Drakenstein Stud’s four time G1 winning sire What A Winter has had a great spell of late, and the former Equus Champion Sprinter had another big day on Saturday when his son Expressfromtheus landed the WSB Grand Heritage (Non-Black Type) (1475m) at the Vaal.
Fourth over 1600m last time out, four-year-old Expressfromtheus (15-2) was well fancied to land the R90 000 first prize, and duly delivered, under a confident ride from Marco Van Rensburg, and the pair went on to win by a deceptively easy two lengths.
Bred and owned by the Rooispruit Stud, the Stuart Pettigrew trained Expressfromtheus claimed the 2020 Grand Heritage in a time of 87.37.
Now a winner of four of just 11 starts, the gelded Expressfromtheus took his earnings to R267 200 with his Grand Heritage score.
Triple Equus Champion What A Winter, South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2016-2017, had also enjoyed feature race success the previous Saturday when his speedy daughter Winter Smoke claimed the G3 World Sports Betting Magnolia Handicap at Turffontein.