17 December 2022

Drakenstein Stud’s high-class stallion What A Winter looks to have produced a very talented sort in the form of Love In Winter.

The latter made it four wins from four starts when running out a convincing winner at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon.
Under Corne Orffer, four-year-old Love In Winter had to switch out in the closing stages of Saturday’s Winning Form MR 92 Handicap (1000m) but found plenty in the final stages to stay on and win by three-parts of a length.

Remarkably, the first three home in the race were sons of What A Winter, with Love In Winter beating paternal half-brothers Sun Dazed and Trivial Matter into second and third placings respectively.

Trained by Vaughan Marshall, the Klawervlei Stud bred Love In Winter is out of the Dark Angel mare Lost In Love.

The What A Winter colt had won on debut over 1000m, before going on to win his two starts prior to Saturday’s race.

What A Winter had also enjoyed success earlier on the card when his promising two-year-old son Speeding Bullet scored a thrilling victory over 1000 metres.

The Justin Snaith trained colt had finished third on his only previous start and duly went one better on Saturday with a courageous performance.

Under Richard Fourie, the What A Winter colt stuck his head out where it mattered most and stayed on to break his maiden by a long neck.

Bred by Mr Jerrier, Speeding Bullet is out of the Jet Master mare Bulleteer.

South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs in 2020-2021, What A Winter is currently fourth on the General Sires List for the current racing season.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club