Klawervlei Stud’s former Equus Champion Gr1 winning Sprinter, Captain Of All has made a pleasing start to his stud career and 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 good style.
The filly, who had been third in her two prior starts, drew clear under jockey Muzi Yeni to shed her maiden in convincing style.
What You Are, who is out of the Counter Action mare Twinkle Star, was a R70 000 buy from the 2018 April Yearling Sale.
Captain Of All, one of the very best sons of deceased champion sire Captain Al, has had just a handful of runners to date 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. He won or placed in 11 of his 12 outings, for earnings well over R2 million , with Captain Of All’s principal victories including the 2013 Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion, 2015 Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint and 2015 Gr1 Mercury Sprint.