Columnists 7.4.2017 06:16 am

Challenge bound Captain to lead them home

This son of Captain Al has had two impressive runs over the course and distance, finishing second on both occasions.

Celtic Captain’s last three runs comprise two feature victories and a second in a Grade 3 event. This Gareth van Zyl gelding has been supplemented to run in the R4-million Premier’s Champions Challenge (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 6 May.

Challenge bound Captain to lead them home
Challenge bound Captain to lead them home

Challenge bound Captain to lead them home

This son of Captain Al has had two impressive runs over the course and distance, finishing second on both occasions.

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