Bling Has The Need

Son of Captain Of All bounces back

After an eyecatching debut victory followed by an inexplicably dismal second run, the Captain Of All gelding Trompie returned from an eight month break to run a mixed bag of eight rivals off their feet in the R150 000 non black-type Need For Speed Sprint at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.

Smanga Khumalo does the Dettori dismount from Trompie (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Eric Sands’promising 3yo Hithemhardsunshine looked the class in the race after his decent second behind emerging star Charles Dickens at his last start. But going off at 11-10, the son of What A Winter had no answer for Trompie and his 4kg pull at the weights.

Coming into the final 200m, Grant van Niekerk had Hithemhardsunshine in top gear, but Smanga Khumalo held the ace and Vaughan Marshall charge Trompie went on to win by 1,25 lengths in a time of 58,46 secs.

Red Impact (6-1) was a further 2,75 lengths back in third.

Bred by Beaumont Stud, Trompie is a son of Captain Of All (Captain Al) out of the thrice winning VAR mare, Wake Up Maggie.

Trompie has won 2 of his 3 starts for stakes of R151 875.

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