Drakenstein Stud’s inform sire What A Winter, recently responsible for a pair of G1 winners, was at it again on Saturday when the former multiple Equus Champion supplied winners at both Durbanville and Turffontein.
What A Winter’s two-year-old son Portico made it two in a row, when he won the first race at Turffontein on Saturday.
Bred by the Winterbach Stud, Portico had broken his maiden at the Vaal last time out, and the Paul Peter trained colt made it two wins, from just four starts, on Saturday when landing a juvenile plate over 1160m bya neck.
What A Winter’s other two-year-olds this season include debut winners No Laying Up and Princekresh, as well as G3 Capetown Noir Kenilworth Fillies Nursery third Stuck On You.
The four-time G1 winning What A Winter also enjoyed success at Durbanville on Saturday, when his son Skidoo made it three wins in a row when romping home to a 1.75 length score over 1000m. Skidoo, who had another What A Winter son, Apollo Ace, back in third, has now won six times, with Saturday’s win taking the David Southey bred gelding’s earnings to over R360 000.
What A Winter, whose leading representatives this season include repeat G1 Bidvest Majorca Stakes winner Clouds Unfold and G1 Cape Flying Championship hero Russet Air, has 31 lots on this year’s National Sale, including a half-brother (Lot 85) to recent G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic winner Summer Pudding, and a half-brother (Lot 386) to champion sprinter, and promising young sire, Captain Of All.