Gary Player Stud Farm’s resident sire Noordhoek Flyer enjoyed a good weekend. The former dual Guineas winner was represented by two more winners –which took his tally of first crop winners to ten in South Africa –and counting!
First to oblige was Ricochet Flyer, who demolished his field to break his maiden by three and a half lengths over 1200m at Greyville on Friday evening.
His win was quickly followed by that of another Noordhoek Flyer son –Schillaci, with the latter romping to victory by five lengths over the testing 2000m at Turffontein.
Another by Noordhoek Flyer, the promising 2yo filly Felicity Flyer, ran a smart race to finish fourth in Saturday’s Listed The Sun International Summer Juvenile Stakes and she looks a well above average filly in her own right.
Remarkably, Noordhoek Flyer had only four runners this weekend –and all four either won or finished in the money.
An outstanding racehorse who earned over R1.27 million, the Wilgerbosdrift bred Noordhoek Flyer scored a rare Guineas double when he won the G1 Cape Guineas and G2 KZN Guineas a few years ago.
The handsome chestnut lacks nothing for pedigree either –he is one of nearly 30 G1 winners sired by the great sire Pivotal, with the latter’s successful sire sons including red hot French based Siyouni and the good speed sire Kyllachy.
Noordhoek Flyer, who shares his damsire Kris with outstanding sires Invincible Spirit and Kodiac, is from the same family as numerous stars including European classic winners Just The Judge and Mastery, champion and successful sire Halling, Eclipse Stakes hero Mukhadram, and legendary New Zealand sire Volksraad.
He has 8 lots on sale at Val De Vie later this month:
Lot 15 – a half sister to a winner, this filly’s second dam is a full sister to G2 winner Over Bearing and a half sister to G1 winners Alpha Omega and Final Claim. Her third dam is Broodmare Of The Year Ollies Last.
Lot 56 – a half brother to 3 winners, this colt is out of a daughter of classy stakes winner Joyous Dancer and his first dams are by top class broodmare sires Elliodor and Dancing Champ respectively.
Lot 64 – out of a four time winner, this filly’s relatives include G1 Classic hero Patchouli Dancer. Interestingly, Pivotal (sire of Noordhoek Flyer) sired Irish 1000 Guineas winner Halfway To Heaven out a full sister to this filly’s damsire Grey Eminence.
Lot 65 – this filly is out of a half sister to two black type performers, with her third dam being G1 winner Fanciful –the latter going on to produce the top class racemare and producer Cover Look.
Lot 70 –a half brother to a lightly raced winner, this colt’s dam (by emerging broodmare sire Strike Smartly) is a half brother to two stakes horses and this is the family of champion The Barbican.
Lot 73 – this filly’s dam is intensely inbred to the great sire Sadler’s Wells (as are G1 winners Kamsin and Parish Hall). Out of a half sister to feature race winner Sunset Tripp, her second dam is a full sister to a stakes winner and a half to G1 winner Imperious Star. Third dam is Met winner Imperious Sue (by champion sire and broodmare sire Northern Guest).
Lot 85 – this well bred colt is out of a four time winning daughter of the flying filly Lupine Lady and is inbred to the great sire Nureyev- as is the dam of European champion Golden Horn.
Lot 86- this nicely bred filly, a half sister to 2 winners one of whom won four, is out of a half sister to Canadian G1 winner Salty You and from the family of Horse Of The Year and top speedster Moorestyle.