24 February 2019


The progeny of CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti) were once again dominant on the South African turf this weekend.
Not only did Captain Al runners capture both the G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes and Listed Lady’s Pendant over the weekend, but his two-year-old son CAPTAIN OF STEALTH looked an exceptional prospect when romping home on debut on Saturday.

The Drakenstein Stud bred KASIMIR picked up his third graded victory, and sixth win overall, when he downed a top class field of speedsters to land the R400 000 Diadem Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Trained by Justin Snaith (who has done so well with the progeny of Captain Al), Kasimir stamped his Equus title claims with a courageous win over the stakes winning SPEEDPOINT in Saturday’s G2 contest, with Kasimir having previously captured both the G1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship (the third Captain Al runner in as many years to win the Cape Flying Championship) and G2 Cape Merchants this season.

Kasimir, who has now earned over R2 000 000 in stakes, is one of 19 G1 winners for Captain Al (whose graded stakes winners include fellow Diadem Stakes winner and Klawervlei’s very exciting young sire CAPTAIN OF ALL).

Captain Al filly CANUKEEPITSECRET lived up to her regally breeding, when the very smart three-year-old downed some talented fillies and mares to win the Listed Lady’s Pendant, over 1200m, on Friday.
Bred by the BBP Syndicate, the Garth Miller and Basil Nelson owned three-year-old stamped herself a massively exciting future stud prospect with a courageous neck win over the very useful Mary O’Reilly.
Canukeepitsecret had rated one of the better members of her generation at two, when finishing second in the G3 Strelitzia Stakes and fourth in the G1 Allan Robertson Championship, and she can well go on and add to this first black type win.

She is a 93rd stakes winner for her sire Captain Al, whose remarkable British based son CAPTAIN LARS recently won for a 24th time!

A full-sister to the G1 winners ALL IS SECRET and THE SECRET IS OUT, Canukeepitsecret is trained, like her famous siblings by Vaughan Marshall.

The latter, who can do no wrong with the progeny of his former inmate Captain Al, unleased a hugely exciting prospect when saddling Captain Al colt Captain Of Stealth to win on debut by five and a half lengths at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Bred by Klawervlei, Captain Of Stealth simply outclassed his rivals to win as he liked over 1400m in the style of a horse with a bright future ahead of him. Owned by Messrs Freestone and Habib, Captain Of Stealth is bred on the same Captain Al/Jet Master cross as smart performers CAPTAIN AND MASTER, EROS’S GIRL and AL DANZA.

Remarkably, Captain Al also made waves as a broodmare sire on Saturday –the former Cape Guineas winner and champion sire is damsire of the very exciting Klawervlei Stud bred 2yo filly VANDAH’S SPIRIT who won for a second time in just three starts when romping home by four lengths at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Kasimir Photo 1 23 Feb 2019 KASIMIR

Captain Of Stealth Photo 1 23 Feb 2019 CAPTAIN OF STEALTH