24 January 2021

Drakenstein Stud’s inform resident stallion, and multiple G1 winner, What A Winter had a good day at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Not only did the former Equus Champion supply the winners of the final two races on the card, but What A Winter was responsible for the first three past the post in the seventh race where sons Mr Cobbs, Skidoo and No Laying Up ran 1-2-3 respectively.

The Candice Bass-Robinson trained Mr Cobbs made it a hatrick of wins over 1000m when he downed paternal half-brothers Skidoo and No Laying Up to score over 1000m on Saturday.
Under Aldo Domeyer, the gelded four-year-old rallied gamely in the closely stages to hold off a strong challenge from Skidoo before he went away to win by three-parts of a length.

The Klawervlei Stud bed Mr Cobbs, now a four time winner, was a R250 000 buy from the 2018 April Yearling Sale.

The day ended on a high note for What A Winter, when the champion sprinter’s son Fighter won the last race for Skidoo’s trainer Paul Reeves. Bred by the Narrow Creek Stud, the gelding picked up his second win when scoring by three-parts of a length over 1000m.

Sire of South Africa’s reigning champion sprinter Russet Air, What A Winter has 12 lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale, and a further 15 lots on March’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Original article written by Cape Breeders Club