KOMMETDIEDING HALF-BROTHER OFF THE MARK

The OIdlands Stud based mare Adorable enjoyed a tremendous few days over the past week.

Not only did Adorable’s three-year-old son Kommetdieding land South Africa’s most famous horse-race, the G1 Vodacom Durban July, but her two-year-old son Quantum King caught the eye when he got off the mark at Turffontein on Tuesday.

Second on his only other start, Quantum King made a big impression when making much of the running to land Tuesday’s Taboline.co.za Maiden Plate (1200m)

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Under Gavin Lerena (who had ridden his half-brother to victory in the July), Quantum King strode home to post an emphatic three and a quarter length win, and the Johan Janse Van Vuuren trained colt looks a promising sort in his own right.

A colt by Querari, Quantum King races for Mr and Mrs Breitenbach in partnership with Justin Vermaak.

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Quantum King was knocked down to Justin Vermaak for R240 000 at the 2020 CTS Ready To Run, Unbroken 2 Year Old & Mixed Sale.

Currently in foal to Kommetdieding’s sire Elusive Fort, Adorable, now the dam of four winners, was herself a smart performer who won three times and finished second in the Listed Gardenia Handicap.

The Captain Al mare is very closely related to triple G1 winner Captain America as well as G3 Diana Stakes runner up Captainofmysoul.