CAPTAIN AL’S INFLUENCE SHINES THROUGH IN CAPE CLASSIC

28 October 2019
CAPTAIN AL’S INFLUENCE SHINES THROUGH IN CAPE CLASSIC

Klawervlei’s late, great sire CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti) once again proved a powerful factor in a graded feature, when his influence shone through in Saturday’s G3 Cape Classic at Kenilworth.

Not only is Captain Al the broodmare sire of Saturday’s Klawervlei Stud bred winner SILVER OPERATOR (Silvano), his sons SEVENTH GEAR and PRINCE OF PERSIA finished third and fourth in Saturday’s G3 feature.

A winner of two of only four starts and runner up in last season’s G3 Langerman, Silver Operator was the top lot sold at the 2018 April Yearling Sale when knocked down to trainer Vaughan Marshall for R700 000.

He is out of Captain Al’s high-class daughter Sting Operation, a speedy sort whose wins included a triumph in the Listed Swallow Stakes.

SILVER OPERATOR 26 OCT PHOTO 3 Silver Operator

Sting Operation is one of 97 stakes winners sired by Captain Al, whose sons CAPTAIN’S SECRET,EIGHTH WONDER, and TAP O’ NOTH all won the G3 Cape Classic of their respective year.

Captain Al, whose growing list of sire sons include last season’s Leading First Crop Sire CAPTAIN OF ALL and current and future Klawervlei residents WILLIAM LONGSWORD and UNDERCOVER AGENT, is enjoying increasing success as a broodmare sire and is already damsire of such graded stakes winners as EDEN ROC (Var), SAME JURISDICTION (Mambo In Seattle), GUNNER (Gimmethegreenlight), WILLIAM THE SILENT (Var), KAMPALA CAMPARI (Querari), HEAD HONCHO (Querari), BASADI FAITH (Master Of My Fate), FREEDOM CHARTER (Elusive Fort), and GHAALLA (Var).

SILVER OPERATOR 26 OCT PHOTO 2 Winning Trainer Vaughan Marshall