FOUR-year-old Captain’s Wild (Anthony Delpech) was a winner in his second start for Mike de Kock at the Vaal on Monday.
The Captain Al gelding cruised home by 2.75 lengths in a MR94 Handicap over 1800m and assistant trainer John Buckler said: “He’s a nice horse, still immature, and he’s come on from his last run. He shows us little at home, but he’s obviously one that excels when he gets to the track.”
Charles Koster, who owns Captain’s Wild in partnership with Charles Savage, is excited about the gelding’s future prospects and commented: “He’s always been immature and that’s not altogether bad because perhaps he can race on until he’s six or seven and win more races.
“Penny Kimberley bought him at the Vintage Sale and we put the partnership together. He was so backward I kept him on my farm here in the Karoo for a year before he raced. He won three for Penny and then got injured. Mike had him on the treadmill for a long time and we’re hoping he’s over his problems now. He’s weak behind but he seems to be strengthening now and looking for further. The Colorado King Stakes over 2000m early in April looks like a good race for him.”
Captain’s Wild was bred by John Koster at Klawervlei Stud.