Trainers feedback on first year sires
The list of stallions with their first 2yos this season is a long and deep one. First crop sires in 2013-2014 vary in pedigrees and race record, and there is a deep pool of genetic talent on view this season.
The likes of Elusive Fort, Ideal World, King’s Apostle, Lateral, Mambo In Seattle, Oracy and Seventh Rock are just a few of the Cape based stallions set to have their first runners this season.
Here are a few trainers comments about offspring of these exciting young stallions.
Vaughan Marshall: I have a number of Seventh Rock’s and am extremely pleased with them. They are well balanced, and have a good action. Oracy – the couple that I do have are showing good speed and are likely to run early January. I have two King’s Apostle’s, my two look like they will be early runners.
Glen Kotzen: We have an Oracy filly from Princess Victoria’s family- she came in very small and insignificant and has grown into a gorgeous filly moves well, they all move well from what we have seen so far. Oracy stamps his progeny well which I like, this filly won’t be ready for the first baby races.
We have a Mambo In Seattle filly off the RTR Sale in Jo’burg (have tried to buy a few I like them so much) very strong legged filly high quality, won’t run in first baby races.
We have two Elusive Forts (a colt and a filly) – both move beautifully, the colt is a first foal and looks just like Dad. He is still growing and we are taking our time with him. The filly is from a speed female line, and she stands over ground. Neither are precocious, but they are so nice I bought a share in the stallion.
Unfortunately I don’t have any Ideal Worlds, but I wish I did! The ones I have seen are very smart indeed.
Eric Sands: I have a Seventh Rock November born filly, who is still on the farm. She has done very well, but is still growing hence the extra time. I must add, though, I bid on a few Seventh Rocks at the sale, but couldn’t afford them!
I have a Mambo In Seattle first foal of a five time winning National Assembly mare. She is small, but athletic, and has a great action. Highlands and Wicklow Stud both had nice colts at the National Sale.
I am preparing a King’s Apostle colt, for Highlands, for the Cape Ready To Run Sale. He is a very smart looking colt, with tremendous depth. If he is anything to go by, the King’s Apostles will be sought after.
Mark Bass: Our Seventh Rocks look to be very nice. We have two very smart ones – they all have pace and move well. Seventh Rocks are similar types, and all look as if they should run. He looks to be a cut above as a first season sire.
We have two Mambo in Seattles, that seem quite nice, not sure how they will turn out at this stage.
Jonathan Snaith: We are have two King’s Apostles, who are showing good early speed. Very happy at this point, they look to be precocious.
Freshman sires with offspring on offer at the Cape Ready To Run Sale this Friday include Elusive Fort (2), Fort Beluga (2), King’s Apostle (5), Lateral (2), Mambo In Seattle (9), Oracy (1), Scarlet Letter (2) and Seventh Rock (8).