14 August 2017

The Parkers’ Ascot Stud is annually one of the leading vendors at the National Two Year Old Sale.

The Eastern Cape based farm, whose previous Two Year Old Sale graduates include G1 SA Nursery winner Arabian Beat, champion fillies Rock Opera and Warning Zone, and brilliant broodmare Royal Drummer (dam of G1 winner Gulf Storm), will once again be handsomely represented at the 2017 National Two Year Old Sale in Germiston this week.

Ascot Stud, home to promising sires Bold Silvano and Global View, are set to offer 18 (two as agent) lots at the Two Year Old Sale, with their draft including two-year-olds by such stallions as Bold Silvano, Gimmethegreenlight, Jackson, Master Of My Fate, Sail From Seattle and leading first crop sire What A Winter.

The latter, recently named the Cape’s Outstanding New Stallion, is the sire of a filly whose three time winning dam is herself out of a nine time stakes winner (Lot 349).

Resident sire, and homebred July winning champion, Bold Silvano has 10 lots in this draft, including a half-brother to Cape champion sprinter, and dual G2 Merchants winner Search Party (Lot 111). Other exciting lots by the son of Silvano include a colt out of five time stakes winner Splendid Red (Lot 182), a half-sister to stakes performers Lightning Lecture and exported Welsh Emperor (as well as to the dam of last season’s dual G1 winner Edict Of Nantes) (Lot 228), a colt out of G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship second Fairy Queen (Lot 375), and a filly from the family of champions Jay Peg and Kochka (Lot 454).

Ascot’s late sire Sail From Seattle enjoyed a superb season in 2016-2017, with this much missed sire’s representatives including G1 World Sports Betting Champions Cup winner Sail South. He has 3 lots here –a colt out of four time stakes winner Scented Ash (Lot 151), a colt whose dam is a ¾ sister to Cape Derby winner Top Seller (Lot 248), and a full-sister to the stakes filly Artic Sails (Lot 279).

Leading second crop sire Gimmethegreenlight is the sire of a filly from the same family as Sadler’s Wells and Nureyev (Lot 331), while his stable mate Master Of My Fate is represented in the Ascot draft by a colt whose dam is a half-sister to 2 SA Oaks winners (Lot 148).

Dynasty’s triple G1 winning son Jackson (whose first yearlings made up to R2 000 000) has two in the draft including a half-brother to G3 filly Star Profile (Lot 230) and a colt (intriguingly inbred to the great mare No Class) whose dam is a half-sister to 3 US stakes horses (Lot 400).