Tuesday Double for Captain of All

Tuesday Double for Captain of All

Klawervlei Stud’s inform stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) continued his good run when supplying a pair of winners at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Tuesday.
Both his Tuesday winners are trained by Greg Ennion, who had a treble on the card.
Captain Of All filly ROCKING PEONIE got off the mark when she powered home to win Tuesday’s #destinationcaperacing Open Maiden (F&M) (1400m) in taking style.
Under Corne Orffer, the Nadeson Park Stud bred three-year-old stormed home down the outside of the track to win going away by two and three quarter lengths.
Owned by the Genuine Ennion Syndicate, Rocking Peonie has benefitted from the fitting of blinkers and hopefully she can build on this win.
Captain Of All struck again when his lightly raced son MAJOR APOLLO won the tenth and final race at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Tuesday.
Under Corne Orffer, Major Apollo was always up with the pace in the Hollywoodbets Bright Future Cape C Stakes (1000m), and with 100m left to go, kept going to win convincingly by a length and a quarter.
Bred, like Captain Of All, by Riverton Stud, Major Apollo was building on a runner up finish last time out.
The three-year-old races for Martin Wickens, Steve Preston, Greg Ennion, Giselle Burg & Greenacres Trust.
His sire Captain Of All has a good run of late with his son MEU CAPITANO winning the recent Winter Sprint and his two-year-old daughter WHISTLE THE TUNE victorious in the Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes.
The former Equus Champion has seven lots on offer at the KZN Yearling Sale.

Tuesday Double for Captain of All

Captain Of All filly lands Devon Air Stakes

Klawervlei Stud’s multiple G1 winning stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) has been in great form of late and the champion son of Captain Al was at it again on Saturday when his daughter WHISTLE THE TUNE won the Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes (1400m) at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
Trained by Glen Kotzen, Whistle The Tune was given a fine ride by Richard Fourie to land Saturday’s R200 000 contest.

The two-year-old, who races for Sandy and Eugene Arundel, stormed home down the inside of the track, and hit the front with 200m left to run.
Fourie kept the Oldlands Stud bred Whistle The Tune going and the pair stayed on to win by nearly three-parts of a length.

She is the second daughter of Captain Of All to win the Listed Devon Air Stakes, with the sire’s WHAT YOU ARE victorious in the 2019 race.

Champion Sprinter Captain Of All also enjoyed success at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth recently when his progressive son MEU CAPITANO won the Winter Sprint in smart fashion.

South Africa’s Champion Sprinter of 2014-2015, Captain Of All has seven lots on offer at the 2024 KZN Yearling Sale.

Kommetdieding relative lands French Derby

Kommetdieding relative lands French Derby

Klawervlei Stud’s G1 July/G1 Met winning sire KOMMETDIEDING (Elusive Fort) hails from an exceptional female line and this family was in the headlines yet again on Sunday.
Unbeaten three-year-old LOOK DE VEGA (Lope De Vega), like Kommetdieding a descendant of CHANDELIER (Goyama) showed his class when he won Sunday’s G1 Qatar Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) at Chantilly.
Unbeaten in three Look De Vega, who was emulating his sire in winning the French classic, notched the French Derby in style for Carlos and Yann Lerner and Ronan Thomas, leaving his perfect record intact at Chantilly in the feature.
One of the market leaders along with Aidan O’Brien’s Diego Velazquez, the colt came into the race with two comfortable prior victories under his belt.
He broke well from the stalls and settled in behind the front runners under Ronan Thomas, keeping his powder dry until the home straight when others began to falter.
Then he picked up the lead, surging clear in the final two furlongs to cross the line comfortably ahead of First Look.
Look De Vega was cut from 33-1 into 8-1 for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe following his win on Sunday.
This family was in the news earlier in the year when TUZ (Oxbow) won the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen. Tuz, like Kommetdieding and Look De Vega, is a direct descendant of QUEEN OF LIGHT (Borealis).
An exceptional racehorse, Kommetdieding won the G1 Vodacom Durban July in 2021, and the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met the following year.
His eagerly awaited first foals arrive this year.
Tuesday Double for Captain of All

Winter Sprint triumph for Captain of All

Klawervlei Stud’s triple G1 winning CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) looks to have come up with a very smart sprinter in the form of MEU CAPITANO.
The latter made it three wins in a row when running out an impressive winner of Sunday’s Winter Sprint run at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.
The 2024 Winter Sprint was a triumph for Captain All, with Meu Captaino and fellow Captain Of All son JERUSALEMA RAIN finishing first and third respectively.
Trained by Piet Steyn, the progressive Meu Capitano was given a confident ride by Richard Fourie in Sunday’s 1200m sprint.
Fourie unleashed the three-year-old with 200m from home, and Meu Capitano quickly responded by opening up and drawing off to win a good race by a length and a half.
In the process, the Beaumont Stud bred gelding accounted for such high-class graded stakes winners as QUESTIONING (Querari), BEREAVE (Vercingetorix), WE’RE JAMMING (Duke Of Marmalade) and Equus Champion RIO QUERARI.
Owned by Mr C A F Goncalves & Mr D Luiz, Meu Capitano has now won four of eight starts.
Earlier on the card, Captain Of All’s speedy daughter SHE’S MY CAPTAIN had picked up her fifth career when running out a game winner of the Perfectly Placed Class 4 (F and M) over1000 metres.
Under Richard Fourie (the only jockey to have won on her), the Harold Crawford/Michelle Rix trained mare produced a smart turn of foot which saw She’s My Captain get up close home and win by nearly half a length.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, She’s My Captain races for Michelle Rix and Adrian Long.
Former Equus Champion Captain Of All has five lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Racing Winter Yearling Sale and seven lots on offer at the KZN Yearling Sale.
Twice Over stars entered for Irish champion stakes

Twice Over stars entered for Irish champion stakes

Klawervlei Stud’s four time G1 winning stallion TWICE OVER (Observatory) has two of his top sons entered for one of the world’s greatest races.
Both SEE IT AGAIN (Twice Over) and DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE (Twice Over) feature among the entries for the 2024 G1 Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes, with that Leopardstown showpiece due to be run this year on September 14th.
Other notable entries for this year’s Irish Champion Stakes include last year’s winner AUGUSTE RODIN (Deep Impact) as well as the likes of CITY OF TROY (Justify), FACTEUR CHEVAL (Ribchester), and METROPOLITAN (Zarak) to name but a few.
The Irish Champion Stakes has been won by some of the greatest horses in history, with its honour roll not only including such legendary stallions as SADLER’S WELLS (Northern Dancer), GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (Storm Cat) and SEA THE STARS (Cape Cross), but also by such superb gallopers as TRIPTYCH (Riverman), INDIAN SKIMMER (Storm Bird), SUAVE DANCER (Green Dancer), DAYLAMI (Doyoun) and GOLDEN HORN (Cape Cross).
Both See It Again and Double Superlative are top-class performers in their own rights. The Drakenstein Stud bred See It Again has won a trio of graded stakes including both the 2023 G1 SplashOut Cape Derby and 2023 G1 Daily News 2000, while Double Superlative was victorious in both the 2024 G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met and 2021 G1 Cape Guineas.
Both horses are likely contenders for this year’s G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July, a race in which See It Again finished second in 2023. See It Again’s three-parts brother DO IT AGAIN (Twice Over) won the July in both 2018 and 2019.
Twice Over has a single lot on offer at the 2024 KZN Yearling Sale -a filly (Lot 51) whose dam is a five time winning daughter of CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti).