The Vaughan Marshall-trained Lammerskraal Stud-bred filly Sahara Cat was reminiscent of her sire One World on Saturday at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth when kicking away from the front to win a Juvenile Plate event over 1000m by a cosy 2,25 lengths under Richard Fourie (Picture: Wayne Marks)
One World is not only leading the freshman stallion statistics at present but is the early leader in the overall two-year-old stats.
His late sire Captain Al is the record-holder for winners as a freshman stallion. His mark of 22 was set in in the 2004/2005 season, although he was not freshman champion because the late great Jet Master raked in more earnings.
Captain Al also holds the record for the most two-year-old winners in a season. He sired 30 two-year-old winners of 40 races in the 2008/2009 season, breaking his own record. He also set a two-year-old earnings record of R3,02 million.
His son One World’s progeny have been catching the eye in no uncertain terms.
The Drakenstein Stud-based stallion has had seven runners to date and three winners of three races.
The only other stallion with more than one two-year-old winner this season is also by Captain Al, the Klawervlei-based sire Captain Of All, who has had two two-year-old winners of two races.
One World has a runner in the Fairview turf maiden juvenile over 800m on Friday.
Then on Sunday at Hollywoodbets Scottsville he will likely have the favourite in the first of the 900m scrambles in the Mike Miller-trained Fine One, who was heavily backed on debut and lost by 0,75 lengths to the Louis Goosen-trained Captain Of All gelding Ibhele with the rest of the field well beaten.
He has another runner in the second 900m scramble, Jet Lavish, who wasn’t disgraced on debut.
Then in the Hollywoodbets Kenilworth meeting next Wednesday he has a colt called Brooksider running for his old trainer Vaughan Marshall in the first of the 1000m Maiden Juvenile Plates.
In the second of the Maiden Juvenile Plates he has no fewer than three runners.
With his runners coming so thick and fast and with three on the board already he must have a chance of reaching that 22 winners figure.
Richard Fourie called the Drakenstein Stud-based One World a “very exciting stallion” and added “I have high hopes for him” after winning on the Marshall-trained Saharah Cat at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.