23 November 2020



Brilliant three-year-old Malmoos, the second top lot sold off the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, made it four wins from as many starts when he won the G2 Avontuur Estate Concorde Cup (1600m) at Kenilworth on Saturday.


A convincing winner of the G3 Live Games Graham Beck Stakes last time out, the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum owned Malmoos lived up to his star billing in the Concorde Cup with a smooth display.


Under Luke Ferraris, the only rider to have partnered Malmoos in a race thus far, the Varsfontein Stud colt powered home in the closing stages to score by half a length while claiming the biggest win of his career thus far.


Trained by Mike de Kock, Malmoos was a R4 400 000 buy from the 2019 National Sale, and he already looks a colt with notable stud potential.


Described as the "real deal" by his trainer, the Cape Guineas bound Malmoos is a son of deceased multiple champion sire Captain Al and Spook Express Handicap winner Justthewayyouare.


One of two graded stakes winners for both Varsfontein Stud and Captain Al on Saturday, Malmoos is a full-brother to G3 East Cape Derby/G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup winner Captain Splendid, and his stakes winning dam is a half-sister to Varsfontein's impressive young sire Master Of My Fate.


Malmoos was the first of two BSA graduates to win a feature race on Saturday, with the classy filly Gee For Go  winning the G3 Fillies Mile (1600m) at Turffontein on the same day.


Bred by the Nadeson Park Stud, the 3yo filly, runner up in the G3 HSH Princess Charlene Starling Stakes at her previous outing, tracked front runner Cloth Of Ice before taking command half way down the home straight. Despite shifting away in the closing stages, the Paul Matchett trained Gee For Go stayed on to win the 2020 Fillies Mile by a length under former champion jockey S'Manga Khumalo.


Owned by Mr Wentzel and Dr Waterman-Wentzel, Gee For Go was a R120 000 buy from the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale, and she is the 27th stakes winner for former G1 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate winner Gimmethegreenlght.