The regally bred two-year-old Lilac Sensation is set to make her eagerly awaited debut at Kenilworth on Monday.
Trained by Justin Snaith, the Cheveley Stud bred juvenile is one of 12 two-year-olds declared for Monday’s third race, the Tabonline.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate for fillies over 1000 metres.
Lilac Sensation, who is owned by Drakenstein Stud, was a R2 000 000 buy from the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
The filly, who is very closely related to the Dynasty sired champion Bela-Bela, is a daughter of deceased top sire and former Vodacom Durban July winner Dynasty, whose 60 plus stakes winners include such champions as the aforementioned Bela-Bela, Futura, Irish Flame, Legislate, Beach Beauy, Just Sensual, Lady In Black, and It’s My Turn.
Lilac Sensation is a daughter of G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Spring Lilac, a daughter of Joshua Dancer and former Broodmare Of The Year Mystic Spring.
Spring Lilac has proved an outstanding producer –she has had eight runners of which seven have won.
Her star offspring to date has been the Snaith trained Snowdance, a daughter of Captain Al whose five wins include both the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas and G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes.
Spring Lilac is also dam of Snowdance’s own sister, and multiple stakes winner, Victorian Secret (dam of this season’s promising two-year-old Master Of Illusion) and this season’s G2 Sceptre Stakes runner up Juniper Spring (also by Captain Al).