Sadly deceased Equus Champion Soft Falling Rain was responsible for a 14th first crop winner on Friday, when his two-year-old daughter World Radar made a stunning debut at Fairview.
Under jockey Greg Cheyne, World Radar (who was sent off a 14-10 tote favourite) was always up with the pace, and, in the final stages, put daylight between herself and her chasing rivals to record a 6.75 length win on debut.
All the rage for the 1200m maiden juvenile plate for fillies, World Radar looked in a different division to her rivals in Friday’s race!
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the Alan Greeff trained World Radar is out of the Strike Smartly mare Advance Warning.
(Strike Smartly, a full-brother to multiple champion sire Smart Strike, was from the same family as Soft Falling Rain himself).
Currently the joint Leading First Crop Sire by Winners in South Africa for 2018-2019, Soft Falling Rain has made a blistering start with his first runners this season also including the unbeaten Al Jahbath, G3 Pretty Polly Stakes/Ruffian Stakes runner up Gin Fizz, Listed Gatecrasher Stakes second Alramz and
Another daughter, Montreal Mist, is set to take part in Saturday’s G2 Gagasi FM Debutante Stakes at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
Soft Falling Rain’s half-sister Rose Garden is dam of recent Listed Winter Oaks winner Duchess Of Bourbon.
One of 16 G1 winners sired by National Assembly (also responsible for the likes of National Emblem, National Colour and Flight Alert), Soft Falling Rain has 14 lots on offer at the upcoming Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.