Varsfontein Stud’s imposing resident sire Master Of My Fate had a smart looking two-year-old winner at Kenilworth on Saturday in the form of Tempting Fate.
The latter made a winning debut over 1100m for trainer Dennis Drier (who trained Master Of My Fate himself) and inform jockey Kegan De Melo when digging down deep to score in courageous fashion.
Tempting Fate fought off a determined challenge from tote favourite Purple Cloud to register a long neck win at the first time out of asking.
A R550 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, Tempting Fate was bred by the Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm.
The colt is just his sire’s second two-year-old winner this season thus far, but Master Of My Fate has already made quite an impression with his first two crops to race.
Winner of both the G2 Premier Trophy and G2 Peninsula Handicap, Master Of My Fate made a great start with his first crop headed by Guineas winner, and recent G1 Sun Met fourth, Twist Of Fate, and his second crop including G2 SA Fillies Nursery winner Basadi Faith and G1WSB Cape Fillies Guineas/G1 Cartier Paddock Stakes runner up Driving Miss Daisy.
A close relative of impressive recent Listed Cape Town And Western Cape Marketed By Wesgro Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Erik The Red, Master Of My Fate has 12 lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.