Vaughan Marshall and the owners of Sun Met hero One World will meet next week to decide whether the four-year-old should race on or be retired to stud.
Ken Truter, who owns the colt in partnership with his wife Jane, Etienne Braun and Braam van Huyssteen, said yesterday: “We have already received offers but we have said that we just want to enjoy the moment for now and let the emotion die down before we decide anything.
“We will meet with Vaughan probably next week and have a chat about what’s best for the horse, whether he goes to Durban or goes to stud.”
Marshall did not send horses to Durban last year but he is going to this time. Obvious targets for One World would include the Rising Sun Gold Challenge on June 13 and the WSB Champions Cup on July 25.
financially prudent course of action would be to retire the horse while his
reputation is sky high. If bookmakers were betting on next week’s decision that
option would be odds-on as would Klawervlei as the choice of stud. John
Koster’s big Bonnievale operation bred One World and stood his sire Captain Al.
It already stands two stallions by Captain Al – William Longsword, the
Marshall-trained winner of the 2016 Cape Guineas, and Captain Of All who
won three Grade 1s for Dennis Drier – but seemingly this is a sire line
that you can’t have too much of.
Aldo Domeyer has been given a ten-day suspension for causing interference to Hudoo Magic when winning the last on 4-1 favourite Fabian at Kenilworth last Saturday week. Hudoo Magic was knocked off balance, Corne Orffer was forced to check and his mount finished last.
No date has been set for the suspension. Domeyer will obviously want to be free to ride at the big Prawn Festival Cape Derby meeting on February 22 but he will also want to have the ban out of the way before he returns to Hong Kong.
Two pars to add on the betting for Kenilworth Saturday (around 3.30pm)
He was in devastating form on Sun Met day and he rides in six of the eight races at Kenilworth on Saturday. The early betting would suggest that his best chance is on the Candice Bass-Robinson newcomer Purple Cloud in the second of the two juvenile races. The grey colt heads the market at 33-10.
Met winner M.J. Byleveld has seven rides, notably Fynbos who has opened 2-1 favourite to take the Betting World Handicap for Marshall. But, as so often this season, it is Anton Marcus who punters can be expected to concentrate on. The four-time champion flies down for just three rides and all head the market. Still Tappin (Eric Sands) and Water Spirit (Brett Crawford) carry the Ridgemont colours while Al’s My Daddy is for his nephew Adam.
By Michael Clower