South African Winner for Sebring
Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell operation unleashed yet another successful Inglis Easter purchase at Vaal in South Africa on Thursday with an impressive win for Sebring colt Alaadel.
The Mike de Kock trained three year-old improved on his debut second at the same venue last month to stride away and win the 1400 metre maiden by more than two lengths.
A $260,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Broadwater Thoroughbreds draft for Shadwell, Alaadel is the second winner from Seeking Sunshine (USA), a winning Seeking the Gold mare from the family of Group I winner Missed the Storm.
Seeking Sunshine produced a colt by Sebring’s champion son Dissident this spring that is a three-quarter brother to Alaadel, so his breeder Kerry O’Brien will be hoping this first win is one of many.