Only One Like You And Kilidini Gives Crawford Double

Trainer Brett Crawford saddled two well bred three-year-olds to win at Kenilworth on Tuesday, with his Only One Like You and Kilindini winning the fourth and seventh races respectively.

Both were ridden to victory by stable jockey Corne Orffer.

Kilindini was particularly impressive, with the Varsfontein Stud bred colt making it two wins from only four starts with an emphatic victory in the Cape Town Summer Of Champions MR 78 Handicap over 1400 metres.

Dropped out to near the back of the field, Kilindini unleashed an impressive turn of foot 200m out, and the handsome bay kicked clear to record a decisive two and a quarter length over Hurricane Harry (himself a promising half-brother to Summerhill Stud’s dual G1 winning sire Rabada).

What made Kilindini’s victory all the more meritorious is that the Silvano colt was carrying 60.5kgs and was conceding no less than 4 kgs to the runner up.

Second on his first two starts, Kilindini had romped to a facile maiden win last time out, while accounting for subsequent winner Pinkerton by 1.75 lengths at Durbanville.

A R2.8 million buy from the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, the Edmond Siu owned Kilindini is out of the stakes placed Jet Master mare Kiss And Fly, and is thus bred on the same Silvano/Jet Master cross as G1 winners Hawwaam and Silvano’s Pride.

Stablemate Only One Like You, who was also bred by Varsfontein, got off the mark on Tuesday when running out a comfortable winner over 1600 metres. The Captain Al gelding romped home to a decise two and a half win to shed his maiden at the fourth time of asking.

A R3 600 000 purchase from the 2018 National Sale, Only One Like You is a full-brother to G3 East Cape Derby G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup winner Captain Splendid, and his Fort Wood sired dam, Justthewayyouare, is a stakes winning half-sister to Varsfonstein Stud’s promising young sire, and dual G2 winner, Master Of My Fate.

Tuesday was a memorable day for Varsfontein, who are also the bred Croisette, who romped to a facile debut at Kenilworth to give the farm a third win on the day.

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