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Danon Platina

Feature race 1-2-3 for Danon Platina

By June 12, 2023No Comments

Mauritzfontein’s exciting resident stallion Danon Platina dominated Sunday’s Highveld Winter Juvenile Fillies Stakes (1400m) at Turffontein, where his daughters White Pearl, Betula and Platina Princess finished first, second and third respectively.
Second on debut, the Mike de Kock trained White Pearl had impressed when she broke her maiden over 1450m last time out, and she duly made it back to back wins with a fluent display on Sunday.
Under log-leading jockey Keagan De Melo, the two-year-old filly produced an eye catching turn of foot which propelled White Pearl to the front 100m from home, and the filly stayed on strongly to score by nearly a length and a half, with her paternal half-sisters Betula and Platina Princess finishing second and third respectively.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, White Pearl has now won twice from three starts and graded stakes surely await her!
Out of the Tiger Ridge mare Oyster Pond, White Pearl was a R450 000 purchase from the 2022 August Two Year Old Sale.
Her sire Danon Platina, Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, had a good day at Hollywoodbets Greyville a day earlier, with the stallion’s son Kyomai breaking his maiden in open company, and another son of Danon Platina, Plaza Accord, finishing second on debut.
By the same sire as recent G1 Betfred Derby winner Auguste Rodin, Danon Platina has nine lots on offer at the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale.