First Win For Al Kateece and Sister Frosty Friday Follows Up
A magnificent son of Captain Al out of a half-sister to Kahal, Katici Princess by Noverre, Al Kateece added his first win from four starts on Monday at Flamingo Park whilst his Western Winter half-sister, Frosty Friday, got her second win yesterday at the Vaal over 1700m.
After having his first run at Scottsville, Al Kateece (pictured right as a yearling) developed a foot problem and it looked as though the colt would never race again.
He returned to the farm and had some time off to recuperate, and since relocating to Cliffie Miller at Flamingo Park, the colt has placed and won three times from his last three starts.
He had a great race to win going away by three lengths, from San Salvador and King Of Cloth, ridden by Jarryd Penny from a fourth draw.
The mare has produced two runners and two winners to date; the other being an exciting Western Winter filly named Frosty Friday. Frosty Friday has been retained by Roski Stud for stud purposes after her dam passed away earlier this year.
Frosty Friday is in training with Gavin Van Zyl, and not only won by a length but a phenomenal weight carrying feat of 60kgs (the heaviest of the field) - 6kgs more than the second horse who finished a length off her. Frosty Friday has now won and placed from all four of her starts.
A big chestnut mare, Irish-bred Katici Princess was purchased and imported by Roski Stud to South Africa. She was sent into training with Glen Kotzen where she won five of her nine starts, including the Gr3 Champagne Stakes and Olympic Duel Stakes.
This is the damline of locally-bred 7-time winner Showmetheway, whose second dam Doomna is a full-sister to Kahal.
The second dam of Katici Princess, Just You Wait, also produced a great stallion with Reprimand, the sire of Fard who has gone on to become the Broodmare sire of Captain Of All.
Katici Princess, a Noverre half-sister to Kahal. Image: Roski Stud.