PURPLE OPERATOR is a Captain Of All colt out of the Dynasty mare House Of Lorraine. Purchased at the 2020 Klawervlei Farm Sale, he was bred by Hemel ‘n Aarde Stud.
Name: Purple Operator
Named By: Hollywoodbets Operations Team
Sex: Bay Gelding
Sire: Captain Of All
Mare: House Of Lorraine
Breeder: Hemel ‘n Aarde
Trainer: Duncan Howells
Purchased: 2020 Klawervlei Farm Sale
Pedigree: View here
The Dam, House Of Lorraine, is inbred to Saddlers Wells and that seems to be a contributing factor to the success of this colts full sister Springs Of Carmel who is a multiple black-type earner already. He is an early type and should feature in a few of the first baby races towards the end of 2020.
UPDATES – Purple Operator
April 28th, 2022
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Good run. Muzi Yeni said that if he was drawn better, he would have finished much closer.
March 30th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He pulled too hard in the early part of the race and he would have been better off striding along in front.
February 16th, 2022
275 – PURPLE OPERATOR showed good guts to get the better of One Shot Wonder in the lucky last at Hollywoodbets Greyville. This is his first career victory and this will boost his confidence. He was given a perfect ride by Diego De Gouveia and is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Duncan Howells.
February 7th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Jockey Diego De Gouveia said we should try a pair of blinkers on him as he didn’t want to go past the horse in front and felt he had more in the tank to go by.
January 12th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Got into a good position from a poor draw, but was interfered with badly at the top of the straight by Khuluma Nathi. He would have finished much closer if not interfered with.
December 19th, 2021
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Muzi Yeni said he would have been better off letting him stride along in front as he is one paced.
November 28th, 2021
Raced over 1700m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Jockey Craig Zackey said that he was over racing in the early part of the race and feels he will be better coming back in distance. He moved up like he was going to have a winning chance, but did not go through with his run.
November 7th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Muzi Yeni post-race comment: He is at his best over further.
October 17th, 2021
He was having his first run after the gelding over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He stayed on nicely to finish fourth and will be at his best over 1400m. He will come on from this outing and there is more to come from the son of Captain Of All. See the replay here.
August 27th, 2021
He raced over 1700m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville today. He was a tad disappointing as he did not go on with his effort in the home straight. The son of Captain Of All will now be gelded, which should do him the world of good. See the replay here.
August 21st, 2021
He took his place in a 1400m event at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this afternoon. He moved up well and stayed on nicely to finish third. The son of Captain Of All is showing signs of needing further, but it should not be long before he finds himself in the winner’s enclosure.
July 21st, 2021
He tried the 1400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. He showed good improvement to finish fifth. He looks to be a progressive type and should have more to come in his next start. See the replay here.
June 16th, 2021
He had his second outing over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. He showed improvement to finish just over six lengths behind the winner. He is looking for further and there should be plenty more to come from him in his next start. See the replay here.
May 9th, 2021
He made his debut at Hollywoodbets Scottsville this afternoon. He was green in running and will gain from the experience. He will be better suited to further and there should be plenty of improvement to come in his next start.
October 29th, 2020
This son of Captain Of All has progressed well since being purchased off the Klawervlei Farm Sale back in June this year. A full brother to the black-type winning Springs Of Carmel, he should debut relatively early. Here he is having his first bit of easy pace work, on the far side.
October 20th, 2020
This colt has always shown signs that he will be an early type and he is certainly taking every challenge in his stride. The spring season has allowed him to flourish and if all goes to plan he should go into one of the first two-year old races in December or early January 2021.
September 9th, 2020
He has a name! Named by our Hollywoodbets Operations team, he is now officially called Purple Operator.
September 4th, 2020
He has almost completed his spelling stint and will be on his way to join up with the Duncan Howells stable in the next two weeks.