Skip to main content

The R1.4 million purchase One Stripe earns black type in his third career start (Picture: Wayne Marks)

Bernard Fayd’Herbe is in top riding form at present and rode a treble on Saturday at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth, including two impressive juvenile winners for Vaughan Marshall.

Marshall’s expert eye usually picks out bargain buys at the Sales and he proved on Saturday that he can pick expensive bargains too.

Even a seven figure horse can turn out to be a bargain and with Marshall having said the One World colt One Stripe had put up the best work he had ever seen at a Breeze Up Sale, the Drakenstein Stud-bred colt is now proving as good on the race track.

It has taken him three runs to earn bold black type as he slammed a quality field by a comfortable 1,25 lengths in the Gr 3 City Of Cape Town Cape Of Good Hope Nursery over 1200m on Saturday under Bernard Fayd’Herbe.

He lay in a handy position and drew clear in the closing stages to convert odds of 28/10.

He provides the leading freshman sire, the Drakenstein-based One World (Captain Al), with a first stakes victory.

One Stripe was second favourite behind the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Roman Agent, who beat a good field in the latter race including the debuting One Stripe by 1,95 lengths.

However, Roman Agent probably went too hard on Saturday as he led early before fading tamely.

The Summer Juvenile Stakes runner up Winds Of Change finished second to One Stripe on Saturday to give Drakenstein Stud a one-two as breeders.

The Candice Dawson-trained Vercingetorix filly Little Ballerina proved her 100/1 win in the Cape Racing Sales Cape Slipper was no fluke by finishing third.

Earlier, Fayd’herbe and Marshall had combined to win the first race of the day, a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1100m, easily and impressivley with the hard-knocking Master Of My Fate colt Talk To The Master.

Later Fayd’Herbe produced a ride out of the top drawer to score by the narrowest of margins on the Lucinda Woodruff-trained Var gelding Cafe Culture in a Cape B Stakes handicap event over 1400m.