VASCOSTREETTRACTOR, a facile Maiden winner at Durbanville on 29 September, provided another good galloping advert for the CTS Ready To Run Sale, scheduled for 23 November at Durbanville.
The R300,000 paid for Vascostreettractor at the 2017 renewal of the sale is already looking like a bargain. He pulverised his opposition in a Maiden Plate over 1250m and jockey Corne Orffer believes that, with more experience, he can develop into a top horse.
Said Orffer: “Vascostreettractor is still learning to race and once he gets the hang of it we’ll see his best. In his first start he clipped heels, caught a fright and then travelled too hard. Then, in his second start I had to chase him a bit to get over from a draw and he pulled again.
“On Saturday he was pulling still, but we got to the front early and he galloped on well. He feels like a really good sort and I think he will be able to settle behind one or two others in a race.”
Vascostreettractor races for three groups of partners – Grant Knowles’ Diesel Syndicate, Justin Vermaak’s Green Street Bloodstock Syndicate and owner Bryn Ressell and Knowles commented: “He was a scopy individual who moved well.”
Vascostreettractor has the pedigree to match his good looks. He is by former European champion and leading stallion Twice Over from Pure Perfection, a half-sister to stallion King’s Apostle (IRE).
He is being aimed at the CTS Ready To Run race over 1400m, worth R2,5-million.