Racing Association Stakes Success For Pathfork

The Sandown Stud based Irish champion Pathfork came up with an eye-catching two-year-old winner at Kenilworth on Saturday.

His Vaughan Marshall trained son Shifting Path made all the running to land the second race at Kenilworth, with Shifting Path capturing the Tabonline.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate (900m).

Under Richard Fourie, the Pathfork colt was quickly away, and from there always looked on control.

 Despite a late challenge from favoured Smith And Wesson, Shifting Path kept finding more in front, and powered clear to score by two and a quarter lengths on debut.

Bred by the Limestone Thoroughbred Trust, Shifting Path was a R50 000 buy from the 2021 Cape Yearling Sale.

Saturday’s winner is out of the Special Nash mare Xilomante –whose six career wins included a triumph in the Listed Queen Of The Sand.

His G1 National Stakes winning sire Pathfork has enjoyed another fine season in 2021-2022 thus far, with the son of Distorted Humor’s flagbearers including G2 Allied Steelrode-Onamissionmile winner Bingwa.

A half-brother to US classic winner War Of Will, Pathfork has three lots on the 2022 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Images: Bettison Photography

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