Feature race glory for Go Deputy

Lammerskraal’s red hot sire Go Deputy has been enjoying a superb run of form with his runners faring well all around South Africa.
Deputy Minister’s G1 winning son had yet another smart black type winner at Durbanville on Saturday when Arezzo picked up the Listed Settlers Trophy.

Go Deputy's sire Deputy Minister

Go Deputy’s sire Deputy Minister


It was a first feature win for the Lammerskraal Stud bred Arezzo, who was a R200 000 buy from the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1).

The highly consistent colt has won or placed in 11 of 12 outings and the Justin Snaith trained Arezzo is likely to go for the Listed Woolavington Handicap next. Still maturing, the best looks yet to come from Arezzo, who is a full brother to the talented Alula Borealis, a stakes placed winner of five.

The pair’s G1 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap winning sire enjoyed a stream of high class performers last season, including the feature race winning fillies Deputy Ryder (Listed Queen Palm Stakes) and Flying Ice (Listed Devon Air Stakes), as well as the highly exciting colt Abashiri, who finished a close third in the G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes and who looks a classic prospect in the making.

Go Deputy's relative Fappiano

Go Deputy’s relative Fappiano


Go Deputy has also got a tremendous strike rate with his current crop of 3yos. To date, eight of his 14 sophomores have won or finished in the money, with both Flying Ice and Abashiri looking like potential G1 stars.

17 of 27 runners in Go Deputy’s first crop have won, with his initial runners including the outstanding filly Adobe Pink, as well as graded winning males Changingoftheguard and Pessoa.

His sire Deputy Minister was a dual champion sire in North America (1997, 1998) and has since become an outstanding sire of sires through the likes of Awesome Again, Dehere, Salt Lake and Silver Deputy, to name but a few. Awesome Again himself has produced a top class sire son in the form of Horse Of The Year Ghostzapper, who was recently represented by his 50th individual stakes winner. Deputy Minister is also an outstanding broodmare sire, who features as the dam sire of dual Horse Of The Year and leading sire Curlin. The latter’s son Keen Ice recently downed American Pharoah in the G1 Travers Stakes.

From a tremendous female line, Go Deputy’s immediate relatives include one of the most influential stallions ever to stand in North America –Fappiano. The latter, who shares his third dam Cequillo with Go Deputy, features in the pedigree of such outstanding performers as 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, as well as outstanding US sires Bernardini, Tapit and War Front, to name but a few.

The Fappiano male line has produced such major stallions as Unbridled, Unbridled’s Song, Quiet American, Empire Maker and Midnight Lute, to name but a few, and his influence continues to be felt throughout the world.

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