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Kiss Me Captain wins the Listed SouthEaster Sprint and is another to follow in sprint features this season (Picture: Wayne Marks)

 

The Mike and Adam Azzie yard was one of two raider winners at the Hollywoodbets Durbanville meeting on Saturday.

Their filly Kiss Me Captain thus earned them a R10,000 raider incentive bonus and the same amount was paid to the owners Miss C Soal and the estate late Kevin Soal.
More importantly the homebred daughter of Captain Of All now has bold black type as the race she won was the Listed SouthEaster Sprint over 1000m.
Kiss Me Captain is an interesting filly, because she is not the biggest but continues to progress.
She is out of a mare called Bearing Strait by Caesour, who was a versatile stallion.
Bearing Strait won over a mile and is a half-sister to the talented Wild Wicket, a Dynasty gelding who won the Listed Michael Roberts Handicap over 1750m.
Kiss Me Captain has a half-brother by Byword who won twice over 2000m.
Captain Of All was an Equus Champion Sprinter, but has been versatile at stud.
Kiss Me Captain has inherited the speed components of the pedigree, but it is not cheap speed as she proved on Saturday when showing good gatespeed but then responding to jockey Richard Fourie, who settled her one out and one back with cover.
She was exposed to daylight early in the straight and stayed on resolutely before finding extra to repel the late challengers, despite carrying joint second topweight of 59,5kg in the handicap event.
Her time was 0,44 seconds quicker than that of the three-year-old October Morn (57kg) in the following race.
Kiss Me Captain certainly knows how to win and that made it five wins from ten starts.
She also has three seconds to her name.
Kiss Me Captain was raised two points for her effort to 111, so is rated just one point lower than her best friend Gimme A Shot.
The pair do everything together and it is a bonus when they are able to go to the same racemeeting together too.
She will be an interesting contender in the many feature sprint races available to her this Cape Racing Summer.
Meanwhile, Gimme A Shot is one to follow for the season too having run a good race last time in her reappearance in the Gr 2 Betway Jo’Burg Spring Fillies and Mres Challenge, despite needing it badly.