Talented sprinter CARTEL CAPTAIN, a millionaire son of Klawervlei Stud’s inform stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al), showed his well being when scoring a courageous win at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.
The Dennis Drier trained gelding stayed on gamely, under Sean Veale, to defeat G2 New Turf Carriers Merchants victor ULTRA MAGNUS (Oratorio) by a short head, when victorious in a Pinnacle Stakes (1200m) at Scottsville on Sunday.
Third in both the 2020 G2 Post Merchants and 2021 G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes, the Klawervlei bred four-year-old looks on course for another good season.
The gelded Cartel Captain races for Messrs M B Pitman, M R Collins, D S Pitman, Mr W G Drier & Miss C S Drier & Mrs G M Drier.
Cartel Captain, who has now won three times for earnings of over R1.296 million, is a member of Champion Sprinter Captain Of All’s first crop. This crop also includes G2 TAB/Betting World Dingaans victor SHANGO, the stakes-winning fillies CAPTAIN ANNE BONNY and WHAT YOU ARE, and the feature race winning sprinter SULLENBERGER.
Also, sire of this season’s G1 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby winner LINEBACKER, Captain Of All had yearlings fetch up to R375 000 at the recent National Yearling Sale.