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Marshall Dominates Cape Classic

Trainer Vaughan Marshall made it back to back wins in the G3 Cape Classic when he sent out Seeking The Stars to score a front running win in the G3 Cape Classic (1400m) at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Marshall, victorious in the 2019 Cape Classic with Silver Operator, totally dominated the finish to the 2020 Cape Classic, with his charges Seeking The Stars (44-1), Linebacker (6-1) and Rascallion (5-2) finishing 1-2-3.

Both Seeking The Stars and Rascallion are sons of Maine Chance Farms’ increasingly successful sire Vercingetorix.

The Cape Classic was delayed after the unbeaten Invincabelle was fractious in the starting stalls, and was eventually scratched.

When the R125 000 feature for 3yos got underway, Luyolo Mxothwa lost no time in taking Seeking The Stars to the front, and the pair stayed there throughout.

While stablemate Linebacker launched a game challenge down the inside, Mxothwa kept Seeking The Stars going and the pair went on to claim the 2020 Cape Classic by a length and a quarter.

Linebacker was game in second, and finished two and a quarter lengths clear of fast finishing stablemate Rascallion.

Bred, like his sire, by Klawervlei Stud, Seeking The Stars claimed the Cape Classic in a time of 85.05.

Now a winner of two of five starts, Seeking The Stars was a R1 000 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

He is out of Winter Oaks winner Schism, a Count Dubois half-sister to the stakes winning dam of exported SA Classic winner Lobo’s Legend.

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