Varsfontein Stud’s hugely successful young sire Judpot was once again in the headlines this past weekend.
This time, it was Judpot’s 2yo daughter Maleficent who propelled her red hot sire into the news –with that Shirluck Stud bred filly lifting the Listed Devon Air Stakes bought to you by Rising Sun Printers, with another Judpot filly, Final Judgement, back in third place.
Maleficent, who races for owner Chris Gerber, has now won two of just three starts, and had romped to victory last time out when breaking her maiden by over five and a half lengths.
She is a full sister to this season’s top class 3yo Rocketball, who finished a close second to Triple Crown winner Abashiri in the G1 SA Derby.
Maleficent, a R160 000 buy from last year’s Val De Vie Yearling Sale, and Rocketball aside, Judpot is also the sire of this season’s 3yo filly sensation Juxtapose, winner of both the G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic and G2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks.
An A P Indy half brother to classic winners East Of The Moon and Kingmambo, Judpot also hails from the same family as Ibn Malik –a leading contender for Wednesday’s G3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot, as well as recent G1 Investec Oaks runner up Architecture.
Judpot has 11 yearlings on offer at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale at the end of this month and they include:
Lot 122 –inbred to the great racehorse Secretariat, this filly is out of the G1 placed stakes winner Lady Perez. The family of G1 winner Rifle and 15 time stakes winner Brigadier Parker, among others
Lot 138 – bred on the same cross as G1 winner Forest Indigo, this filly is out of a three parts sister to classic placed Broodmare of the Year Akinfeet (dam of Equus Champion and sire Capetown Noir). Her third dam, by champion sire and broodmare sire Northern Guest) is Fillies Guineas winner Dance Every Dance
Lot 141 –this colt is out of a half sister to 4 winners and his second dam is an own sister to G1 Met winner Zebra Crossing and half sister to G1 winner African Lion and champion Circle Of Life (the latter the dam of G1 Summer Cup runner up Deo Juvente)
Lot 148 – this well bred filly (bred on the famed A P Indy/Storm Cat cross) is out of a daughter of the high class stakes winner Miss Unimac, whose six winners include a stakes performer and the very useful filly Varlet. This is the great Felucca family –responsible for such outstanding performers as Epsom Oaks winners Bireme and Talent, top class filly Ark Royal and St Leger hero Cut Above
Lot 183 – this colt is out of G3 Champagne Stakes winner Purple Orchid, and this is the same family as former successful South African sire and broodmare sire Russian Fox
Lot 209 – a half brother to a 2yo winner, this colt is out of a stakes placed daughter of successful broodmare sire Rich Man’s Gold and G1 Cape Fillies Guineas runner up Silky Dancer. Bred on the world famous A P Indy/Mr Prospector cross
Lot 210 – out of a stakes placed winner of five, this well bred colt is from the same family as champions London News, Kings Gambit and Promisefrommyheart as well as Breeders’ Cup winner and promising sire Pluck