Wilgerbosdrift’s deceased resident sire Soft Falling Rain was represented by his second first crop winner on Thursday when his Dr Ian Heyns bred 2yo daughter Mawsool made a winning debut at the Vaal.
Trained by Mike de Kock and owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum (like Soft Falling Rain himself), Mawsool was all the rage for the juvenile plate for fillies over 1000m and she duly obliged.
Always handy under jockey Randall Simons, the 4-10 favourite stayed on gamely to hold off a fast finishing Palace Of Dreams and make a winning debut by 0.4 of a length.
Out of the Jet Master mare Imperial Rose, Mawsool was a R500 000 buy from the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Mawsool is a second recent impressive debut winner for the deceased Soft Falling Rain, whose daughter Gin Fizz recently scored by over seven lengths at the first time of asking.
Both Gin Fizz and Mawsool have been entered for the Listed Ruffian Stakes, due to be run at Turffontein Saturday week.
Himself an unbeaten Equus Champion at two (when his wins included both the G1 SA Nursery and Listed Storm Bird Stakes), Soft Falling Rain has been represented by five runners, at the time of writing, and each of them have either won or finished in the money!
There are seven yearlings by Soft Falling Rain on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.