Not for the first time this year, Bloodstock South Africa graduates picked up a pair of G1 races at one of South Africa’s biggest race days.
BSA buys Bohica and Captain’s Ransom showed their class when victorious in the G1 Pongracz Cape Flying Championship and G1 Schweppes Majorca Stakes respectively on Cape Town Met day at Kenilworth this past Saturday.
Handsome five-year-old Bohica provided trainer Michael Azzie (he trains Bohica in partnership with his son Adam) with his first win in the G1 Cape Flying Championship when he scored a surprise win in Saturday’s R1 000 000 sprint. Under S’Manga Khumalo, the Summerhill Stud bred Bohica managed to force his head down where it mattered most and land his biggest win to date by a neck.
Racing for Bruce Gardner, Glen Morris and Brian Riley, Bohica was a R300 000 buy from the 2018 Ready To Run Sale.
The son of former Equus Champion, and National Sale graduate, Capetown Noir has now won seven of his 24 starts for earnings of more than R1.2 million.
Bohica, runner up in both last season’s G1 4Racing Computaform Sprint and G2 Senor Santa Stakes, is out of the unraced Mullins Bay mare Wysiwyg, a very close relative of Listed Banyana Handicap winner, and millionaire, Mannequin.
Star filly Captain’s Ransom made it four wins from four starts this season when scoring a remarkable win in Saturday’s G1 Schweppes Majorca Stakes.
The Justin Snaith trained bay appeared an unlikely winner 300m from home, but Richard Fourie coaxed a fine turn of foot from Captain’s Ransom and the pair powered home to win by nearly half a length.
Winning the Majorca for a second year in a row, the Moutonshoek bred Captain’s Ransom was a R225 000 purchase from the 2019 National Yearling Sale.
The Suzette Viljoen owned four-year-old has now won ten of just 12 starts, with Captain’s Ransom’s G1 win on Saturday taking her number of grade one wins to four.
A daughter of multiple champion sire Captain Al, Captain’s Ransom is out of the unraced Red Ransom mare Cinna’s Ransom.
Bloodstock South Africa would like to congratulate all the connections of these wonderful thoroughbreds and wish them all the best for their star racehorses’ campaigns this season.