South African success makes it 70 Stakes wins for Lonhro

Alfolk victorious in G3 Lobelo Sprint at Turffontein

The Lonhro colt Alfolk received a reward for his consistency when he recorded his first Stakes victory at Turffontein, South Africa on December 30.

Alfolk won the G3 Lobelo Sprint thanks to a superior turn of foot that left his older rival Greasepaint in his wake.

Bred in Australia by Sledmere Stud and raced by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, Alfolk was a A$380,000 yearling purchase at the 2016 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale.

The three-year-old is a son of the Exceed And Excel mare Alteza Real who is out of the G1 Coolmore Stakes winner Shindig and is a half-sister to the Australian G1 winner Shinzig and the Listed winner Strada.

She is again in foal to Lonhro, for whom Alfolk became a 70th Stakes winner.

Alfolk’s win took his record to four wins and four placings from his nine starts and trainer Mike de Kock is now eyeing richer prizes for the colt.

Lonhro has just completed his latest season at Kelvinside Stud, NSW, where he stood at a fee of A$66,000 including GST payable on delivery of live foal.