Klawervlei Stud’s promising young stallion, and former Equus Champion Sprinter, CAPTAIN OF ALL (Captain Al) has made a pleasing start to his stud career and the triple G1 winner got off the mark as a sire when his daughter WHAT YOU ARE won at the Vaal on Tuesday.
Trained by Tobie Spies, the Terry Andrews bred What You Are stormed home to land a maiden juvenile plate for fillies over 1000m in tremendous fashion.
The filly, who had been third in each of her two prior starts, drew clear under jockey Muzi Yeni to shed her maiden by an emphatic one and a half lengths.
Among What You Are’s beaten rivals were daughters of such top class stallions as SNITZEL, WHAT A WINTER and QUERARI.
Her sire Captain Of All, one of the very best sons of Klawervlei’s great sire CAPTAIN AL, had had just a handful of runners thus far, but already three of his first crop, now two, have either won or finished in the money.
Bred by the Riverton Stud, Captain Of All was a superb athlete who was crowned South Africa’s Champion Sprinter of 2014-2015.
The handsome bay won or placed in 11 of his 12 outings, for earnings well over R2 000 000, with Captain Of All’s principal victories including the 2013G1 Tsogo Sun Medallion, 2015 G1 Tsogo Sun Sprint and 2015 G1 Mercury Sprint (where the champion thrashed the likes of CARRY ON ALICE and LEGISLATE).
A total outcross to both NORTHERN DANCER and MR PROSPECTOR, Captain Of All had yearlings make up to R425 000 at the recent Cape Premier Yearling Sale.