Exciting three-year-old Captain’s Ransom showed her class with a breathtaking win in the G1 Majorca Stakes Presented by Cape Racing (1600m) at Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon.
The Justin Snaith trained filly had won four of her five starts, including the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas, going into Saturday’s WFA contest, and was all the rage to pick up her second G1 victory, with punters sending Captain’s Ransom off as a well backed 7-10 tote favourite.
The favourite’s stable mate Silvano’s Pride went out to make the running, with jockey Richard Fourie settlined Captain’s Ransom well off the pace.
Turning for home, Captain’s Ransom was still well off the pace, but when Fourie asked the question, the Moutonshoek bred sophomore produced a dazzling turn of foot which saw Captain’s Ransom mow down her hapless rivals and go on to win by three and a quarter lengths.
Clouds Unfold (7-2), who had won the Majorca the last two years running, had to settle for second, with long shot Kelpie (40-1) finishing just under half a length off Clouds Unfold in third.
Captain’s Ransom, who has now won five of just six starts and who looks a potential leading contender for Equus Award honours, claimed the 2021 Majorca Stakes in a time of 97.92 seconds.
The Suzette Viljoen owned filly was a R225 000 purchase from the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Closely inbred to Epsom Derby winner Roberto, Captain’s Ransom is one of 24 G1 winners for deceased Cape Guineas winner Captain Al –South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
The filly is out of Red Ransom daughter Cinnas Ransom –an unraced half-sister to G3 Prix de Saint-Georges winner Black Rock Desert and to Japanese stakes winner Toyo Seattle.
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