Wilgerbosdrift’s ill-fated stallion Soft Falling Rain has come up with a remarkably consistent son in the form of Marmara Sea.
The latter made it eight wins from as many starts on the polytrack, and in the Eastern Cape, when he won the Listed Memorial Mile (1600m) at Fairview on Friday afternoon.
Marmara Sea, who is trained by Alan Greeff, was settled well off the running by jockey Greg Cheyne, and when Cheyne asked the question, hit the front 300m from home.
The Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred gelding had, however, to fight to hold off a determined challenge from Earth Hour, before Marmara Sea went on to claim his first black type win by a neck.
He has now won eight of just 14 starts, and has a further 3 placings to his name.
Four-year-old Marmara Sea joins the likes of graded stakes winners Montreal Mist and World Radar, as well as the likes of Gin Fizz and Alramz, to have emerged from G1 SA Nursery winner Soft Falling Rain’s first crop.