Last season’s Champion First Crop Sire What A Winter looks to have a top class sort on his hands in the form of Magical Wonderland.
The latter maintained her unbeaten record with an impressive victory, on her seasonal debut, at Durbanville on Saturday –with Magical Wonderland defying top-weight of 61kgs to land a progress plate over 1200m.
In the process, the Candice Bass-Robinson trained 3yo defeated some really highly regarded fillies in the process, including G3 The Debutante winner Princess Peach, Listed Irridescence Stakes winner Rose In Bloom, and highly rated fillies Angel’s Trumpet and Oh Susanna.
Named last season’s Cape Racing’s Champion 2YO Filly, the Maine Chance Farms bred Magical Wonderland has now won all four of her outings, including last season’s Kenilworth Fillies Nursery and Perfect Promise Sprint.
Magical Wonderland was a R450 000 purchase from the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
She is one of three stakes winners to have emerged from What A Winter’s first crop, with others including G3 Cape Nursery winner and Cape Classic hope Dutch Philip.
A triple Equus Champion, and four time G1 winner, What A Winter will be represented by 12 lots at next month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale, including a filly out of a stakes winning half-sister to G1 winners Nania and Red Ray (Lot 4), a filly whose dam is out of champion Enchantress (Lot8), and a filly out of G3 Champagne Stakes winner Purple Orchid (Lot 100).