ONE World paid a fine compliment to the Gr1 Cape Guineas winner Soqrat, and by implication to Do It Again, when he won the R5-million CTS1600 with a brilliant run from a wide draw.
While One World was considered below his best when finishing third to Soqrat in the Guineas, his three-year-old contemporary went on to finish second to Do It Again in the powerful Gr1 Queen’s Plate.
“The most important thing to me today was to prove that he is back to himself, he wasn’t at his best in the Guineas. Vaughan turned him around and a special thanks to MJ Byleveld for his work with the horse,” said jockey Anton Marcus, who wasted no time in taking the race by scruff of the neck.
Marcus took One World around runners and into a dictating lead, the place he likes to be, and they raced on gamely in the straight, finding extra all the while to win by 1.50-lengths from the excellent runner-up Twist Of Fate.
“We couldn’t explain his last run,” said Marshall. “He bounced back today, he’s a bull of a horse and he doesn’t know when to give up.” He thanked his training, staff led by assistant Adele Alsop, for top team work.
In third, Vardy was also impressive. He is still learning to race and dropped back alarmingly from a good draw, which left him with plenty to do in the home run. He found his stride late, however, stayed on well and looks to be on his way to fulfilling his promise for trainer Adam Marcus.
One World is owned by the partnership of Ken and Jane Truter, Braam van Huyssteen and Etienne Braun. He is now six wins from seven starts with in excess of R3,1-million in the bank as a result of the big CTAS bonus prize.
One World is a colt by Captain Al from Aquilonia and was bred by Klawervlei Stud.
Photo: Wayne Marks.