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Danon Platina

Double for Danon Platina

By May 23, 2023No Comments

Mauritzfontein’s exciting young stallion Danon Platina has been firing on all cylinders of late, and Deep Impact’s champion son was at it again when Danon Platina supplied the first two winners on the card at Turffontein on Tuesday afternoon.
Danon Platina came up with his ninth first crop winner when his promising two-year-old daughter White Pearl downed a smart field to claim the first race on Tuesday, the 4Racing Welcomes You Juvenile Plate run over 1450 metres.
Under Craig Zackey, the Mike de Kock trained filly stayed on strongly to get up and win by neck, with some promising two-year-olds further back in running.
Runner up on her only previous outing, White Pearl was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein.
Tuesday’s winner is out of Tiger Ridge mare Oyster Pond, and was a R450 000 purchase from the 2022 August Two Year Old Sale.
Danon Platina made it ten first crop winners when his son French Impact won the very next race at Turffontein, the Play Soccer 6,10 and 13 Juvenile Plate (1450m), in eye catching fashion. Keen for much of Tuesday’s race, the Robbie Sage trained French Impact was bought with a sustained late run by Muzi Yeni with the pair powering away to score impressively by over a length and a half.
Out of the Frankel mare Avantgarde, French Impact had finished seventh on debut before filling the runner up berth in each of his two subsequent starts.
Bred by Laurence Wernars, the Danon Platina colt was a R260 000 buy from the 2022 August Two Year Old Sale.
Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, Danon Platina has enjoyed a great patch of late, with the Mauritzfontein resident also the sire of Saturday’s eye catching winner Oni San.
Danon Platina, who shares his legendary sire with Coolmore’s very exciting young sire and G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior among many others, has now been responsible for 17 first-crop runners to either win or finish in the money.
Himself a G1 winner at two, Danon Platina has nine lots on offer at the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale.