CAPTAIN AL FILLY WINS BREEDERS STAKES

29 June 2019
CAPTAIN AL FILLY WINS BREEDERS STAKES


Klawervlei Stud’s deceased champion sire CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti) was represented by a smart looking stakes winner when his 3yo daughter JUNIPER SPRING captured the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes at Fairview on Friday.

Trained by Justin Snaith, and ridden to victory by Richard Fourie, Juniper Spring dug down deep to withstand a late challenge from multiple stakes winner CARLITA before going on to post her first black type win by a head.

A full-sister to multiple G1 winner SNOWDANCE and G2 placed stakes winner VICTORIAN SECRET, Juniper Spring, second to G1 winner CLOUDS UNFOLD in the G2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes earlier in the season, was bred by the Cheveley Stud and she races for owners Vaughan Koster and Mr Wright.

Juniper Spring, also very closely related to the Captain Al sired G1 winners ALL IS SECRET and THE SECRET IS OUT, is the 97th stakes winner for Captain Al, whose notable runners this season include the G1 winners CELTIC SEA, KASIMIR and MISS FLORIDA.

Captain Al also made his presence felt as a sire of sires on Friday, with his very promising Klawervlei Stud based son CAPTAIN OF ALL the sire of impressive debut winner SELF ASSURED.

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