Drakenstein Stud’s successful resident sire Futura looks to have another bright prospect to his name in the form of Le Morne.
The latter maintained his unbeaten record when winning impressively at Durbanville on Tuesday, with Le Morne looking a very exciting sort indeed.
A three-parts of a length winner on debut, the Brett Crawford trained Le Morne was sent off a 2-1 tote favourite for Tuesday’s Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Classified Stakes, and he duly lived up to expectations with an eye catching performance.
Given a patient ride by Louis Mxothwa, three-year-old Le Morne came with a sustained challenge to land Tuesday’s 1400m race going away by three-parts of a length.
Now unbeaten in two starts, the Maine Chance Farms bred Le Morne is out of the Kahal mare Khonza.
The Futura colt was a R140 000 buy from the 2021 National Yearling Sale.
His four time G1 winning sire enjoyed a fine season in 2021-2022, where Futura’s flagbearers included the G2 Track And Ball Oaks first and second place finishers, Pink Tourmaline and Light Of The Moon, and Listed Compendium Insurance Brokers Handicap hero Xavion.
Tuesday was also a memorable day for Futura’s outstanding sire Dynasty. Not only did the latter’s son Allez Morris win the fourth race at Durbanville, Dynasty’s daughter Happy Chance ran out a smooth winner of the fifth race on the card, while Dynasty’s champion daughter Bela-Bela ranks as the dam of promising filly Ciao Bella. The latter made a big impression when romping home to win Tuesday’s second race, the www.tabonline.co.za Graduation Plate (1250m), and looks a filly to follow for the season ahead.