30 December 2019

Cape Yearling Sale graduate, Mr Flood, showed his class in no uncertain terms when he defied a lengthy layoff to capture the G3 Lebelo Sprint at Turffontein on Saturday afternoon.
Despite making his comeback off a 417 days, the Lucky Houdalakis trained four-year-old claimed his fourth win from only six starts with a convincing display.

Under jockey Marco Van Rensburg, Mr Flood kept finding more in the closing stages to claim the 2019 Lebelo Sprint (1000m) by three-parts of a length, while accounting for such notable graded stakes winners Van Halen, Down To Zero, Prince Of Kahal, and Rivarine.
The gelding races for owner Keith Waterston, and Mr Flood is yet another fine advertisment for the quality of horse sold at the Cape Yearling Sale.
A son of Irish champion Pathfork, Mr Flood is out of the three time winning Jallad mare Last Word Pam and he hails from the family of Cape Guineas winner Shah Abbas.
Bred by Willem Engelbrecht Jnr, Mr Flood was a bargain R50 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Yearling Sale, and Saturday’s win pushed his earnings to R316 175.

The gelding is the latest Cape Sale graduate to land a graded feature, with other recent graded winners to have come off this sale including Gold Standard, Hack Green, Doosra, Elusive Heart, Princess Peach, and recent Australian stakes winner Yulong Prince.

The 2020 Cape Yearling Sale is set to take place on February 28th and promises, once again, to offer some tremendous thoroughbreds at great value for money prices!