Soft Falling Rain filly wins East Cape Breeders Stakes

Wilgerbosdrift’s much missed SA Nursery winner Soft Falling Rain was to the fore once again on Friday when his talented first crop daughter World Radar won the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes at Fairview racecourse.

One of two feature race winners on the day for trainer Alan Greeff, jockey Charles Ndlovu and breeders Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, World Radar made it win number four from just six starts when she won Friday’s 1200m race by a length and a quarter.

World Radar, who is one of 34 winners to have emerged from her sire’s first crop, had won her first two starts by an aggregate of ten lengths and she is clearly a really smart filly.

Out of the Strike Smartly mare Advance Warning, World Radar joins the likes of Montreal Mist, Gin Fizz and Alramz as black type horses to have emerged from Soft Falling Rain’s first crop.

Soft Falling Rain, who himself hailed from the same family as the likes of Smart Strike, Strike Smartly and Speightster, has some very talented two-year-olds representing him this season, including G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes runner up Pray For Rain and the stakes placed Eternal Hope.

The short lived globetrotting champion has 16 lots on this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.