Candice Bass Robinson and Drakenstein Stud are proving to be a lethal combination this season.
The Bass Robinson-trained Drakenstein homebreds Charles Dickens, Trip Of Fortune and Santa Maria have already secured five Graded victories between them this season and others might join them, including Winter Cloud.
Today, the two-year-old What A Winter filly ran in a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1000m in her second career start and after travelling well within herself she moved to the front effortlessly and pulled clear to win as she liked by 3,25 lengths under Aldo Domeyer.
She is a full-sister to the dual Grade 1 Majorca Stakes winner Clouds Unfold, who was also trained by Bass-Robinson.
Their mother Montelissima is an unplaced Irish-bred daughter of Montjeu.
However, Montelissima is a half-sister to Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Arria (Antonius Pius).
Winter Cloud might follow in Arria’s footsteps because the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes over 1100m on WSB Met day will be an option.