Wilgerbosdrift’s late sire Soft Falling Rain had a great, posthumous two days this weekend, with his son Marmara Sea capturing Friday’s Listed Memorial Mile, and another, son, Pray For Rain, capturing the Listed Marshalls World Of Sport Umngeni Handicap the following day.
Winner of the 2020 Memorial Mile, Marmara Sea claimed his tenth win from just 19 starts when he won the 2021 Memorial Mile at Fairview on Friday.
Trained by Alan Greeff, four-year-old Marmara Sea was given a superb ride by Greg Cheyne, who timed his challenge to perfection in Friday’s one mile feature.
Marmara Sea flew up late to score by neck at the expense of the talented Majestic Mozart.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Marmara Sea, who has won or placed in 16 of his 19 starts, has now banked in excess of R400 000.
He is out of former Equus Champion, and multiple G1 winner Alboran Sea, a daughter of Rock Of Gibraltar.
Soft Falling Rain’s second stakes winner this past weekend came when his talented son Pray For Rain powered home to claim the Umngeni Handicap in facile fashion.
Under Tristan Godden, the soon to be four-year-old, defying a lengthy layoff, ran out a near two length winner of Saturday’s 1000m sprint for trainer Dennis Drier.
Runner up in both the G1 Golden Horse Medallion and G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes, the Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm bred gelding has now won twice from just eight starts.