Wilgerbosdrift’s ill-fated resident sire Soft Falling Rain enjoyed a notable, posthumous success at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday when his son Waterberry Lane scored an impressive victory in the G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe (1400m), defeating some of South Africa’s most promising two-year-olds in the process.
Trained by Dean Kannemeyer, two-year-old Waterberry Lane was given a well judged ride by Keagan De Melo.
The latter bought Waterberry Lane with a potent late run, which saw the son of Soft Falling Rain get up close home to score by nearly three-parts of a length.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the colt has now won two of his five starts, with Waterberry Lane having finished third in the Listed Cell C Sharks Gatecrasher Stakes last time out.
Out of the Fort Wood mare Gain Ground, Waterberry Lane was a R250 000 buy from the 2020 Cape Yearling Sale.
His G1 SA Nursery winning sire Soft Falling Rain, whose progeny also include East Cape champion World Radar and G2 Gagasi FM Debutante victress Montreal Mist, has had a fine season with his two-year-olds, with the son of National Assembly also responsible for this season’s G2 4Racing SA Fillies Nursery winner Heavens Girl.