Tuesday double for Rafeef

Ridgemont’s inform stallion Rafeef has been having a great run of success recently, and the former G1 Computform Sprint winner’s good form continued when Rafeef supplied a pair of winners at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon.

Rafeef-sired three-year-olds were victorious in both the fourth and fifth races run at Kenilworth, with his son Kaapse Klopse victorious in the fourth and Rafeef filly Heliotrope landing the fifth race on Tuesday.

Second or third in three of his previous four starts, the Eric Sands-trained Kaapse Klopse got off the mark when he won Tuesday’s Cape Turf Club Syndicates Open Maiden (1200m). Under Sean Veale, the Rafeef gelding put his head down where it mattered most to score by a neck.

Bred by Narrow Creek Stud, Kaapse Klopse is out of the Tiger Ridge mare Jin-Go-La-Ba.

Rafeef is also the sire of Heliotrope, who was victorious in Tuesday’s Wolf Power Syndicate Open Maiden (F and M) (1800m) for Candice Bass-Robinson and Aldo Domeyer. Runner-up in her two previous starts, the Rafeef filly hit the front close home and stayed on gamely to win by half a length.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Heliotrope is out of the Dalakhani mare Wisdom Stone.

South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2020-2021, Rafeef is having a great season again in 2023-2024 with his progeny excelling both on the track and in the sales ring. His flagbearers this season thus far include graded stakes winners Mover And Shaker, Mrs Browning and Thunderstruck, while Rafeef had yearlings make up to R1 200 000 at the 2024 Cape Racing Premier Yearling Sale Powered By Tattersalls.

An own-brother to G1 winning Equus Champion Mustaaqeem, Rafeef was also responsible for the top priced filly sold at the recent Cape Yearling Sale.