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The Mike Miller-trained Romance In Rome, ridden by Tristan Godden, becomes Danon Platina’s first winner (Candiese Lenferna).

Of the new season sires the Blue Sky Thoroughbreds-based New Predator and the Mauritzfontein Stud-based Danon Platina have had winners so far.

New Predator is an Australian-bred by five-times Group 1 winner New Predator (including the Epsom Derby), out of a one time-winning Fastnet Rock mare, who is a a half-sister to multiple Listed winner Presently.

New Predator won twice at Grade 2 level in South Africa, the Drill Hall Stakes over 1400m and the Charity Mile.

He has made a fine start to his stud career.

He has had two runners, Predator’s Feast, who is out of Western Winter mare Snow Tune and is thus a half-sister to the at one stage promising Dandolo, and Teerex, who is out of Danehill Dancer mare Sagrada who had previously had five runners and four winners.

Both Predator’s Feast and Teerex were bred by Clifton Stud.

The Yadav Singh-trained Predator’s Feast finished close up fourths in her first two starts over 800m and 1000m respectively and she then came out and won a 1000m race on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf and by an easy 2,80 lengths under S’Manga Khumalo.

In second place in that race was the Mike Miller-trained Romance In Rome, who later became Danon Platina’s first winner, and in third place was New Predator’s other runner to date, Teerex.

Teerex has had three runs now for two seconds and a third, meaning New Predator’s runners are yet to miss the frame.

Danon Platina has had eight runners around the country.

Romance In Rome beat Teerex comfortably by 2,80 lengths over 1000m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly on Sunday to give Danon Platina his first winner.

He has a couple of promising Justin Snaith-trained runners, including the colt Kyomai, who finished a close second on debut over 1000m to the well bred William Longsword colt Dumbledore.

Kyomai is out of the Tiger Ridge mare Folk Dance, who won the Grade 3 Fillies Mile and who is a half-sister to Grade 3 Cup Trial winner Capoeira (Oratorio).

Kyomai was bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein and is owned by Suzette Viljoen.

Danon Platina is the only son of Deep Impact at stud in South Africa and he was Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014. Danon Platina won three of four starts at two, including the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes –a race won previously by champion and successful sire Fuji Kiseki – and he went on to win a Group 3 as a three-year-old.

Danon Platina has two colts and two fillies at CPYS 2023.