Mike de Kock’s was blue-blooded More Than Ready colt Wisaam made it two wins from three starts when beating older horses over 1000 metres at Turffontein on Thursday.
A $650,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell from the draft of Broadwater Thoroughbreds, Wisaam is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Forever Loved, Group 3 winner Zephyron and stakes-placed Zenella with Ardeche being the fifth winner from five to race from stakes-winner Diamond Like.
Diamond Like (Danehill) is a sister to Group I winner Viking Ruler from Group I winner Tristalove who comes from the Diamond Lover branch of the phenomenal Eight Carat (GB) family.
Wisaam was the second most expensive colt by champion sire More Than Ready sold in 2014 and given his pedigree that’s hardly surprising!
Wisaam is the second hi profile winner in South Africa this week following on another More Than Ready rising star from Diamond King earlier in the week.