Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting young stallion Fire Away has had a great couple of days this week. Not only is the son of War Front sire of Sunday’s Listed TAB Spook Express Stakes winner Explosive Bond, but Fire Away also had success at both Hollywoodbets Kenilworth and the Vaal this week.
When Fire Away’s promising two-year-old son Fire Attack won at the Vaal on Thursday, he became his sire’s fourth winner from his last six runners, with another runner sired by Fire Away, Foudre, finishing second at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Wednesday.
Fire Away’s winning streak started when he had a double at Turffontein on Sunday -with his two-year-old son Tintamarre romping home to break his maiden by three lengths and Fire Away filly Explosive Bond capturing Sunday’s Listed TAB Spook Express Stakes.
The War Front son’s good form continued at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Wednesday where his son Zil Moris won the sixth race on the card. Under a great ride from Richard Fourie, the Brett Crawford trained three-year-old motored home to get up to win the RaceCape Powered By Hollywoodbets Class (1400m) by a long neck.
Bred by Cheveley Stud, Zil Moris had shown smart form at two, where his efforts included a third place finish, behind paternal half-brother My Golly Molly, in the G3 World Sports Betting Langerman.
Zil Moris, who is out of the Fort Wood mare Valhalla, has now won twice and was also fourth in the G3 Cape Classic earlier this season.
Fire Away is also the sire of Fire Attack, who caught the eye when romping home to score at the Vaal on Thursday. The Alec Laird trained two-year-old, who had finished second last time out, turned Thursday’s Gauteng Guineas Day 3 February Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m) into a one-horse race. Under Diego De Gouveia, the Fire Away colt hit the front full of running and drew off to win impressively by a length and three quarters.
Bred by Ndoro Stud, Fire Attack, making his third start on Thursday, is out of the Mambo In Seattle mare Bonnie Beers.
Fire Away has made a fantastic start to his stud career. His small first crop has unleashed 16 winners, four of whom are stakes winners and another two are stakes placed. His first crop to race are currently racing at 12% stakes winners to foals, and, with some promising two-year-olds this season to his name, the future looks bright for Fire Away.
His G3 winning daughter Egyptian Mau is a runner in Saturday’s G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas.
The inform Fire Away has three lots on offer at the 2024 Cape Yearling Sale:
Lot 21 -is a colt out of a stakes placed daughter of Kahal and G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes winner She’s On Fire
Lot 42-a half-sister to two winners, this filly is out of a G3 placed daughter of Dynasty and her third dam is dual G3 Champagne Stakes winner Eternal Dancer
Lot 142-this colt is out of a winning Invincible Spirit half-sister to multiple group winner Solid Stone and is from the family of Canadian champion Arravale among others