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Futura Colt Catches The Eye

The Drakenstein Stud based four time G1 winner, and former Horse Of The Year, Futura has made a very encouraging start to his stud career, and Futura’s first crop looks to have produced yet another smart performer in the form of Warrior.

The latter made it back to back wins when scoring at Kenilworth on Wednesday for trainer Justin Snaith and jockey Richard Fourie.

An impressive, three and a half length winner of his maiden last time out, the Ridgemont Highlands bred Warrior was sent off 13-10 favourite for the eighth and final race at Kenilworth on Wednesday, with the promising colt facing nine rivals in Wednesday’s Next Race Meeting 22 February 2021 MR76 Handicap (1600m).

Under Richard Fourie, Warrior was always travelling sweetly, and it was race over when the three-year-old hit the front 200m from home.

Warrior drew off in style to win by two and a half lengths, with rank outsider The Cambo (30-1) finishing second, and Irish Tractor (11-1) taking third. It was a fine effort from the winner, with Warrior conceding older rival The Cambo no less than 6.5kgs.

Warrior, who has now won two of just five starts, claimed Wednesday’s race in a time of 100.13 seconds.

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

Out of the Commands sired Swallow Stakes winner Nona In Command, Warrior’s third dam Rainscene (by Scenic) is a half-sister to the outstanding producer, and G3 VATC Tristarc Stakes winner, Procrastinate.