TALENTED Kasimir (Captain Al), runner up in the 2018 CTS 1200, showed his class when romping to a one and a quarter length victory in Saturday’s G2 Cape Merchants. Justin Snaith’s four-year-old accounted for the G1 winners Bold Respect, Attenborough and Sergeant Hardy in the process.
Bred by the Drakenstein Stud, Kasimir races for James Drew & Bernard Kantor, in partnership with Mesdames Doyle and Nagle and Paul Shanahan. Ridden to victory by Richard Fourie, Kasimir won the first graded race of his career after threatening for some time. He was a R1.2 million buy from the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
One World, like Kasimir a son of Captain Al, showed his class when making much of the running to land the G2 Concorde Cup over 1600m for trainer Vaughan Marshall, jockey Anton Marcus and owners Etienne Braun, Ken and Jane Truter and Braam Van Huyssteen.
In scoring a half-length, front running win in the R400 000 Concorde Cup, One World made it five wins from five outings and he could well give Marshall and Captain Al a third Cape Guineas success (following William Longsword and Tap O’ Noth) when he lines up in that classic in December.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, One World had shown his class previously at two when his victories included a five and a quarter length romp (over fellow Captain Al son Frank Lloyd Wright) in the prestigious Listed Highlands Stud Langerman.
Photo Kasimir (Richard Fourie), an impressive Cape Merchants winner. (Wayne Marks).