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Danon Platina


By November 20, 2023No Comments

Mauritzfontein’s exciting young sire Danon Platina made news at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Saturday when the champion son of Deep Impact came up with a pair of smart looking winners.
Danon Platina’s gelded son Plaza Accord got off the mark at just the second time of asking when he ran out a convincing winner of Saturday’s Hollywoodbets Durbanville Welcomes You Maiden Plate (1250m), despite making his first start since June.
Under Richard Fourie, the Peter Muscutt-trained three-year-old was always travelling strongly, and Plaza Accord kicked away in the closing stages to score by a length and three-quarters.
Bred by Varsfontein Stud, Plaza Accord is out of the Judpot mare Double Whammy.
The handsome chestnut was a R700 000 buy from the 2022 National Yearling Sale.
Danon Platina also looks to have a very promising daughter to his credit in the form of Japanese Rose. The latter made it back-to-back wins, and two wins from just three starts, when she won Saturday’s Gulf Racing Club Cape B Stakes (F and M) over 1400 metres.
Trained by Brett Crawford, Japanese Rose was always prominent in Saturday’s race and proved far too strongly for her rivals when romping home to score by a length and a half, with another daughter of Danon Platina, Unconquerable Lady, finishing third.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, three-year-old Japanese Rose is out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Honorine.
Her sire, and former Japanese Champion, Danon Platina could be set for a big week next weekend. The son of Deep Impact is set to be represented by three runners in Saturday’s G3 Betway Fillies Mile -White Pearl, Betula and Platina Princess.
Danon Platina also has five lots on offer at Sunday’s November Two Year Old Sale, including a filly (Lot 11) from the same family as G1 winners Byword, Proviso, Wandesta and Zambezi Sun among others.