6 November 2021

Drakenstein Stud’s four time G1 winning sire Futura looks to produced a very talented son in the form of the Ridgemont Highlands bred Warrior.

The latter accounted for last season’s G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Kommetdieding, among others, when Warrior captured Saturday’s #ThisIsRacing Cape Mile  (1600m) at Kenilworth.

Trained by Justin Snaith, Warrior, making his four-year-old debut in Saturday’s feature, put up a smart performance when lugging 60kgs to victory.

Game campaigner Rockin’ Ringo went off to set the pace in Saturday’s Non-Black Type feature, with Warrior racing off the pace, and Kommetdieding racing in near last position.

The front runner dropped out of contention as the field turned for home, with Kommetdieding launching a challenge from off the pace.
However,  the favourite faded out of contention, with first Rascallion and then Warrior launching strong challenges, with the Ridgemont Highlands bred Warrior flying up late, under a well timed ride from Grant Van Niekerk, to post a half length win.

Now a four time winner from eight starts, Warrior stopped the clock in a time of 98.68 seconds.

Winner of last season’s G3 World Sports Betting Variety Club Mile, Warrior was making his first start since finishing fifth in May’s G3 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes.

Warrior was a R1 200 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

His sire Futura, South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2014-2015, is also responsible for several promising three-year-olds this season including recent G3 Cape Classic third place getter Xavion.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club