The place One World likes to be most is in front, dictating his races. Once there, he is hard to beat, as shown again in Saturday’s CTS Mile in which he overcame a deep draw, led the field into the straight and kept rolling to land the lion’s share of the massive prize.
One World was considered below his best when finishing third to Soqrat in the Gr1 Cape Guineas and jockey Anton Marcus felt this was the best opportunity to prove it.
He said: “The most important thing to me today was to show that he is back to himself, he wasn’t at his best in the Guineas. Vaughan turned him around and a special thanks to MJ Byleveld for his work with the horse.”
Marcus, from an 11 draw, had to take One World around runners and into the lead, where his old rival Twist Of Fate soon loomed up again to pose the main danger as they ran through the 300m mark.
One World found an extra gear, shook off Twist Of Fate and stayed on gamely to win by 1.50-lengths.
“We couldn’t explain his last run,” said Marshall. “He bounced back today, he’s a bull of a horse and he doesn’t know when to give up.” He thanked his training, staff led by assistant Adele Alsop, for top team work.
One World is owned by the partnership of Ken and Jane Truter, Braam van Huyssteen and Etienne Braun. He is now six wins from seven starts with in excess of R3,1-million in the bank and has recovered his Premier Sale purchase price almost eightfold.
One World is a colt by Captain Al from Aquilonia and was bred by Klawervlei Stud.