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Futura colt makes it three out of three

By 6th October 2022Cape Breeders, Futura

6th Oct’22 Cape Breeders Report:

Drakenstein Stud’s four time G1 winning sire Futura has had another fine week, and the former Horse Of The Year came up with two more impressive winners at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Wednesday afternoon.

His exciting three-year-old son Le Morne made it three wins from three starts when justifying tote favouritism in Wednesday’s seventh race, the Hollywoodbets Grooms Initiative MR 74 Handicap (1400m).
Under an inform Louix Mxothwa, the Brett Crawford trained Le Morne was given a confident ride which saw the Futura colt blast home to beat older rival Tizona by nearly half a length, while conceding the runner up weight.

Bred by Maine Chance Farms, the promising Le Morne, who looks a colt of considerable promise, had won his only two previous starts when scoring over 1400m at Kenilworth and Durbanville respectively.

Out of the Kahal mare Khonza, Le Morne was a R140 000 buy from the 2021 National Yearling Sale.

Le Morne was one of two winners at Durbanville on Wednesday for his inform sire, with Futura also responsible for Wednesday’s impressive maiden winner Future Swing. One of three winners on the card for the combination of Justin Snaith and Richard Fourie, the Drakenstein Stud bred Future Swing outclassed his rivals as he romped away to land Wednesday’s Maiden Plate (1600m) by three and a quarter lengths.

Out of the Trippi mare Carousel Swing (and thus bred on the same Futura/Trippi cross as graded stakes winners Pink Tourmaline and Vihaan’s Pie), Future Swing had finished third in his first two starts before finishing second last time out.

Futura’s growing list of high-class performers also include last season’s Listed Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial winner Light Of The Moon. The latter, who holds an entry in the upcoming G1 Gauteng Summer Cup, showed her class when downing some smart male rivals in a pinnacle stakes at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon.

Trained by Vaughan Marshall, Love In Winter, who is out of the Dark Angel mare Lost In Love, had won his only previous start when skating home to beat the aforementioned Georgie George by two and a quarter lengths last month.

Futura colt makes it three out of three