28 January 2019


Klawervlei’s late great sire CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti)’s progeny enjoyed a magnificent day at Kenilworth on Saturday, when the stallion’s sons KASIMIR and ONE WORLD captured the G1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship and R5 000 000 CTS 1600 respectively.

In landing the Cape Flying Championship, Kasimir became the 19th individual G1 winner for Captain Al.
Remarkably, it is a third year in a row that the Cape’s premier sprint has been won by a runner sired by Captain Al, with Kasimir having been preceded by SERGEANT HARDY (2018) and CARRY ON ALICE (2017).
Bred by the Drakenstein Stud, the Justin Snaith trained Kasimir showed his class when romping home to win Saturday’s 1000m feature by 1.75 lengths, while accounting for such G1 winners as BOLD RESPECT, SAND AND SEA, ATTENBOROUGH and the aforementioned SERGEANT HARDY.

The four-year-old gelding, a R1 200 000 buy from the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, had earlier tasted graded success in the season when he won the G2 Cape Merchants.
Kasimir, who has won or placed in 11 of 13 outings, is owned by Messrs Drew and Kantor in partnership with Mesdames Doyle, Nagle and Shanahan.

Captain Al is also the sire of brilliant 3yo One World, who made it six wins from seven outings when accounting for a stellar line up when scoring a one and a half length win in the rich CTS 1600.
Remarkably, One World was the third son of Captain Al to win this race in a row-having been preceded by UNDERCOVER AGENT (2018) and WILLIAM LONGSWORD (2017).

Trained, like his sire, by Vaughan Marshall, the Klawervlei Stud bred One World had previously won both the G2 Concorde Cup and Listed Langerman and he was third at his previous outing in the G1 Cape Guineas.
Given a superb ride by Anton Marcus, One World (who looks destined for a place at stud) races for owners Etienne Braun, Ken and Jane Truter and Braam Van Huyssteen.
The classically bred colt was a R425 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Captain Al, a former champion sire and eight times champion sire of 2yos, enjoyed huge success at last week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, where he was responsible for both the top priced colt and filly sold and he topped the Sires List (by Aggregate) with his seven lots grossing R11 200 000.

One World Sun Met 2019 Photo 3

One World 1Sun Met 2019 Photo 2