Not for the first time this season, the progeny of Captain Al dominated a major feature race meeting this past weekend. Just a few weeks earlier, Captain Al had a Grade One double when Carry On Alice (City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint) and Captain Of All (Tsogo Sun Sprint) won Grade One sprints on the same day, and his great form continued unabated this weekend, when the outstanding son of Al Mufti utterly dominated the juvenile feature races at Kenilworth on Sunday.
First of the Captain Al sired two-year-olds to score was the Ronnie Sheehan trained Captain Chaos, who showed his class when romping to victory in the Gr3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery.
Bred by the Gary Player Stud Farm, Captain Chaos made it two wins from just three outings with an emphatic three and a half length win and he looks a really promising sort in the making.
Third last time out in the Listed Somerset 1200, Captain Chaos looks a two-year-old of real class, and was a great buy for owners Messrs Jackson, Cameron, Campbell and Torr.
Out of the seven time winning Rambo Dancer mare Cheyenne, Captain Chaos looks a colt out of the very top drawer and he should not stop here.
While Captain Chaos is the first Cape Nursery winner for Captain Al, the latter has already left his mark on the race as the broodmare sire of 2013 Cape Nursery winner Flash Drive.
Captain Al daughters have a tremendous record in the Gr3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, and, once again, it was a 1-2 finish in this important juvenile contest for Captain Al, when his daughters Petala and Sublime Lady fought out the finish. At the line, it was the Justin Snaith trained Petala who prevailed, by half a length from her hugely promising paternal half sister, Sublime Lady.
Bred and owned by the Fosters, Petala has now won two of her three outings and she looks a most exciting prospect.
Petala is the fourth Captain Al filly to have won the Gr3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery – having been preceded by Flower’s Angel, Trinity House and Wheredowego.
Captain Al has enjoyed an unbelievable run of success in 2014-2015, and has been represented by no fewer than 13 black type winners this season.
South Africa’s dominant sire of two-year-old talent (Captain Al is on track to land his seventh consecutive leading sire of 2yos title) has a truly superb crop of juveniles representing him this season, with his runners including not only the above mentioned Captain Chaos and Petala, but also the Grade One performers Princess Royal and Redcarpet Captain and talented stakes winner Captain Swarovski.
The magnificent Captain Al, who has been represented by four individual Grade One winners this season, has some magnificent lots on sale at the upcoming Klawervlei Farm Sale.
Captain Al’s three lots on the June 21st sale include a colt out of Rock Of Gibraltar’s classic winning daughter Gibraltar Blue (Lot 37), a colt out of a half sister to R2 million earner Tales Of Bravery (Lot 91) and a half sister to the talented performer Cracker Jack (Lot 118).
He also has three lots on offer at next month’s Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale, including an own brother to G2 Tibouchina Stakes winner Fragrant Al (Lot 121), a colt out of a Silvano half sister to 4 stakes horses (Lot 126), and a filly from the immediate family of ill-fated G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Eyeofthetiger (Lot 192).