Highlands Farm’s exciting young sire Potala Palace looks to have a very promising half brother to his credit.
The Eric Sands trained Streak Of Silver made it two wins from his last four outings, and his second win in just five starts, when he landed the spoils in a handicap over 1400m at Kenilworth on Tuesday.
Rated by connections as a very nice, the promising 3yo son of Silvano looks destined for bigger and better things.
The Highlands Farm bred Potala Palace and Streak Of Silver are both out of the talented Alzao mare Alignment, who was narrowly beaten in the G3 Prestige Stakes.
The talented half brothers are from one of the greatest families in the stud book, and trace back to the magnificent founder mare Simon’s Shoes.
Numerous classic winners trace back to this mighty matron including Irish 2000 Guineas winner and legendary sire Sadler’s Wells, Golan, North Light, Windsor Slipper and Godiva.
Other notable performers in this family include champion Thatch (sire of former top SA sire Golden Thatch) and the outstanding stallions Fairy King and Nureyev.
This is also the family of ill-fated sire sensation Northern Meteor and the hugely promising young sire Smart Missile, who is currently one of the leading first crop sires in Australia.
G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Potala Palace (a son of Sadler’s Wells’ great champion grandson Singspiel) will be represented by some eye catching yearlings in 2017 –when, no doubt, this family’s influence will have grown further still.
The handsome Potala Palace had a 2015 stud fee of R10 000.