12 February 2023

Drakenstein Stud’s four-time G1 winning sire What A Winter had an excellent spell last week and the multiple Equus Champion ended the week in style when supplying a trio of winners at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday.

What A Winter’s first success on Saturday came when his Candice Bass-Robinson trained daughter The Agents Muse got off the mark when landing the second race on the card.
Under Gareth Wright, three-year-old The Agents Muse stormed home to win the Maiden Special Weights (1200m) by a convincing two lengths.
Bred by Dr Kritzinger, the well bred The Agents Muse had finished fifth last time out.
Out of the Jet Master mare Sofala, The Agents Muse is a full-sister to Kuda Sprint winner
What A Winter struck again when son Mufasa and daughter What A State won the sixth and seventh races respectively.
The Maine Chance Farms bred Mufasa claimed his third career win when running out a courageous winner of Saturday’s Follow Cape Racing On Social Media Middle Stakes over 1000 metres. The Brett Crawford trained four-year-old kept finding more in the closing stages to salute by a neck.

The gelding had shown considerable promise early in his career, with Mufasa winning his first two starts by an aggregate of seven and a half lengths.

Out of the Al Mufti mare Magical Miss, Mufasa is a full-brother to G2 Sceptre Stakes heroine Magical Wonderland, who earned more than R1.7 million in prize money.

What A State provided her sire with a third win on the Kenilworth card, when she claimed the seventh and final race on Saturday.

Under Gavin Lerena, the Adam Marcus trained filly stormed home to claim the Hollywoodbets Bright Future Classified Stakes (1000m) convincingly by a length.

Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, four-year-old What A State was winning for a third time.

Her sire What A Winter has had an excellent few days, with the son of Western Winter’s son Safari Blue, winner of last year’s Listed East Cape Guineas, victorious at Fairview on Friday.

Also responsible for smart recent debut winner The Africa House, What A Winter has four lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.

Original article by Cape Breeders Club