22 February 2022

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 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