Reigning champion sire Captain Al had yet another big day at Kenilworth last Saturday when his offspring won two of three feature races on the card.
His brilliant daughter Carry On Alice showed her class in no uncertain terms when prevailing in the G2 WSB Southern Cross Stakes over 1000m.
The Klawervlei bred superstar prevailed in a thrilling finish, narrowly shading the improving Count Dubois filly Cuvee Brut by a short head to take her tally of wins to six and to push her prize money to overR2.3 million (Another Captain Al filly, Princess Royal, was a close up fourth). Carry On Alice, winner of the G1 SA Nursery at two and G1 City Of Pietermaritzbug Fillies Sprint at three, is now likely to be aimed at the G1 Cape Flying Championship on J&B Met day.
A R475 000 buy from the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1), Carry On Alice (one of three Captain Al sired runners in the Southern Cross) is owned by Chris Van Niekerk, Dr Warner and Klawervlei Stud.
She is the second daughter of her sire to win the Southern Cross, with Dance With Al having prevailed in 2009.
Captain Alfredo became his sire’s 60th individual stakes winner when he won the Listed WSB Southeaster Sprint over 1100m on the same card for trainer Dean Kannemeyer and owner Fred Crabbia.
One of two feature race winners on Saturday bred by Highlands Farm (Silver Mountain being the other), Captain Alfredo is a full brother to the very talented Zambezi Torrent, winner of the Listed Gatecrasher Stakes.
Owned by Fred Crabbia, Captain Alfredo (a winner of his last three on the bounce) was a R750 000 buy from the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1).
Captain Al, who has already been represented by five black type winners this season, has a superb draft of 23 yearlings on offer at the upcoming Cape Premier Yearling Sale. His lots include:
-a full brother to useful fillies Ribbons For Thee and Captain’s Emblem (Lot 17)
-a colt out of a winning daughter of unbeaten champion Private Reserve (Lot 64)
-a full sister to champion All Is Secret (Lot 81)
-a colt out of a stakes placed Redoute’s Choice mare (Lot 111)
-a half brother to G1 winner Afrikaburn (Lot 148)
-a filly (bred on similar lines to G1 winner Emerald Cove) out of the stakes winning Cause To Believe
The former Cape Guineas winner also has one lot on offer at February’s Val De Vie Yearling Sale:
-a half sister to G2 winner Badger’s Cove and a full sister to SW Princess Alberta