Wilgerbosdrift’s much missed Soft Falling Rain looks to have come up with yet another smart sort from his first crop in the form of the Pecan Hill Stud bred gelding Donderweer.
The latter made it back to back wins when downing a very smart field to land a progress plate over 1200m at Turffontein on Saturday.
Donderweer, trained by Paul Matchett for owner Fanie Bronkhurst, was always up with the pace and kept finding more in Saturday’s race to withstand a late challenge from last season’s G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper heroine Cockney Pride and win by a comfortable three-parts of a length.
Further back in running, came last season’s star two-year-old Eden Roc (winner of both the G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion and G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe last season) with the latter finishing more than three lengths off the progressive looking Donderweer.
The latter, who was produced by the Spectrum mare Fashion Queen, has now won two of only three starts and he looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Donderweer’s ill-fated sire Soft Falling Rain has made an excellent start with his first crop including G2 Gagasi FM Debutante winner Montreal Mist, recent G2 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge runner up Gin Fizz, the hugely impressive and unbeaten filly World Radar, and the stakes placed Alramz.
The champion son of National Assembly could be on the verge of more success, with Soft Falling Rain progeny nominated for such upcoming features as the G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship, G3 Cape Classic and Listed Racing Association Stakes.
Soft Falling Rain has one lot on offer at the 2019 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, and two lots on the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale.