Moutonshoek has been enjoying a great run of success with its graduates. Among notable recent performers bred at the Piketberg farm are this season’s G3 Magnum Cape Classic winner Eighth Wonder, G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery heroine Wheredowego, top racemare Eventual Angel and Listed KZN Guineas Trial winner Exit Here.
The latter reeled off five wins in a row before finishing fifth in the inaugural CTS Million Dollar.
The stud are proud to offer a strong draft of 15 yearlings at the second running of the Val De Vie Yearling Sale, set to be held at the Val De Vie estate next Sunday afternoon.
Among the Moutonshoek draft are 11 lots sired by dual champion and millionaire Marchfield. The well performed son of dual champion sire A P Indy was Canada’s Champion 2nd Crop Sire of 2015 and looks an exciting addition to the South African stallion band.
First of the draft is lot 20, a Marchfield filly whose dam is by the champion sire and top broodmare sire Al Mufti –this makes the filly closely inbred to the great broodmare Lassie Dear. This well related filly is from the great Party Time family, which has produced such top fillies as Eligible, In The Fast Lane, Lambarina, Sally Bowles, and recent US graded winner Consumer Credit.
Second of the string to come into the ring is 23, a colt by G1 Travers Stakes runner up and promising young sire Mambo In Seattle. A full brother to the useful Mock Mambo, this colt hails from the family of recent G2 Selangor Cup hero Hard Day’s Night, as well as champions Bluffing, Circle Of Life (dam of Summer Cup second Deo Juvente) and Tecla Bluff.
Marchfield is the sire of lot 24, a chestnut colt who is a half brother to 3 winners. His dam, by champion Hawk Wing, is a half sister to a six time stakes winner in North America and this colt is closely inbred to the great sire Mr Prospector.
A half brother to a useful three time winner, lot 33 is a bay colt named Spring Man. His dam is a daughter of Fort Wood and champion Donatella, and she is also very closely related to this season’s star 3yo filly Negroamaro.
Tundra Taita, lot 35, is another by durable champion Marchfield. This well related filly is out of a three time winning daughter of West Man, and is inbred to both Mr Prospector and Secretariat. Her relatives including the outstanding G1 winning fillies On Her Toes and Savannah Queen.
Marchfield is also responsible for lot 49 –a colt out of a Jet Master half sister to G3 winner Blazing Bouquet. His second dam is a G3 winning 2yo and this is also the family of champion Night Diva, herself the dam of very promising filly Christmas Carol.
Spring Poetry is the name of Marchfield’s daughter of Lundy’s Lass, who is catalogued as lot 59. Spring Poetry’s dam is a winning half sister to a stakes winning sprinter and this is a prolific black type female line.
Lot 74 is Marchfield’s bay son named March Preview. Out of a half sister to the talented stakes winner Code Rock, his notable relatives include brilliant champion 2yo Special Preview and ill-fated dual G1 winner Military Muse, among many others. Another inbred to Mr Prospector and Triple Crown hero Secretariat.
Quayside, lot 75, is a Marchfield filly who hails from arguably the strongest female line in the South Africa. Her dam is a half sister to G1 Summer Cup winner Ingleside, and this is the tremendous Drohsky female line responsible for one of South Africa’s greatest champions –Sea Cottage, among numerous others.
Cool Blue is the name of lot 77 –a Marchfield filly whose dam (whose sire Saumarez is damsire of former Epsom Derby winner Authorized) is a half sister to G2 winner Western Walk and this filly’s other relatives include Fillies Guineas winner Pacific Blue and Victress Stakes heroine Super Elegant to name but two.
Profligate is the name of the beautifully bred Marchfield filly who comes in as lot 88. A half sister to a winner, her dam (by leading sire and outstanding broodmare sire Rahy) is a half sister to a US stakes winner and this is the same family as international champions Culture Vulture, Polish Precedent and Zilzal –to name just a few stars descended from the mighty Lady Be Good.
Double Ransom, lot 99, is a cleverly named colt –as he is intensely inbred to Roberto’s great sire son Red Ransom. The Marchfield (out of a Red Ransom mare) son is out of a Red Ransom daughter of US stakes winner Sangam and looks an exciting prospect. This colt is a direct descendant of the great mare Sister Sarah.
Moutonshoek’s resident sire Mambo In Seattle, whose first two crops have produced high class stakes winners, is the sire of 102 –a filly who is out of a winning daughter of an SA Oaks runner up. Interestingly her broodmare sire Tiger Ridge and second dam sire Sportsworld hail from the same female line as Mambo himself –making this filly closely inbred to the great mare Gay Missile among others.
Mambo is also the sire of 112 –a filly by the name of Starfield. Another inbred to Lassie Dear, she is out of a daughter of great broodmare sire Al Mufti with her third dam being a G1 placed own sister to Met hero Arctic Cove. The family of top fillies Ethereal and Renounce among others.
Former July winner and champion Bold Silvano has made the perfect start to his stud career, with his first runner winning on debut. The son of Silvano is the sire of lot 113, a bay colt by the name of Silver Chapel, whose dam is a half sister to New Zealand Horse Of The Year King’s Chapel. This is the family of July Cup winner Parsimony and champion sire Mummy’s Pet among others.