Klawervlei’s promising young sire Warm White Night was represented by yet another first crop feature race winner when daughter Harlem Shake ran out a game winner of the G3 Final Fling Stakes on Saturday.
The Klawervlei bred Harlem Shake, who was her sire’s very first winner, made much of the running in the Kenilworth feature and held off a wall of late challenges to register the first Graded victory of her career. The three-year-old kicked on nicely over the closing stages over Saturday’s 1800m to run out a convincing 1.75 length winner of the R250 000 contest.
Trained by Glen Puller and ridden by Heavelon Van Der Hoven (the same combination who won the inaugural CTS Million Dollar, Harlem Shake races for Messrs Carruthers, Fourie, Robinson, Martin, N Scholtz and Mrs Hunter.
It was a well deserved win for the versatile three-year-old (she has won from 800-2000m), with Harlem Shake (a R150 000 buy from the 2014 March Yearling Sale), having previously filled the runner up berth in both the G3 Victress Stakes and Listed Winter Oaks.
She was one of two winners on the day for Warm White Night, whose two-year-old daughter Warm Night Alice won over 1200m at Scottsville for Ingrid and Markus Jooste.
A dual G1 winner (and from the red hot Gone West male line), Warm White Night has one lot on offer at the CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale – a half brother to 3 winners, this colt (Lot 73) is out of a half sister to G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes winner Kazatzka, dam of G2 (now G1) Thekwini Stakes winner Royal Emblem