Wilgerbosdrift’s sadly short-lived stallion Soft Falling Rain has made a promising start to his stud career, with his first two runners both finishing in the money.
Soft Falling Rain’s very first runner, 2yo filly Makara, made a pleasing first out effort when finishing fourth against male rivals over 800m at Turffontein recently.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein, Makara is trained by Sean Tarry and the filly is out of Var daughter Varuna.
Makara’s paternal half-sister Pierina went close to giving her G1 winning sire his first winner when she ran second on debut, going down by under 1.25 lengths to fellow first-timer Wily Lass. The Piemonte Stud bred filly looks set to get off the mark soon, and she has been entered for a maiden juvenile plate for fillies on January 18th.
Soft Falling Rain looks on track for an exciting season in 2018-2019, and he has a number of well-bred first crop runners set to make their racecourse debut in the coming weeks.
One of 16 G1 winners sired by the Danzig stallion National Assembly, Soft Falling Rain was South Africa’s Equus Champion 2YO Colt of 2012, and he went on to win the G2 Joel Stakes in Britain and the G2 Godolphin Mile in Dubai.
The deceased champion has seven lots on this month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, including a colt out of champion and G1 South African Fillies Sprint winner Far De Vie (Lot 52).