Weekend foursome for Sail
Ascot Stud’s high-class young stallion Sail From Seattle has been in stunning form of the past weeks.
Sail From Seattle had four more winners over the past weekend, with his winners including a Listed winner and two eye catching winners at Clairwood Park.
When Dancing Natasha broke her maiden in the first race (a maiden juvenile plate) at Fairview on Friday, she became Sail From Seattle’s 12th 2yo winner this season.
In turn, when Seattle Joe won Friday’s feature race, the Listed Dahlia Plate, he became the first stakes winner produced in Sail From Seattle’s second crop of runners (now 2). Seattle Joe, who was bred by the Ambiance Stud, has now won two of his four outings, and was rated good enough to take his chance in the prestigious Summer Juvenile Stakes on J&B Met day.
Seattle Joe is one of three stakes horses already produced in Sail From Seattle’s second crop of runners. Remarkably, to date this crop has produced 16 runners who have either won or finished in the money.
Sail From Seattle’s other two weekend winners came in the form of Reigning Wind, who was victorious in the third race at Clairwood Park on Sunday, and Gulf Storm. The latter is a really nice type, and took his score to four with a gutsy victory over 1200m on Sunday.
A stakes winning son of Gone West, and from the same family as dual Champion Sire Smart Strike, Sail From Seattle has made an exceptional start to his stud career.
His first crop has already produced a Grade One winner in Elusive Gold (Grand Parade Cape Guineas), an East Cape champion (Seattle Storm), and a highly talented Grade One performer (Tommy Gun). Other smart sorts produced in Sail From Seattle’s first crop includes the talented Sail South (winner of three in a row), the unbeaten My Nephew Eric, and the stakes placed pair of Navistar and Sahvara (the first horse to win on Polytrack in South Africa).
Sail From Seattle was also popular at the recent Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, where one of only two yearlings on sale by the sire (a colt out of Kimberland) was sold for R700 000.