Wilgerbosdrift’s ill-fated sire Soft Falling Rain has been enjoying a good run of form with his runners this season, and the former Equus champion was at it again when supplying a pair of winners at the Vaal on Saturday.
Soft Falling Rain’s first success on Saturday came when his two-year-old daughter Heavens Girl captured a juvenile plate over 1200m in smart fashion.
Under Craig Zackey, the Paul Peter trained filly was always up with the pace, and pulled away in the closing stages to break her maiden by a length and a quarter.
The promising filly had finished third on debut before finishing second next time out.
Out of the Dynasty mare Maggie Muggins, the Ndoro Stud bred Heavens Girl is the third two-year-old winner, from just five starters thus far, for G1 SA Nursery winner Soft Falling Rain this season.
Soft Falling Rain’s second success on Saturday came when his Mike de Kock trained son Governors Glory broke his maiden over 1600m at the Vaal.
Under Callan Murray, the 3yo gelding romped home to win as he liked, putting three and a half lengths between himself and runner up Nussply.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the lightly raced Governors Glory, fourth on his previous start, was making just his third start on Saturday.
Soft Falling Rain, whose first crop produced the likes of Montreal Mist, Gin Fizz and World Radar, has a single lot, a three-parts sister (Lot 97) to Governors Glory, on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.