Drakenstein Stud’s exciting and popular resident sire One World looks to have an exciting relative in the form of promising Irish two-year-old Impact Warrior.
The latter made the perfect start to her career when she made a winning debut at Roscommon on Monday.
Impact Warrior, who was well-supported into 5-4 favouritism for Monday’s Irish EBF Auction Series Race, broke well to track the leader Goa Gajah throughout the early stages. Getting the better of that rival inside the final furlong, the bay had half a length to spare at the line.
Winning trainer Paddy Twomey said after the win, “She was ready to run today and I’m delighted the way it went. She is in the Goffs Million and that is a logical target for her. We’ll see how she comes out of that. I have her in the Fillies Mile and the Marcel Boussac–that closes tomorrow. She is straightforward and tough.”
From the first crop of G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior, Impact Warrior’s granddam is G1 Prix de Diane winner Caerlina, whose full-sister Leonila ranks as the granddam of One World.
Monday was a good day for relatives of One World -with another relative, G1 Prix Jacques le Marois winner Al Wukair, sire of Monday’s Listed Prix Michel Houyvet winner La Mehana.
One World, one of the very best sons of multiple champion sire Captain Al, was South Africa’s Champion Older Male of 2019-2020.
The handsome bay, whose first yearlings sell in 2023, won 10 of just 14 races and ended his career on a high note when victorious in the 2020 G1 Sun Met.