Big weekend for Captain Al
3rd April 2017
Eight times champion sire of 2yos, and former champion South African sire, Captain Al had another big weekend, with winners flowing for the former Guineas winner both here and abroad.
Fresh off being represented by an impressive debut winner in the form of the Klawervlei Stud bred Alileo, Captain Al had another debut winner on Saturday, while his top-class daughter Jo’s Bond picked up another feature race win when victorious in Sunday’s Listed KwaZulu Natal Stakes over 1000 metres.
Captain Al has another cracking group of two-year-olds this season, including Listed Princess Charlene Of Monaco Foundation SA Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Call To Account.
His son Tap O’ Noth looks another potentially smart juvenile for Captain Al, if his debut win at Kenilworth on Saturday is anything to go by.
Trained by Vaughan Marshall for Alec and Gillian Foster (who also bred the colt), Tap O’ Noth became Captain Al’s fifth two-year-old winner for the season, when scoring by 1.25 lengths over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday. He is bred on the same Captain Al/Western Winter cross as Captain Al’s recent G1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship winning daughter Carry On Alice.
Just one day later, Jo’s Bond (who beat Carry On Alice into second place when triumphant in the G2 CTS Southern Cross Stakes) made it career win number eight when successful (under 61.5kgs) in the R150 000 KwaZulu Natal Stakes. Trained by Justin Snaith for owners Messrs Attieh, Chowles, van Tonder, Cooper, Govender, Hurlestone-Jones, Shapiro and Zulch, as well as MP Foulkes and Countess Labia, the Klawervlei Stud bred Jo’s Bond is an out and out speedster, having recorded all of her wins over the 1000m trip.
Captain Al also enjoyed a British winner this weekend, when his regally bred son Captain Lars (a full brother to lot 17on the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale) picked up his fifth British success at Chelmsford City on Saturday.
Captain Al has an outstanding draft on this month’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale, with his 12 lots including siblings to champions All Is Secret and Always In Charge, as well as yearlings out of such G1 winning mares as Nania and Roxanne.
He also has 16 quality lots on the National Yearling Sale, where Captain Al is represented by a half-sister to champions Bela-Bela and Rabiya, a full-sister to stakes winner Victorian Secret and promising debut winner Snowdance, and a half-brother to G3 Victress Stakes winner Goodtime Gal.