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Two Out of Three For Anna Capri

Descendants of 1993 Champagne Stakes winner Rainbow Cake had a good time of it at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon.

Best known as the dam of multiple champion National Colour, Rainbow Cake is the third dam of Thursday’s first race winner, Full Velocity, and the granddam of Anna Capri (pictured below).

The latter made a big impression when romping home to a facile three and a half-length win in Thursday’s third race, the Bettingworld.bet Graduation Plate (for 3yo fillies) over 1000m.

Under jockey Chase Maujean, the grey Anna Capri was always up with the pace, and quickened up in tremendous style close home to run out a hugely impressive three and a half length winner, with some promising fillies left in her wake.

Trained by David Nieuwenhuizen, the Riethuiskraal Stud-bred Anna Capri has now won two of her three starts, with the filly having shed her maiden when scoring by six and a half lengths at her previous start.

A R200 000 buy from the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Anna Capri is a daughter of Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s top-class sire Var (pictured). While he is best known as the sire of dual Horse Of The Year Variety Club and last season’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate hero Vardy, Var has sired some outstanding females among them champions Val De Ra and Via Africa, and fellow G1 winners Anything Goes and Sommerlied.

Anna Capri is the third winner produced by dual winning Daylami mare Zemfira -a half-sister to deceased champion National Colour.