Yulong Prince’s Brother Off The Mark
Well related four-year-old Convexity, a full-brother to recent G1 Kennedy Cantala winner Yulong Prince, got off the mark at just the second time of asking when he won at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon.
The Paul Peter trained colt, fifth on his only other start-his beaten rivals on that occasion including Summer Cup hopeful Christopher Robin, was making his first start since his debut run back in October of 2019, but proved far too strong for his 13 rivals.
Under reigning champion jockey Warren Kennedy, the Varsfontein Stud-bred Convexity was always up with the running in Tuesday’s Welcome To Vaal Maiden Plate (1400m).
Despite drifting and running around in the closing stages, Convexity galloped on powerfully to score by one and a quarter lengths.
The colt was a R525 000 buy from the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
He is a son of Varsfontein’s boom More Than Ready horse Gimmethegreenlight, whose progeny also include Saturday’s G3 Fillies Mile winner Gee For Go and 26 other black-type winners.
Convexity, a full-brother to Yulong Prince -a G1 winner now in both Australia and South Africa, is out of the placed Diktat mare Congestion Charge, herself a three-parts sister to G3 Queens Vase winner, and this is also the immediate family of G1 Gran Criterium winner, and successful local sire, Count Dubois, as well as the outstanding own brother’s Diesis and Kris.