CTS graduate One World, a two-year-old colt by Klawervlei Stud’s much missed stallion, Captain Al, impressed in no uncertain terms when landing Saturday’s Listed Highlands Stud Langerman over 1500m.
One World followed the example of another Captain Al colt Tap O’Noth, the 2017 Grade 1 Forus Cape Guineas winner, when he romped to an emphatic five and a quarter length win in the Langerman, a race won by numerous champions over the years.
To further emphasise the dominance that Captain Al has enjoyed in the Cape two-year-old features, another Captain Al progeny and CTS buy, Frank Lloyd Wright, finished second in the Langerman –giving the late stallion his umpteenth 1-2 finish in a black type contest. Yet another CTS graduate Charles, by Trippi, finished third.
Trained by Vaughan Marshall (who also conditioned Tap O’ Noth and the 2016 Captain Al Gr1 Guineas winner William Longsword), One World stamped himself a classic contender like his formidable predecessors when taking his record to three wins from as many outings on Saturday.
Marshall, who was careful to comment when asked about One World after his winning debut, said that the colt had improved since his Maiden and that he was “of the same stature” as William Longsword and Tap O’Noth, who followed more or less similar racing patterns en route to their respective Guineas wins.
“He’s an exceptional colt,” said Marshall. “He has a high cruising speed and he accelerates well off that speed.”
In talking the next steps with his star colts, Marshall raced William Longsword in the Selangor Cup over 1600m while Tap O’Noth was entered for October’s Cape Classic over 1400m. “For One World, it will be one of the two,” the trainer noted.
One World, bred from the mare Aquilonia (Giant’s Causeway), races for Ken and Jane Truter, Etienne Braun and Braam van Huyssteen. He was a R425,000 purchase from the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Photo: Wayne Marks.