Mauritzfontein’s exciting young stallion Danon Platina made headlines at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday, when his two-year-old son Romance In Rome became Danon Platina’s very first winner.
Trained by Michael Miller, Romance In Rome had finished third on debut before finishing second next time out and duly went one better on Sunday.
Under Tristan Godden, Romance In Rome was well away in Sunday’s Download The Race Card Online www.goldcircle.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m) and went out to make the running.
Asked the question 200m from home, Romance In Rome bounded away to win impressively by just over two and three-quarter lengths.
It was a good race for Danon Platina, whose son Romance In Rome and Stars In Heaven finished first and third respectively.
The flashy grey Romance In Rome, who is out of the Captain Al mare Bella Ragazza, was bred by Riethuiskraal Stud.
His sire Danon Platina has now had four members of his first crop, now two, either win or finish in the money.
Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2014, Danon Platina won five times including the 2014 G1 Asahi Hai Futurity.
The handsome grey is a son of legendary racehorse and sire Deep Impact, Japan’s Champion Sire on 11 occasions and sire of 190 stakes winners including sensational young sire Saxon Warrior.
Deep Impact is also sire of the hugely exciting Auguste Rodin, who current tops the betting for the 2023 Cazoo Derby.