Wilgerbosdrift’s top class racemare Europa Point is a half-sister to Saturday’s British scorer Mutakatif who got off the mark at Chester in style.
Trained by Charlie Hills, and ridden to victory by Dane O’Neill, Mutakatif was sent off a prohibitive 13-8 favourite for a novice stakes over 1400m and duly obliged by a neck.
Mutakatif, who has now won or placed in all four outings, had smart earlier form, having run impressive subsequent G2 Vintage Stakes winner Expert Eye to a length and a half when second at Newbury.
A son of Acclamation, Mutakatif is a full-brother to the undefeated G2 Richmond Stakes winner and sire Harbour Watch, who was responsible for last season’s smart local 2yo Trojan Harbour, winner of the Listed Gatecrasher Stakes.
His half-sister Europa Point (by Rock Of Gibraltar) was one of the best fillies of her generation with the talented racemare winning nine of just 13 outings including both the G1 Champions Challenge and G1 Empress Club Stakes.
This is the same family as Mauritzfontein’s late, great champion sire Fort Wood as well as such G1 winners as Intello, Mondialiste, Dubai Millennium and this season’s top class miler Ribchester.