before he moved to the Main Chance Farm in South Africa, owned by Andreas Jacobs whose family are synonymous with Fahrhof.

Renowned as a high-class globe-trotter, Silvano has sired 12 other South African Group 1 winners, among them  Classicwinner Kings Gambit (formerly trained by Tom Tate) and Investec Cape Derby winner Bravura.

Bold Silvano's dam was an unraced mare by Al Mufti, the same broodmare sire as Kings Gambit. Second dam Saffron produced two South African Group 1 placed runners in  Eastern Venture and Cape Saffron.




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