JUAN Carlos posted his first win at Kenilworth, Cape Town on Wednesday, taking a Maiden Plate over 1600m for
Adam Marcus Racing, owner Mario Ferreira and Craig Zackey, who rode a good race.
Juan Carlos has a stallion’s pedigree. He is by a world champion from the mare Queen Of Spain, who is a half-sister to the three-times Group 1-winning champion Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) and to Group 3 winner Genuine Devotion (Rock Of Gibraltar).
It is far too early to predict anything for Juan Carlos, he won narrowly, but Marcus’ September 2020 prediction that, “He is a lovely individual who will get better and better as he matures”, seems to be spot-on, as this is exactly what the colt has done in each of three starts to date.
One to keep an eye on!