The well related Fly The Coup, a R750 000 buy from the 2019 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale, made the perfect start to his racing career when making a winning debut at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday afternoon.
A three-year son of Coup De Grace, the Gareth Van Zyl trained Fly The Coup was keen early in running, but defied this when hitting the front 300m from home and striding home to win by just over a length-despite spooking close home.
Owned by Mario Ferreiria, Fly The Coup, described by his connections, as a “phenomenal sand horse” was ridden to victory by Wayne Agrella.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, the gelding is out of the Casey Tibbs mare Wind Jammer -a three time winning half-sister to G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Exhilaration, and further back, this is the family of ill-fated champion Wendywood and the latter’s G1 winning half-brother Malteme.
Graduates of the 2019 Premier Sale have already made their mark on the South African turf, and include Equus Champion Tempting Fate, G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship winner Princess Calla, G3 Capetown Noir Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Delta Queen, and star three-year-old Seeking The Stars.
This year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale is set to take place at the De Grendel Wine Estate on March 14th and the catalogue can be viewed online at