Victorian-bred filly Alboran Sea has won her second Group 1 race in South Africa, claiming the Cape Flying Championship (1000m) at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Alboran Sea (3f Rock Of Gibraltar – Lady’s Light by Toolighttoquit) fought back strongly to score narrowly after being headed 250m out. She had previously won the Group 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship at Scottsville.
Rosemont Stud owner Anthony Mithen bred Alboran Sea after buying her dam for just $20,000 at the 2011 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale. A USA import, Lady’s Light was culled by Coolmore Stud carrying Alboran Sea. The mare has since foaled colts by Toorak Toff and his Rosemont colleague Starspangledbanner.
Alboran Sea went through the ring as part of Rosemont’s consignment at the at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. Form Bloodstock bought her for $105,000 on behalf of trainer Mike de Kock, Wilgerbosdrift Stud owner Mary Slack and Michael Javett.
Mary expressed her delight and said she was particularly happy for her co-owner: “Mr Javett normally likes to buy stayers and I’m glad he has a share in a top sprinter now. I like my runners to have a rest after a win like this, but we’ll leave it to Mike to decide.”
There are only a few major sprints left for the season, including the G1 Computaform Sprint and G1 SA Fillies Sprint so connections may have their sights set on an overseas campaign.