First crop sires show promise
The current crop of first season sires include a number of really promising looking stallions. Two of these are Varsfontein’s Judpot and Klawervlei’s Rebel King – both of whom enjoyed more success over the weekend.
Judpot’s Forest Indigo made a winning debut at Turffontein on Gauteng Guineas day, getting the better of a field of smart looking juveniles.
He is the latest impressive debutante for his sire, also responsible for the facile first out winners Juddering Angel and Lady Morgana.
An A P Indy half-brother to Kingmambo, Judpot has made a cracking start to his stud career. His three individual winners come from just a handful of runners, and Judpot has some extremely well bred juveniles still waiting in the wings.
Judpot has 14 yearlings on offer at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2), including a half-sister to the stakes winner Lord Duke, and a half-sister to the smart performer King Fernando. He has an impressive draft for the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, including a half-sister to G1 winner Master Plan, a half-brother to recent Guineas runner up and G1 winner War Horse and a colt out of Gr1 winner Silver Arc.
Judpot stands at Varsfontein for a service fee of R20,000.
Former champion sprinter Rebel King has made a smart start to his stud career with the facile debut winner Moulin Royale and the stakes filly Letas Bonnet.
The handsome chestnut had another eye catching debut winner when Stylish Virginia won well on debut.
Off a low stud fee of just R10,000, Rebel King, a son of the recently deceased National Emblem, has already proven popular in the sales ring, with his stock fetching up to R300,000.
The champion is well represented at both the Cape Premier Yearling Sale (book 2) and Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, where his stock includes a half-brother to G1 SA Derby hero Royal Bencher.
He stands at Klawervlei for a stud fee of R10,000.