Undercover Agent finds the big cash in CTS 1600

Undercover Agent finds the big cash in CTS 1600

January 31, 2018 / 11 months ago

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Undercover Agent ran on well near the inside rail to win CTS 1600 (Wayne Marks)

Undercover Agent banked ten times his purchase price in just over 100 seconds at Kenilworth on Saturday in a race worth more in monetary terms than the Sun Met itself.

Brett Crawford’s runner won the $500 000 CTS 1600, a race restricted to eligible graduates of the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale held on 21 and 22 January 2016, the CTS March Yearling Sale held on 19 and 20 March 2016 and the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale held on 21 April 2016.

The race attracted a capacity field, but was reduced to 15 starters after the scratching of Talk Of The Town.

“He over-raced last time and it was one of those days,” said Crawford, who instructed Orffer to seek some cover this time.

The jock followed the advice, but only in the early part of the race and said: “He’s got a beautiful action and he took me past the leader. I had a lot of horse under me!”


Undercover Agent burst into the lead with 300m to run and easily held off the attentions of Captain And Master, with Rings and Things holding the favourite Cot Campbell out of third spot.

The Moutonshoek bred Undercover Agent is a son of Captain Al (Al Mufti) out of two-time winner Secret Risk (London News).

Undercover Agent has won 3 races with 1 place from 7 runs.  Bought for just R325,000 by Kerry Jack Bloodstock, Undercover Agent earned a mammoth R3,734,375 for owners Braam van Huyssteen and Greg Bortz.