8 March 2017
Some top class young prospects will be represented by their first crop of South African yearlings at next week’s Cape Yearling Sale.

The Mistico Equestrian Centre will see the first local crops of such as Duke Of Marmalade, Jackson, Master Of My Fate, Noble Tune, Pomodoro, Potala Palace and Where’s That Tiger.

Cartier Champion and five time G1 winner Duke Of Marmalade, a half-brother to former Derby winner Ruler Of The World, is a proven sire overseas, whose offspring have earned more than $24 000 000.

The sire of such major classic winners as Simple Verse, Star Of Seville and Nutan has a single lot on offer at the Cape Sale -a half-sister to 5 winners, this filly (bred on similar terms to champion Simple Verse) is out of a three time winning daughter of champion sire Fort Wood from the family of star overseas fillies Dark Mirage and Indian Skimmer.

Dynasty’s triple G1 winning son Jackson was a superb performer, whose superb female line also includes the outstanding sire Smart Strike, as well as Sail From Seattle, currently SA’s leading sire of 2yos.
Jackson, himself a half or full brother to 2 graded winners, has four first crop yearlings on offer, including a colt out of a winning own sister to ill-fated Singapore Cup winner Lizard’s Desire, a colt from the family of Equus Champions Jay Peg and Kochka, a half-brother 10 winners –one of whom won eight, and a colt from the family of outstanding US 2yo Mrs Warren.

Multiple G2 winner Master Of My Fate is a son of two champions –in the form of seven times champion sire Jet Master and Equus Champion Promisefrommyheart. From the family of popular Australian sire and Breeders’ Cup winner Pluck, his first crop has been the subject of glowing reports from breeders everywhere. He has six lots at the Cape Sale, including a colt out of a half-sister to international G1 winning siblings Irridescence and Perfect Promise, a colt out of a half-sister to graded winners Heat Of The Night and Naughty Prince, a filly from the family of champions Ajdal, Arazi and Noverre, and a colt whose dam is a half-sister to 3 graded winners, including US G1 winner Gypsy’s Warning.

Former multiple graded winner, and Breeders’ Cup runner up, Noble Tune shares his sire, Unbridled’s Song, with the world’s top rated runner at the moment –Arrogate. A half-brother to US champion Honor Code, Noble Tune has just one first crop member (his first ever to sell anywhere!) at the 2017 Cape Sale. This is a colt whose dam is a half-sister to ill-fated Oaks winner Goat.

Seven times champion sire Jet Master is sire of versatile July winner Pomodoro, who won from 1160-2450m. Out of Guineas winner and Broodmare Of The Year Golden Apple, the July winner has two from his first crop here –a filly from the same family as G1 Cape Guineas winning sire Ashtontown, and a filly (whose 3 winning siblings won 14 between them) from the family of champions Kochka and Jay Peg.

Former G1 winning 2yo Potala Palace shares his sire Singspiel with the great racehorse Solow and more than 90 other stakes winners. The impeccably bred Potala Palace (he is from the same family as his own ancestor Sadler’s Wells as well as sire legends Fairy King and Nureyev) has a filly and colt on offer here. His daughter, a half-sister to 2 winners, is from the immediate family as last season’s Equus Champion Marinaresco, while his colt (from the great Enchanting family) is out of a mare by Spectrum –sire of Potala’s classic winning relative Golan.

Storm Cat’s son Where’s That Tiger has a superb strike rate in South Africa. From just a handful of runners, the blue blooded chestnut has been represented by graded winners Tiger’s Touch and Supertube, G1 performer Samurai Blade, ill-fated stakes winner Tiger Quest and impressive debut winner Flemington. The horse has 2 lots here –a half-sister to 4 winners, from the family of European champion filly Crimplene, and a half-brother to Listed Storm Bird Stakes runner Tribal Force.