Image reflects glory on Var filly
Reflective Image, who captured Saturday’s Gr2 Sceptre Stakes, has long been regarded as a high-class performer. The daughter of Tamburlaine had, prior to Saturday’s R400 000 contest, previously had won or placed in four feature races, and, with Saturday’s Sceptre Stakes win, Reflective Image has now won or placed in 14 of her 17 outings to date, and has now earned over R500 000 in prize money.
A mare with a wicked turn of foot, Reflective Image, saves her best for last in a race, but, on her day, is a formidable performer with the talent to trouble the very best around.
Trained by Brett Crawford, Reflective Image has now won five and the daughter of Tamburlaine may go next for the Gr1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes, on J&B Met day.
Reflective Image is out of the highly successful broodmare Velvet’s Image (by Goldkeeper). Velvet’s Image, herself a four time winner on the racetrack, was runner up in the Listed Magnolia Handicap of 2004, where she defeated such notable fillies as Real Red, Far De Vie (SA Fillies Sprint), and Legally Blonde (Champion 2YO Filly).
Retired to stud, Velvet’s Image has already produced two high-class individuals – the 5yo mare Reflective Image, and talented 3yo gelding Gold Prospector (by Horse Chestnut). The latter has won three of his four outings to date, in the style of a horse going places.
Golden Touch Thoroughbred Services are proud to offer a half-sister to Reflective Image and Gold Prospector, by leading sire Var, on the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. This attractive, well made filly goes by the name of Miss Varlocity.
Miss Varlocity, catalogued as lot 13 on the first day of the sale, is bound to have her share of admirers, if her conformation and pedigree are anything to go by.
Her sire, Var, is an exceptional sire – who has sired such outstanding fillies as Val De Ra, Via Africa, Schiffer, Valdivia and Princess Of Light. Var’s first five full crops of racing age (current 2yos excluded) have produced an impressive 13 Grade One performers (at a range of distances) – highlighted by the now Dubai based, dual Horse Of The Year, Variety Club.
Miss Varlocity is a filly all serious buyers must take note off – and she could add further glory to her rich pedigree. Not only is the filly by a top sire out of a highly successful broodmare, but Miss Varlocity is inbred to both the great matron Crimson Saint (second dam of Storm Cat (Var’s grandsire) and third dam of Goldkeeper himself) and 1973 Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.
Secretariat inbreeding has produced numerous stars as champions – including champion sprinter, and world leading sire, Speightstown.