Three In A Row For Celtic Voyager
Trainer Glen Kotzen appears to have a smart galloper on his hands in the form of Celtic Voyager.
The latter made it three wins on the bounce when scoring a cosy half length win in the at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Under jockey Donovan Dillon (who has built up a good rapport with the gelding), Celtic Voyager got up close home to account for older rivals Power Grid and Bernie by 0.5 and 0.55 of a length respectively.
CELTIC VOYAGER ( Vercingetorix ) completing a hat-trick at #Kenilworth
Trainer: G S Kotzen @woodhillR
Breeder: @MaineChanceFarm (Pty) Ltd
Owner(s): Mr B P Finch, Mrs K Finch, @GreenStreetInt , Missing U Syndicate & The Wise Boys S pic.twitter.com/wJh92acImu
— Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) November 30, 2019
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Celtic Voyager began his career with the now retired Joey Ramsden and is unbeaten in two starts since joining the Kotzen yard.
An 80th winner for part-owners Green Street Bloodstock (who own the gelding in partnership with Brian and Kathy Finch, the Missing U Syndicate and The Wise Boys Syndicate), Celtic Voyager was the second winner on the day for his jockey who had also won the first race on Captain’s Flo.
Now a three time winner from just seven starts, Celtic Voyager is a son of former Equus Champion and G1 Jebel Hatta winner Vercingetorix (pictured) –who shares his sire Silvano with Saturday’s G1 Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup hero Zillzaal.