Fifth winner for Buffalo Bill Cody

Wilgerbosdrift’s promising young stallion Buffalo Bill Cody came up with a fifth first-crop winner on Sunday when his two-year-old son Wolf Mountain won smartly at Turffontein.

Second in both of his previous starts, Wolf Mountain was all the rage for Sunday’s Play Soccer 6, 10 and 13 Maiden Juvenile Plate (1100m) and jumped the 5-4 tote favourite.

Trained, like his sire, by Mike De Kock, Wolf Mountain was given a confident ride by Piere Strydom on Sunday.

Strydom took his mount to the front, and the pair never really looked in danger, with Wolf Mountain staying on powerfully to win by over a length and a half.
Bred by James Armitage, Wolf Mountain is out of the Silvano mare Princess Salme.
The colt was a R300 000 buy from the 2023 August Two Year Old Sale.

Wolf Mountain is the fifth winner, from just 12 runners, for his sire. Buffalo Bill Cody went close to having a double on Sunday, with the stallion’s daughter Roaming Spirit finishing a close up third in the first race run at Turffontein.

Buffalo Bill Cody’s small first crop also includes Listed HKJC World Pool Event 6 April Storm Bird Stakes winner Pistol Pete and impressive debut winner Buffalo Storm Cody. The latter won first time out by nine lengths before finishing third, to subsequent G1 winner Proceed, in the G3 TAB Protea Stakes.

A son of Redoute’s Choice (whose sire sons include the likes of Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Rafeef and The Autumn Sun), Buffalo Bill Cody also enjoyed success at the recent Cape Racing Winter Yearling Sale, where yearlings by the Wilgerbosdrift resident made up to R300 000.