‘Raw’ Captivant dominates at Randwick
Highly touted first season sire Capitalist recorded his first winner when his son Captivant scored a dominant win on debut at Randwick on Everest day.
Like his Golden Slipper and Magic Millions winning sire, Capitalist is prepared by the clever father and son training duo of Peter and Paul Snowden.
Operating both stables at Randwick and Flemington, Captivant had been educated in both yards prior to his debut win.
Demonstrating his toughness, the colt had been earmarked to debut in Melbourne only to draw wide at Caulfield, prior to being sent back to the Sydney stable.
Peter Snowden told AAP that few two year-olds would cope with such a demanding preparation.
“To do that with a two-year-old, you wouldn’t do it. Only with the ones you think can handle it and obviously he can,” Snowden said
“That’s why it gives me so much confidence knowing that he has so much more to give. He is nowhere near where he needs to be.
“He’s that raw he’s still frozen.”
Captivant may have his next run in the $1m Golden Gift (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 7 November.
The $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast on 16 January 2021 is another race that would come under consideration for connections of the promising colt.
Captivant was a $550,000 yearling purchase from the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Ashleigh Thoroughbreds draft.
He is now raced by a partnership headed by Henry Field’s Newgate Farm as well as the China Horse Club.
Capitalist was bred in Queensland by Jan Clark from her Daandine Stud near Warwick.
Despite carrying only a small broodmare band, Daandine can boast not only Capitalist, but also his sire Written Tycoon who were both bred and reared in Queensland.
Capitalist stands at Newgate Farm in the Hunter Valley and has been favoured by many to take out the first season sire honours this year.