The little Allan speedball wins a competitive Kenilworth handicap

TITUS ALONE, a son of Titus Livius, and a triple winner at 2 including the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot finally opened his account in South Africa this afternoon.

With headgear off and a good ride from Sean Veale, the little chestnut came from off the pace in a 1200 metre sprint to get up to win by a neck in the colours of David Allan, sent out by Vaughan Marshall.

Seeming to have acclimatised straight after arrival in the Cape, Titus suffered from one bug after another to which he was not immune during an abortive Durban season last year. Taking time to return to gleaming health, and operating within a yard beset by another virus, the gelding has put in a set of consistent runs, placing several times in being only narrowly pipped at the post. Coincidentally, the Vaughan Marshall yard has shaken off the virus that afflicted all Milnerton trainers and is back in tip top form. So is TITUS ALONE, now a winner in South Africa as well.