Algoa Cup sister – a standout!
Disco Al’s repeat victory in the Gr3 Algoa Cup on Sunday was perfectly timed for his breeder, Drakenstein Stud.
Drakenstein is home to this beautifully filly foal –a full sister to Disco Al no less.
Disco Al’s repeat win was made all the more impressive, as his back to back victories have come on two different surfaces. When victorious in 2013, Disco Al was winning on the polytrack, but Sunday’s renewal was run on turf.
Now a five time winner, Disco Al has now earned over R680 000 for his connections and he looks unlikely to stop there.
By six times champion sire of 2yos Captain Al, the filly foal (pictured) is out of former Gr2 Gold Circle Oaks winner Studio Fifty Four.
A daughter of champion sire Badger Land, Studio Fifty has been an outstanding broodmare, with her previous foals numbering Gr1 Gold Cup hero Jeppe’s Reef (the first Grade 1 winner bred at Drakenstein) among them.
Jeppe’s Reef, who earned over R1 million, was also named South Africa’s Champion Stayer in 2013.
This is the family of notable stakes winners Catchpenny, Freedom Fortune and Market Cap, while Studio Fifty Four herself traces back directly to the great mare Majorca, winner of the Paddock Stakes and runner up to the mighty Colorado King in the Cape Derby of 1963.