|CLASSY CAPE DRAFTS FROM SOUTHFORD,WICKLOW, THE ALCHEMY|
|15 March 2017|
|Three other leading farms represented at this year’s Cape Yearling Sale, set to take place at the Mistico Equestrian Centre tomorrow, are the Southford Stud, Wicklow Stud and The Alchemy.
David Southey’s Southford Stud is one of Bloodstock South Africa’s most longstanding supporters and he will once again offer a high quality draft at Thursday’s sale. Southford Stud will offer four yearlings, with their lots being sired by such as What A Winter, Lateral, Main Aim and the late Noordhoek Flyer.
Leading first crop sire What A Winter is sire of lot 51- a half-brother to a six time winner, whose dam is a daughter of champion sire Jallad and six time stakes winner Beat The Breeze.
Former leading first crop sire, and champion 2yo, Lateral has a lovely filly on the form of lot 105 –a half-sister to that durable six time winner Captain’s Diva, while Oasis Dream’s July Cup runner Main Aim is responsible for lot 87 –a half sister to multiple classic winner Happy Times from the family of champions Mazarin, National Emblem and Roland’s Song.
Last in the Southford draft is lot 120, a daughter of Pivotal’s dual Guineas winning son Noordhoek Flyer. Like 87, she is from the great Sister Sublime family, and this filly’s first two dams, both stakes performers, won 13 races between them!
One of the Cape’s most successful breeders (responsible for the likes of Horse Of The Flobayou and Triple Crown winner Louis The King among others), The Alchemy will be represented by six yearlings at the 2017 Cape Yearling Sale.
Among their draft two yearlings by The Alchemy’s exciting young Storm Cat sire, Where’s That Tiger. While this is his first local crop, Where’s That Tiger has already been represented by a number of (born in Australia) high class stakes winners, from a small sample of runners. His daughter (lot 36) is a half-sister to 4 winners, from the same family than none other than champion filly Crimplene, whose wins included the classic Irish 1000 Guineas.
Where’s That Tiger, closely related to US classic winners Fusaichi Pegasus and Pine Bluff, is also sire of lot 73 – a half-brother to recent 2yo winner Tribal Force from the same family as globetrotting G3 winner Nocturnal Affair.
Other lots of interest in The Alchemy draft include the sales’ only filly by A P Indy’s G1 son Just As Well (Lot 5), a colt by hot young sire Elusive Fort, whose dam is a granddaughter of Arc winner Three Troikas (Lot 88), a colt from the first crop of Dynasty’s triple G1 winning son Jackson (Lot 115), and a filly by triple Equus Champion, and leading first crop sire, What A Winter, from the family of Equus Champion and popular young sire Vercingetorix –among many others (Lot 126).
Rennie Price’s Wicklow Stud, breeders of high class Dubai G2 winner Forries Waltz, has a small but select draft of three at the sale.
First of the Wicklow draft is a colt by A P Indy’s dual champion son Marchfield out of a four time winning daughter of champion sire and broodmare sire Northern Guest (lot 45). Next into the ring is lot 76 a filly by G1 Travers Stakes runner up Mambo In Seattle (sire of dual G1 winning filly Same Jurisdiction) from the family of champion Senor Santa and Guineas winner Flight Alert.
The draft is completed by lot 102, a colt by July winning champion Bold Silvano (sire of this season’s top class 2yo Bold Respect) whose five time winning dam is by emerging broodmare sire Windrush.