Wilgerbosdrift’s ill-fated sire Soft Falling Rain looks to have a really promising sort to his name in the form of World Radar.
The latter, one of 15 winners to have emerged from her sire’s first crop of runners, simply outclassed her rivals when making all to score a three and a quarter length win at Fairview on Friday afternoon.
Despatched the 3-10 tote favourite, the three-year-old World Radar won as she liked under jockey Greg Cheyne, with a fluent display over 1200 metres.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, World Radar had previously won her only start when making a winning, six and three-quarter length debut over 1200m and she looks a very exciting prospect indeed.
Her sire Soft Falling Rain made an excellent start with his first two-year-olds last season, with the former Equus Champion ending the 2018-2019 season as the third leading First Crop Sire in South Africa by stakes.
The G1 SA Nursery winner’s other notable early winners include G2 Gagasi FM Debutante winner Montreal Mist and the stakes placed pair of Alramz and Gin Fizz.
Soft Falling Rain also made waves at last week’s Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale, where the short-lived son of National Assembly was the Leading Sire by Aggregate.
Soft Falling Rain’s top lot sold at the 2019 National 2YO Sale was his son Herecomestherain (Lot 46) who was knocked down for R600 000 –making the Wilgerbosdrift consigned colt the fourth top lot sold at the two day auction.
In total, Soft Falling Rain’s 14 lots offered all sold for a gross amount of R2.74 million.