Marchfield family on fire

Relatives of Moutonshoek’s resident sire Marchfield have been making waves globally of late, with members of this distinguished family faring well in fields as far apart as France and Japan.

While another from this esteemed family also made waves at the recent JRHA Select Sale in Hokkaido, Japan.

Catalogued as lot 19, a Deep Impact yearling colt out of former NZ 1000 Guineas winner King’s Rose was knocked down for 195 million yen (or AUS $2.1 million).

King’s Rose (by Redoute’s Choice) was an outstanding racemare and former champion 3-year-old filly in New Zealand. A six time Group winner, King’s Rose won or placed in no fewer than five G1 races.

Her fourth dam is the blue hen Aladancer, also the ancestress of dual Canadian champion Marchfield.
Another smart representative of this family is the talented French filly Candarliya, who made it three wins on the trot when landing the Listed Prix de Thiberville at Longchamp on Tuesday.

A daughter of Dalakhani, the Aga Khan bred and owned Candarliya, whose fifth dam is Aladancer, looks a filly of group race potential and she could well be the latest star to emerge from this female line.

Marchfield, whose small first Northern Hemisphere crop include classic contenders Bear At Last and Easy Indygo, was represented by his first South African foals this season.

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