Cap Alright took his win tally to nine, with a second win in the South Easter Stakes. This was his 50th start; in addition to his nine wins he has also placed 26 times (and earned money several more times).

He’s a horse who knows only one way of getting from starting stalls to finishing post – and he’s had the misfortune of doing most of his racing at a track where the prevailing wind for most of the year (a south-easter) blows straight at him. With his enormous frame he is acting as a windbreak for the rest of the field!

Pierre Strydom rode a masterful waiting race from the front, which enabled Cap Alright to fight back when challenges were coming thick and fast.

Like Bravura (also from the same female line), Cap Alright is out of a Centenary mare. One of the features that attracted us to this son of Alydar was how game he was, under all circumstances. Centenary stood over 17 hands; given the physical similarities it is tempting to credit him for some of Cap Alright’s give-100%-honesty.