The undefeated One World showed he is the athlete he is believed him to be when staying on powerfully to win the R400 000 Gr2 Concorde Cup.
The race, formerly known as the Selangor Cup, has produced just five Guineas winners in 21 years with One World looking to follow in the illustrious hoofprints of Act Of War, Variety Club, Le Drakkar Jay Peg, Express Way and Alpha Omega en route to victory in South Africa’s premier classic on 15 December.
But it is his trainer’s superb record with the progeny of his 2000 Cape Guineas winning sire Captain Al that has gripped the public interest.
Vaughan Marshall saddled Captain Al sons William Longsword and Tap O’Noth to win the Cape Guineas in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
And he bids to make it three on the trot with One World – interestingly all three winners under different ownership.
A Klawervlei bred son of Captain Al (Al Mufti), the winner is out of the UK placed Aquilonia (Giant’s Causeway). He races in the interests of NHA Chairman Ken Truter and his wife Jane, as well as Etienne Braun and Braam van Huysteen.
A R425 000 Cape Premier Yearling Sale graduate, One World took his tally to 5 wins from 5 starts for stakes of R536 250. The runner-up Chimichuri Run and the third-placed Twist Of Fate were also bought at CTS auctions.