Thursday double for Soft Falling Rain

Ill-fated champion Soft Falling Rain’s progeny have been in fine form, with Soft Falling Rain runners winning all over South Africa in recent weeks, and the former G1 SA Nursery winner was at it again when Soft Falling Rain supplied a double on the Vaal’s Classic track on Thursday.

His first success came when Soft Falling Rain’s three-year-old daughter La Luvia justified favouritism when romping home to victory in Thursday’s second race, a maiden plate for fillies and mares over 1600m.

Trained by Sean Tarry, La Luvia got off the mark at just the second attempt, when the 3yo made all, under Lyle Hewitson, to shed her maiden by five and a quarter lengths.
Bred by the Ten Einde Stud, La Luvia was a R300 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Soft Falling Rain’s second success on Thursday came when his Paul Peter trained son Garden Party scored a convincing win when landing the eighth and final race on the day.

A 2.75 length winner on debut, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Garden Party had been second in his two previous starts prior to Thursday’s race, and the gelding made amends when running out a four length winner of a graduation plate over 1000m.

Out of the Kildonan mare Rosier, Garden Party (now a winner of two of just six starts) was a R200 000 buy from the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Soft Falling Rain, whose progeny also include the Eastern Cape’s reigning Horse Of The Year World Radar, has seven lots on offer at the upcoming Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.