Mthokozisi SitholeMthokozisi “Small Boy” SitholeOne thing about the Zulus is that they tell it like it is, and this fellow earned his nickname because he is what he is a “small boy”. He’s ideally equipped for the trade he’s taken to so naturally, and long before last year was asked to run for us, and the horse Mthokozisi put his finger on was a “natural” in spite of his size, telling us this one had some guts. The horse in question was Regal Runner, who paralyzed the Highveld’s best juveniles in the Stormbird Stakes in March, becoming a Graded Stakes winner within four months of his purchase, after inflicting some earlier damage when breaking his maiden in scintillating style.

kahalKahalSmall Boy’s pick this year is the Hussonet colt out of Colonial Dancer, who besides having an outstanding international pedigree, including several Australian achievers besides his American forebears, combines speed through Hussonet, with a classic American pedigree. This is a late foal, and a beautifully balanced individual who could be anything. Remember, Hussonet is the unsurpassed King of South American stallions of the past two decades, with more than 30 Grade One winners and eleven Champions.

Small Boy’s pick of the fillies is identical toThokozani’s yesterday, namely the Kahal out of Valkyrie Queen.