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The Sales topping One World colt, One Stripe (Cape Racing Sales)

Experienced Milnerton-based Cape trainer Vaughan Marshall landed the sales topper at the Cape Racing Sales Ready To Run and Unbroken 2YO Sale last Sunday and whilst it was not surprising to see him purchasing a son of the Met winner he trained, One World, his is not a yard often associated with seven figure sales horses.

The colt’s name is One Stripe.
In a day and age where speed and precociousness is an attractive buying point, there would have been a few raised eyebrows at the R1.4 million price of One Stripe among those who looked at the pedigree alone.
The dam of the sales topping colt is Silver Stripe, who is by stamina influence Silvano. Her three wins were from 2200m to 2450m, including the Listed Spook Express Handicap.
Furthermore, Silver Stripe is a full-sister to Gifted For Glory, who won the Gr 3 Winter Derby over 2400m, beating the classy subsequent Gr 1 Gold Challenge winner King Of Pain who also later won the Gr 3 Chairman’s Cup over 3200m. Gifted For Glory also won over 2800m.
So the pedigree looks stout at first sight.
However, there is also plenty of speed in the female line of One Stripe. His second dam is Badger’s Gift (Badger’s Drift), who won the Gr 1 Paddock Stakes but was also precocious and quick enough to win over 1200m as a juvenile and again over that trip as a young three-year-old and she won three times in her career over 1400m.
There is also the like of Matrchem Stakes winner Emcee in the pedigree and also Superior Service, who won the Listed Somerset Plate over 1200m as a juvenile and later finished second to Flight Alert in the Cape Guineas.
Furthermore, One World might have won the Met, but he was by the great Marshall-trained speed influence Captain Al. One World was in fact ultra effective over 1400m and won three races as a juvenile, including the Listed Langerman over 1500m.
However, the main selling point of One Stripe was likely the phenomenal breeze up gallop he put up.
Marshall said, “He’s a very nice mover and a very nice specimen. He certainly did the best work I’ve ever seen at a Ready To Run.”
The strapping horse threw his front leg out superbly and showed a lot of zip with a particularly high stride rate. Stride rate is not often mentioneed in racing, as opposed to stride length. However, it was apparently what separated the great Winx from the rest.
Asked whether he reminded him of One World, Vaughan replied, “No not really, but hopefully he is half as good.”
Asked what he estimated One Stripe’s trip would be he replied, “He showed enough speed to win a sprint race early on, but I think he will end up being a better miler.”
Fortunes are looking up for the Marshall yard at present.
“I’ve got a very nice team of two-year-olds, so things are looking good.”
The in-training horses are performing well too and these include the half-brothers Questioning and Senso Unico.
Querari three-year-old gelding Questioning has a second and two wins in three starts and is second favourite for Sunday’s Gr 3 Cape Classic over 1400m.
Senso Unico always struck as one who would be a late bloomer and he is now blossoming as a five-year-old. The rangy Twice Over gelding has won his last two starts, including the Listed Hollywoodbets Settlers Trophy over 2000m.
Marshall has also inherited the useful sprint-miler Captain Fontane.
Vaughan said, “He is going to start in an 1100m race and we will then see how he produces from there.”