THURSDAY DOUBLE FOR CAPTAIN OF ALL

18 August 2020
THURSDAY DOUBLE FOR CAPTAIN OF ALL

Klawervlei Stud's triple G1 winning stallion CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al), South Africa's Leading First Season Sire of 2018-2019, has made a bright start to the new season, and the former champion sprinter recorded another double at the Vaal on Thursday.

His three-year-old daughter SHEZAGLO got off the mark when recording a courageous win over 1600m for trainer Ashley Fortune, jockey S'Manga Khumalo and owner Mr Zurnamer.

Bred by Dr and Mr Baitz, the consistent filly had finished second, to G1 Thekwini Stakes fancy ANYTHING GOES (Var), last time out and was all the rage for Thursday's 1600m contest.

Captain Of All's second win on Thursday came when his Lucky Houdalakis trained son DARK TIDE ran out a game winner of the fifth race.

Another ridden to victory by S'Manga Khumalo, four-year-old Dark Tide has now been first or second in each of his last five starts.

The La Berg Stud bred gelding, who races for Dr Taljaardt, was produced by the MALHUB mare TOKARA.

One of more than 100 stakes winners sired by Klawervlei's late, great sire CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti), Captain Of All enjoyed a fine season in 2019-2020 with his star representatives including G2 TAB/Betting World Dingaans winner SHANGO, G2 Pospack SA Fillies Nursery winner SPRINGS OF CARMEL and high-class sprinter CARTEL CAPTAIN.