ONE WORLD WINS SUN MET

03 February 2020
ONE WORLD WINS SUN MET

The Klawervlei Stud bred ONE WORLD became his outstanding sire CAPTAIN AL’s 23rd

G1 winner when he ran out a courageous winner of the G1 Sun Met (2000m) at Kenilworth on Saturday.

One World, a second Met winner for Captain Al following HILL FIFTY FOUR, showed his class when downing last year’s Met winner RAINBOW BRIDGE to land the R1 710 000 first prize by a neck.

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Owned by Etienne Braun, Braam Van Huyssteen and Ken and Jane Truter, the colt established himself as a hugely attractive stud prospect while downing a field which also included such standout G1 winners as HAWAAM (Silvano), VARDY (Var) and reigning Horse Of The Year DO IT AGAIN.

Trained, like his sire, by Vaughan Marshall, the four-year-old was ridden to victory by inform jockey MJ Byleveld

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One World, a R425 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, has now won ten of only 14 starts, and is yet to finish out of the top three.

His previous wins include scores in the 2018 G2 Concorde Cup, 2019 G3 Winter Guineas, and 2019 G3 Matchem Stakes, with One World’s latest win taking his earnings to R5 631 875.

One World was one of two stakes winners for Captain Al on Saturday, with the deceased champion also sire of impressive Listed Cape Town And Western Cape Marketed By Wesgro Summer Juvenile Stakes winner ERIK THE RED.

The latter became Captain Al’s 99th individual stakes winner when running out a clear-cut winner of the Summer Juvenile Stakes for trainer Justin Snaith and owner-breeder, Varsfontein Stud.

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Bred on the same Captain Al/Western Winter cross as G1 winners CARRY ON ALICE and TAP O’ NOTH, Erik The Red has now won two of just three starts and he looks another exciting prospect for Captain Al.

Captain Al went close to enjoying more feature race success on Saturday with his champions CELTIC SEA and KASIMIR finishing second and third respectively in the G1 Bidvest Majorca Stakes and G1 Cape Flying Championship, and his G1 Forus Cape Guineas winning son TAP O’ NOTH second in Saturday’s G2 New Turf Carriers Western Cape Stayers.