One of the success stories of this season has been the emergence of apprentice Luke Ferraris as an exciting jockey prospect, something that has understandably delighted his grandfather, veteran trainer Ormond Ferraris. The 16-year-old started off his career with a double at the Vaal last April and this came at a time when his father, Hong Kong-based David Ferraris, was attending the National Yearling Sales in Germiston. Since that memorable day, the youngest member of the Ferraris dynasty has quickly grabbed the attention of trainers and he’s in ninth place in the national jockeys log, with 53 winners this term. At Turffontein on Wednesday — an extra meeting arranged due to last week’s abandonments — young Ferraris will be hoping to bring his grandfather’s runner, Captain Of Tortuga, home first in the sixth race, the R135,000 Egoli Mile. A son of Captain Al out of the talented race mare Ebony Flyer, Captain Of Tortuga is bred in the purple and boasts consistent form with a win and s...

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