Drakenstein Stud’s consistently successful sire What A Winter looks to have come up with yet another promising two-year-old in the form of Alpine Challenge.
The latter created a big impression when making a winning debut at Kenilworth on Monday afternoon.
Bred by Ridgemont Highlands, the Brett Crawford trained two-year-old was given a patient ride by Louis Mxothwa in Monday’s Tabonline.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000 metres). Mxothwa bought Alpine Challenge with a strong challenge some way from home and the pair powered home to account for favourite Winning Single by three and a quarter lengths.
The race was a triumph for What A Winter, who is not only the sire of Alpine Challenge but also runner up Winning Single.
Out of the Dynaformer mare Distance Done, Alpine Challenge was a R150 000 buy from the 2021 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
The colt is the fourth two-year-old for his sire this season thus far, with What A Winter having topped South Africa’s Leading Sires of 2YOs List in 2020-2021.
Currently fifth on the General Sires List, What A Winter has two lots on offer at Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale.
Original article written by Cape Breeders Club