Lammerskraal Stud’s red hot sire Go Deputy added yet another feature win to his growing tally when his talented sophomore son Welsh Emperor justified favouritism in Friday’s Derby Plate.
The Ascot Stud bred gelding, a R340 000 buy from the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, stamped his East Cape Derby claims by running out a ready winner of the R80 000 contest.
Always travelling sweetly, Welsh Emperor (the even money favourite), ran on nicely to claim Friday’s 2000m prize by 1.75 lengths over King Of Chaos, with the Australian bred More Than Grand a well beaten third.
The winner stopped the clock in a time of 123.49.
He has now won three of just seven starts, with his placings including a third in the Listed East Cape Guineas and a third in the Listed Ibhayi Stakes.
Welsh Emperor’s sire Go Deputy is also responsible for this season’s top class 3yo Abashiri, who will be bidding to become South Africa’s next Triple Crown winner when he lines up in Saturday week’s G1 SA Derby.
To date, the Lammerskraal Stud bred Abashiri has won five of seven outings, with his victories including romps in both the G1 SA Classic and G2 Gauteng Guineas.
Former G1 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap winner Go Deputy has two lots on next week’s National Yearling Sale –
Lot 106 –this royally bred colt, a half brother to four winners including a stakes winner of six, is out of a four time winning half sister to UAE Guineas placed and Broodmare Of The Year Akinfeet (dam of multiple G1 winning champion and sire Capetown Noir). This colt’s second dam is former Cape Fillies Guineas winner Dance Every Dance, and this colt’s first three dams are by Western Winter, Northern Guest and Jungle Cove respectively
Lot 178 – this chestnut colt is out of a winning own sister to ill-fated G2 winning 2yo Buran and G1 performer Ice Belle. A close relative of the talented Gogetthesheriff, this colt’s second dam is G2 (now G1) Majorca Stakes winner Trojan Belle and his third dam is G1 winner Helenita –dam of Cape Guineas winner Little Ballerina