(Photo : Summerhill Stud)
EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE
8 NOVEMBER 2009
You might think, having read these comments, that we’ve been more than generous in our descriptions. However, we need to remember that these horses have been through a fairly vigorous selection process already, and they are many others on the farm that’ve fallen by the wayside on the way. What we have left, are, with few exceptions what we believe to be worthy of their place in the sale.
Hukbah (Time) (f) Oasis Dream x Qusoor – 12/08/07
The hottest sire in Europe right now is Oasis Dream, no doubt about it with three individual Group One winners, Naaqoos, Aklaam, and Arcano. He stands for a stud fee of £50 000 (+- R700 000) and this is his daughter from one of Sheikh Hamdans best families. This filly’s damsire, Fasliyev, was an unbeaten juvenile winner of five races, including two Group Ones.
Like her sire, this is not a big filly but she’s an excellent mover, and won’t be long coming to hand.
Bint Owee (Tough Cookie) (f) Malhub x Hello Gorgeous – 07/11/07
We’ve been saying for a month “Malhub’s heard the music, and he’s just started marching”. He’s piling up the winners at the moment, and just this last weekend, his daughters Onehundredacrewoodand Ashjaan, both earned cheques in the Goldfields Sprint (Listed). This is a solidly made filly, with a lovely easy action. Her brother, Absolute Prufe, runs Thursday, and could go all the way. Granddam has bred eight winners from eight runners.
Desire (f) Muhtafal x Modern Love – 20/10/07
There’s not much left to be said about Muhtafal, other than that he’s as solid as a rock among the top half dozen sires in the country, and to our way of thinking, given that he’s not had the best of opportunities, he’s probably as reliable as any stallion in the land when it comes to the production of Black type runners. You may say this page is a touch light but never count Fenn Tarbitt out. Besides, if you get down the page a bit, you see the filly Pagoda. She was the first I ever owned, and is the reason we’re sitting here today.
This is a bigger Muhtafal filly than most (she reminds us of a previous stand-out graduate of the sale, Outcome, in make and shape), she’s sensible, and she’ll give a very good account of herself.
Kasassi (f) Kahal x Princess Sassi – 02/10/07
Kahal has already shown a very strong propensity for Northern Dancer-line mares, and we need only look to the achievements of Bold Ellinore, Emperor Napoleon, Bhekinkhosi, Evening Attire, Galant Gagnant and Art Of War for confirmation of that. This one goes a step further, as she’s the first foal of a Golden Slipper winner, and that race carries Grade One status today. The rest of the pedigree tells the story.
This is a leggy, athletic filly, quite late in type, but a very good mover; she’s sensible, and while, like Havasha and Imbongi, she won’t “scorch” the track, she’ll nonetheless go home with plenty of admirers.
Ezzah (pride) (f) Malhub x Modraj – 03/11/07
Could there be a hotter pedigree in the whole book, given that Galileo is currently the best stallion in the world, and Sea The Stars is without any doubt, the best racehorse in the world. We can’t imagine anything more desirable in a filly.
This is a smartly made, racy individual; she’s sensible and brings a decent, easy action to the table. Property of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. It’s your ticket to Debretts, the book that salutes the royalty.
Kiriya (f) Malhub x Surfer’s Eye – 09/11/07
If any stallion is going to unseat Northern Guest after eight consecutive years as the Champion Broodmare Sire of South Africa, it will be Elliodor, and here is proof of the pudding. On the bald face of it, there wasn’t much to recommend the dam, yet she’s already produced a very smart runner in Saltwater Girl, and a glance at the rest of the page tells us this is not only a family of elite international horses, but in the likes of Smart Banker, Arabian Lass and Prairie Breeze, we already have three Grade One winners in South Africa.
One look at Malhub (remember, he was the best sprinter in Europe in his year) and you’ll get an idea of the individual here, and like Saltwater Girl, we expect her to bring more glory to the family. She’s sensible, and she’ll please people in the way she goes.
First Sovereign (f) Modern Day x Imperial Power – 11/08/07
A lengthy, racy filly, quite typical of Modern Day, who is one of the most reliable winner-getters in the land. There’s a bit of class lower down in the pedigree as well.
Tamara’s Way (f) Way West x Obrigado – 09/11/07
Way West was one of the most explosive juveniles in Australia of his generation. Besides, he’s a son of the one of the most prolific stallions in history, and his credentials are impeccable. As a general comment, you’re going to enjoy the “first “Way Wests”. They’re intelligent, quick learners, light on their feet, and they can shift. This one is no exception, and she comes from an old tried and tested Summerhill family. Coastal Waltz incidentally, is one of five Summerhill-bred Horses of the Year in the Eastern Cape in the past seven seasons.
Izzy Stevens (f) Malhub x Perfect Lady – 10/09/07
Not a big filly, she’s very reminiscent of Muhtafal, as opposed to her own sire. However, she moves very well, and shouldn’t be long in getting to the races. This is a deep international family, carrying an English Derby winner of recent years (Oath), a leading young stallion in Europe (Lucky Guest), the Champion Sprinter of Europe two seasons ago (Avon Bridge, now a sire at the English National Stud) and the foundation mare of one of the most famous studs in England, Miss Petard.
What a Night (f) Solskjaer x Idle Song – 20/10/07
An update for your catalogue (a sad one), the three year old died earlier this year. Sultan Of Song runs Thursday. He’s fancied a bit, and there could be an update. This is a nice athletic filly, from the oldest and most successful Hartford family in history. Like most of Solskjaer’s progeny, she has a nice, easy way of going.
*A word on Solskjaer. He was a cracking racehorse in his own right, (Timeform 120, top half percent of racehorses worldwide). He’s a son of Danehill and he’s a half brother to the four times champion, Yeats. Besides, he set the ring alight at the National Yearling sales this year, producing the top filly of the sale and walking away with an average of R522 000, which was only marginally behind Jet Master and ahead of Western Winter and Fort Wood. The fellows that put their hands up for the Solskjaer included Ormond Ferraris (3), Barry Irwin, Charles Laird, Mike Bass, Herman Brown Snr and Mike Bass. That tells the story.
Our Jewel (f) Cataloochee x Generous Jewel – 02/12/07
This is a very late foal, but in keeping with the first of the Cataloochees, she’s a lovely moving horse, with a big easy stride, and a great attitude. Someone’s going to get lucky here.
She’s a sister to a KZN Horse of the Year, and remember, her broodmare sire has won eight titles.
Burning Ember’s (f) Muhtafal x Dancing Firelight – 31/12/07
The latest foal in the book. She only just made it into 2007, as you can see. We’ve been battling to get this mare to produce another Fork Lightening, and at last we’ve done it. When she gets a good one, as you can see from the catalogue, this mare really does. As an individual, this is probably her best effort. She’s a sister to a top horse (he was probably unlucky to be denied in the Guineas), and she’s from a grand old Highlands family.
Besides being a lovely individual, she’s a good “goer”.
Shiatsu (f) Kahal x Stolen Beauty – 09/10/07
Important update here. The first foal Vumani, was a winner for Chips Pennells recently, and is a likely starter in the R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. We’ve tipped Muhtafal as a broodmare sire since his first crop, and on what we’ve seen so far Kahal is really working with his daughters. This is a really classy filly, she’s sensible, and she moves very well.
Royal Overture (f) Sarge x Skagway – 18/08/07
Another one for the notebook. St John Gray has been tipping Sarge as the better of his two stallions (the other is Announce), and this is a real opportunity for buyers to get themselves into Debretts, the book that salutes royalty. The filly was bred by His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho (whose here with us today), and this one might be the one that proves St John right. Saumerez is already the broodmare sire of the English Derby hero and champion three-year-old of England, Authorized, and this is a well grown, athletic filly, with a lovely easy action on her. Could be anything (make the King happy!). We need people like him in the game, and he’s as keen as mustard.
Igugu (precious) (f) Galileo x Zarinia – 16/09/07
The best stallion in the world right now is undoubtedly Galileo. There are no more southern-bred Galileo’s left in the world, other than the two in this sale. Last weekend, the Aga Khan had seven Group winners (five at the highest level) at the “Arc” meeting, an endorsement, if ever one was needed, of the depth of his breeding. Cast your mind back just one year ago, and you’ll remember that the heroine of the Arc meeting was the filly Zarkava, the best horse in the world. Amazingly, Zarkava makes the “page” in this filly’s pedigree.
We’ve seen a lot of Galileo fillies in our travels around the world, and this one’s just about as good a specimen as you’ll find. Like most Galileos, she’s a beautiful, easy mover, and it wouldn’t surprise us to see her go all the way. One of the stars of the entire sale. What price her rarity value?
Ruby Wedding (f) Way West x Keepsake – 21/11/07
While it all has to happen at the track, there’s a lot being said about the three-year-old sister Locket, in Johannesburg. This is one of the best families in the American Stud Book, and you don’t have to go beyond this page to agree. This is a very late foal, in keeping most of the Way Wests, she’s made big strides coming to the sale, and despite her immaturity, she’ll impress with the way she goes.
Msawawa (SA pop Star) (f) Way West x Favoured Nation – 17/11/07
A very late foal. The dam has bred eight winners from eight runners, and this one’s destined to go the same way. Tell me if I’m wrong in “labelling” the Way Wests. This one won’t let us down.
Roots (f) Malhub x Gamalakhe – 19/10/07
As we’ve said, Malhub’s on a roll right now, and this year’s crop probably represents his best book of mares to date. Remember, we have a Northern Guest mare here, and that says everything. This is an attractive filly, and she moves well. Old Aga Khan family.
Kakhulu (very much) (f) Kahal x Qurrah – 03/11/07
The half sister, Thundering Lady, has twice earned cheques in Black type races (4th & 5th), which unfortunately doesn’t qualify her for the Black types). Old Sheikh Hamdan family, this is a late foal, but she’s nonetheless an attractive, progressive type, and another representing the Kahal/Muhtafal cross.
Catchuchu (f) Cataloochee x Dream Maker – 25/10/07
Catch me out if you can, but I’m putting my hand up now for the Cataloochees. Getting on a bit for being a “late” foal, this filly’s progressed substantially since she’s started her prep, and she’s going to be real value for someone with a nose for a deal.
Emirates Eve (f) Hobb Alwahtan x Radiant Lass – 03/11/07
Important Update.Smanyo was a last-to-first winner at Greyville a few weeks back, another one for Chips Pennells, and undoubtedly a candidate for the R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. This is the first of the Hobb Alwahtans, and he’s another freshman sire people are going to be impressed with. One of the best bred horses in the world, Hobb Alwahtan was no slouch himself, a six times Stakes winner and a half brother to the greatest horse Sheikh Mohammed ever owned, Dubai Millennium.
Silva Pearl (f) Silvano x Swiss Pearl – 02/09/07
This one’s out of a Northern Guest mare. Surprisingly, for a filly of her breeding, and (one so late), she’s well-grown, has some substance, and moves well. Most people will tell you that the Silvanos don’t do themselves justice at this stage, because they’re later developing sorts. However, if you find a better looking one than this lot, tell us. She’s out of a Fort Wood mare from one of the best families Odessa Stud ever produced, and we’d be disappointed if this one didn’t make a racehorse.
Wharfedale (f) Malhub x Rambo’s Gem – 19/10/07
This is an attractive filly, like the rest of this family, she’s a decent moving sort. Well-grown, she comes with good substance and a tough, hard-wearing pedigree.
Buka Wena (look at you) (f) Cataloochee x Anouk Aimee – 20/10/07
Important update: Buka Mina has been twice placed in her last two starts. This is an attractive filly, like the rest of this family, she’s a decent moving sort. Well-grown, she comes with good substance and a tough, hard-wearing pedigree. Diana’s Choice did a big job for this family this year in Dubai this year (she earned just over R2 million in a short campaign) to tell us everything we need to know, yet there’s a spectacular international family further down the page.
Checcetti (f) Kahal x Dancer’s Choice – 30/09/07
This is a well-grown solidly made filly, and she’s just like the other Cataloochees. A lovely, easy moving sort, she’ll just keep on improving. Any breeder with any sort of self-respect, should not be selling a filly of this class. She’s an athletic, scopey individual from a family that’s produced three top horses, all still at the races. The dam ran Olympic Duel to a length in the Fillies Guineas, and only a broken pelvis kept her out of the Rothmans July. Problem is, we’ve just built a house, and we’re building a school, and she has to go under the hammer! Tell me if I was wrong, this time next year.
Carn Brea (hill) (f) Malhub x Red Ruth – 03/10/07
This is a smart, snappy individual, and she’s got “racing” written all over her. The problem is, we’ll have to persuade the public she can run, as her dam has yet to produce a winner. Let me have your opinion after this has gone by.
Bussell (f) Way West x Shoe Dance – 28/10/07
Just watch this one’s action, as it’s a typical Way West. She cuts the grass like a “Falcon mower”, and as you’d expect from a daughter of one of the most explosive Australian juveniles of his generation, she gets along, despite her rather late foaling date. Her family’s on the move, as we know with Fenerbahce, whose next target is the Sansui Summer Cup (Gr.1).
Chiang Mai (rose of the north) (f) Malhub x Rose North – 13/10/07
Perhaps it’s the Northern Guest mares he’s been crossed with in this crop, but we’re seeing an altogether different “Malhub”. This one will endorse this view, and she’ll get on with it. We’ve been on record as proclaiming this “The Year of the Filly”. Like never before, buyers are looking for value, and many people are looking to limit their downside.
Mandla (f) Kahal x Perrenial Power – 28/10/07
A well related filly is as good a way to achieve that as any, and while this is a late foal, and it’s out of a Group One performing mare, of one of the greatest broodmare sires in Australia, Snippet. Go down the page to Snitzel, and you’ll find a very recent Group One winner whose earned himself a place at the best stallion stud in Australia, Arrowfield.
Celebration (f) Kahal x Tribute – 15/10/07
Important update. Salutation (half sister) was a good third on Saturday 10th October. Won’t be long breaking her duck. One of the families that’s taken Summerhill to the top of the mountain, this is an attractive, athletic filly and she’ll do her pedigree proud at the gallops.
Running Rogue (f) Way West x Ring of Bells – 21/11/07
Important update. Running Riot (the first foal) is a likely candidate for the R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup on the 7th November. This is a very late filly, but like the rest of this family, she’s a resolute sort with the typical Way West way of going. George Rowles, who made the family, would be proud of her.
Luhlaza (blue) (f) Solskjaer x Blue – 18/10/07
The dam has five winners from five runners, yet somehow we think this one could be the best in the west. It’s the most athletic of her foals to date, and has a typical Danehill way of going.
Quickaloochee (f) Cataloochee x Quick Silver – 05/09/07
Big striding, scopey filly. She’s been appropriately named. Write this down; Cataloochee’s looking like a shoe-in. Cataloochee’s first crop will have him contesting the First Season Sires’ Championship. It may just be a competition with another Summerhill stallion, Way West.
This filly has a lovely big easy stride on her, and she has enough ink on her page to suggest she could go on as she matures.
Zefnah (Dance) (f) Kahal x Kahzima – 28/09/07
An own sister to a horse (Khebraat) Mike de Kock rated better than Emperor Napoleon. This filly is a scopier, more classic sort than her predecessors, but she looks every bit as promising. The three-year-old was bought by the late “Crocky” du Preez, and is the apple of her trainer’s eye, we’re told.
Emakhaya (Ancestral homeland) (f) Street Cry x Soneria – 29/08/07
There’s not much left to be said about Street Cry, as he’s on his way to being America’s pre-eminent stallion of his era. Yet the most eloquent statement of his career, was made this last weekend when Zenyatta made it 13 from 13 while in Australia Whobegotyou ran off with his second Group One in the Caulfield Stakes (Gr.1) at Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup.
This is a lovely, strongly made filly with a beautiful action. She’s a daughter of a champion broodmare sire, out of a daughter of another champion sire. The page is not that deep on the face of it, but the genetics tell the story. Anyone with any taste will have a “star” on this page.
Oppie Koppie (f) Cataloochee x Vintage Event – 25/08/07
Important update. Golden Occasion was a winner again, since the catalogue. Last year’s graduate of last year’s sale, Woodstock, is in Hong Kong, and only yesterday we received a message from Tony Millard, which says “he catches swallows”. Woodstock barrier trials on the 11th November, and is expected to earn his first cheque before the end of December.
This is a solidly made, low actioned individual in the typical fashion of the Cataloochees. As good an individual as last year’s R260 000 sales graduate, no doubt at a decent discount to that price.
Blazing Grace (f) Malhub x Maroof’s Grace – 30/10/07
Important Update. Superfederation is a winner again since your catalogue, and last year’s graduate, Cocoa Rose, was a very impressive winner of her second start, after going down a head to Graded Stakes placed Ashjaan on debut. Another Charl Pretorius selection, Cocoa Rose would’ve been a definite starter for the R1,5 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup if she hadn’t been injured.
This mare was bred by Sir Patrick Hogan’s Cambridge Stud, and she looks like founding a dynasty in this country. She’s on a roll, and Blazing Grace will keep her rolling.
Time Rolls On (f) Solskjaer x Jamaican Summer – 26/09/07
Important update. The two-year-old, Hey Mon, is a juvenile winner of this past season, and will be an entry in the R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. Springbok Summer was a winner again (now 5 wins) a week ago.
This is a solidly made, deep girthed individual, very much in the mould of Shining City and Summer Prospect (ask Sean Tarry about her), and she looks to have the class of those horses as well. Both suffered injuries during their careers, but this is a nice clean legged individual, who might even surpass her siblings.
Dizzy Rascal (f) Cataloochee x Model K
Important update. The half sister, Mannequin was a 3,5 length winner of her first start, and is bound to be among the entries for the R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.
That may be be true of Mannequin, but of Model K’ foals to date, this is the one, in our view. Solidly made, she covers ground, and uses her length with a nice, low action, and a good burst of speed.
Miss Lopez (f) Hobb Alwahtan x Dancing Orietta – 03/09/07
Property of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. This is a strongly made attractive filly with a nice “easy” stride, there may not be a lot of “ink” on this page, but her dam could run, and this is often where great families start out. She’s as decent a daughter of Hobb Alwhatan as you’ll find, and we expect her to impress with her gallop.
Miss Diana (f) Muhtafal x Squiddgy – 30/11/07
Her half brother, Mister Softee, is already Stakes placed, yet we think this is a considerably nicer individual. She’s a very late foal, yet she’s already together, and as a daughter of Muhtafal out of a Northern Guest mare, she could go all the way. By way of a reminder, horses bred on this cross include Golden Spur winner, Let’s Rock n Roll, First Again, Hot Reception, Battlestar Express, Alejate, Outcome, and Side By Side.
Ridethebreeze (c) Anabaa x Elleandee – 06/11/07
Late foal. The most important French stallion of the modern era is Anabaa, sire of the world’s best miler of last year, Goldikova, and Cape Guineas winner, Le Drakkar. This colt is out of a daughter of one of the best broodmare sires in Australia, Snippets, and she’s a half sister to the Grade One winner and Dollar millionaire, Sprint By. Look down the page, and you’ll see “Gr.1” repeated several times. As well bred as anything in the sale.
Leucosia (Greek siren) (f) Solskjaer x Siren Song – 16/10/07
One of the more prolific pedigrees in the South African Stud Book in the last few seasons, besides her two Stakes winning sisters, the family produced the hero of the 2008 Cannon Gold Cup, Desert Links. It’s not a big family, but this is a classy, athletic individual. At least as attractive as her two illustrious sisters. Remember, Desert Links was a reject of the sales himself, but “kyk hoe lyk hy nou”. Basil Marcus tells me he fancies Desert Links to “stink” for the Singapore Gold Cup, ironically on the 8th November, day of the big sale.
Ntibane (female warthog) (f) Kahal x Fovesta – 15/11/07
What more can a filly want in her pedigree than two major Stakes winners as siblings, and while this is a late foal (15th November), in the typical manner of this family, she’s a neat, athletic individual with a lovely flowing action. Looking for partners!
Gentle Loochee (f) Cataloochee – 24/09/07
A big, scopey well-grown individual, she’s another Cataloochee to be reckoned with. She’s got a big stride on her, and while she’s going to continue improving all the way to the races, she already has the class of a decent sort. She’s out of a daughter of a leading sire, out of a daughter of a champion sire, and while you could argue that the pedigree could be deeper, that’s good enough for us.
Queensway (f) Way West x Valkyrie Queen – 14/11/07
While we’ve been banging on about Way West with every lot that’s come up, and this one’s no exception. She’s a striking, athletic sort, and she’s from a family with speed to burn. With Northern Guest as her dam sire, and the spectacular success of Danehill on Northern Dancer-line mares (Rock Of Gibraltar, Horatio Nelson etc), only a fool would discount her. This one’s probably got Mark Dixon stamped on the backside.
Unnamed (f) Kahal x Kaminsky – 12/10/07
Important Update. Graduate of last year’s sale, Tobrusky, is almost a certain entry for the R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. Whatever this mares thrown in the past, this one stands out above the rest. At last, the mare’s had a shot at a decent stallion, and this could be the next Texan Summer.
Sucha Wonder (f) Way West x Sucha Looka – 30/10/07
Important Update. Whatmeworry won again this past weekend (her last two in a row), while Such A Honey is now a winner. A late foal, we don’t want to bore you with anymore claims on the first crop of Way West, other than to say that this one comes from a distinguished Summerhill family, and she’s a decent a product of the Danehill male line as we could’ve wished for. All the Danehills move well, and she’s no exception.
Honolulu (f) Way West x Shoreline Symphony – 17/11/07
Well grown, solid filly despite her late foaling date. Big action on her, she skips along, and has the pedigree to go all the way.
Naseem (breeze) (f) Kahal x Akraan – 19/09/07
Ask Craig Eudey about the half sister, sold last year; we’ll let him do the talking. This is an attractive filly, solidly made, and stands over ground, and she has a lovely easy action on her. Bearing in mind that her broodmare sire was an English Derby winner, and that Roberto (2nd damsire) is one of the great sires of all time, no-one would be surprise to see this filly do Sheikh Hamdans breeding operation proud.
Boysenberry (f) Cataloochee x Juniper Berry – 02/10/07
The starting favourite for this year’s R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup is more than likely to be Mike de Kock’sHavasha. Don’t forget, Charl Pretorius and Kareland Kiki Miedema are co-owners with Tony Moodley, and that’s a cocktail for the big winner’s enclosure with Summerhill. Important update: Havasha is the winner of two in a row. That’s how Sea The Stars started out unbeaten!
To be fair, this filly was bred to be good. Her granddam posted a 120 Timeform rating (top half percent of racehorses worldwide) and she’s from the outstanding stallion-producing family of Count Dubois, Indian Haven and Imperial Stride. If Havasha wanted a sister to be proud of, he’s found one in Boysenberry. She’ll go well on the day.
Olympias (f) Way West x Savo Fare – 02/10/07
“Arc” watchers of the past few years, will recall that one of its greatest winners ever was Peintre Celebre, ranking comfortably alongside the exhalted ranks of Zarkava and Sea The Stars in class. He’s the broodmare sire of this filly, while on top we have a one-time favourite for Australia’s Golden Slipper (Gr.1) in the form of Way West. Besides, the dam is as sister to a South African Guineas winner, and this is a decent individual who’ll leave a few admirers in her wake.
Uthawini (town) (f) Galileo x Tramore – 11/10/07
We’ve already rung the bells for Galileo as the best stallion in the world at the moment, and here’s the last of his southern hemisphere daughters ever to go to public auction. There are no more. But this is no ordinary daughter of Galileo, as she’s out of a daughter of one of the greatest stallions the world has ever known, Danehill, a sister to two multiple Graded stakes winners, the one a sister to an Australian legend, Triscay. Scan the page, and you’ll find a host of Group winners, including one of the best horses of his generation in Australia a few years ago, Defier, the winner of R20 million in stakes.
We know you’ve come to expect a lot from us, and while we still have the capacity to surprise, you’d have to concede this goes beyond all reasonable expectations!
Zulu Lulu (f) Way West x Mythical Madame – 22/10/07
Lateish foal. A deep Highlands pedigree underlies a classically bred filly (3 x 3 Danzig), and you’d expect this one to get along with it, being by one of the best Australian juveniles of his generation out of a daughter of National Assembly.
Danehill Darling (f) Way West x Celebrity Girl – 14/08/07
Big, well-grown filly, she has a massive stride on her, and in keeping with her Way West siblings, she has a good attitude to her work. Remember, the reason we’re sitting here today is Pagoda, and while we didn’t breed this one, we’re proud to be associated with it.
Azalai (caravan of camels) (f) Hobb Alwahtan x Ask Aly – 24/10/07
Lucky Houdalakis paid a lot of money for the half brother, Ask Jackie, at last year’s sale, and from all reports, we believe the price might’ve been justified. This is a late foal, yet she’s got it together and like Hobb Alwahtan, she moves gracefully. Out of a daughter of the perennial champion sire of Zimbabwe, Tilden, the second dam was a Guineas winner.
Miyamoto (f) Tiger Hunt x Miss Hawaii – 28/10/07
When this mare gets a runner, she gets a good one. Yet we’re told by those connected with this filly that she’s probably her dam’s best produce to date. A big, well-grown filly, she has a big rolling action, which suggests she might stay.
Sandbar (f) Kahal x Lizmay Creek – 12/10/07
Late foal. Important update: Whitewater Rafting is a winner of two of his last three starts in Johannesburg. This is well grown, typically athletic daughter of Kahal from an excellent family. Having heard you in the past, Craig, we know you’ll recall UpTheCreek in the minutest detail from the commentary box, and we’ll let you do the talking. She won’t let you down.
Umgido (dance) (f) Malhub x Coastal Waltz – 12/09/07
First foal by a champion sprinter out of a East Cape Horse Of The Year, this is a well-grown filly with a lovely big stride on her. She reminds us a lot of her mother, whom we sold at the Ready To Run at the same stage.
Nobukhosi (Royal) (f) Way West x Nkonkoni – 04/10/07
You’re going to have a devil of a time on the panel separating the Way Wests and the Cataloochees, and this filly will deepen your dilemma. There’s not much on this page other than a lot of winners, and this is the first foal of a filly who had some talent. She’s a big, scopey daughter of a precocious juvenile, and she’ll go well on her big day.
Salsa Rapido (f) Way West x Ama De Casa – 23/10/07
Latish foal. A little more athletic than you might’ve expected from this mating (she’s by a top juvenile out of a daughter of a Group One winning juvenile), she has a big raking stride on her, and she can motor. There was nothing recent in this family until Bhekinkhosi came along, and it could be a case of “play it again Sam”.
Cameo (f) Muhtafal x Insignia – 12/09/07
Don’t worry about the lack of “ink” here. This is a high class family that lost its way, and that’s why we’ve persevered. The dam was badly injured as a foal, and this is her first attempt. A lovely, unusually scopey daughter of Muhtafal, she’s solidly made, moves very well, and she’ll be impressive on Friday.
Spiceland (f) The Sheik x Careless Mirth – 25/11/07
Late foal. Half sister, Be Careful, has already earned a cheque in a R100 000 race, and this is probably a better individual. Her dam is a sister to the winner of last year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup winner, Smangaliso, and this is a well grown filly with an action reminiscent of her own sire. Remember, he won a Guineas and a Derby.
Jal’al (f) Cataloochee x Class will Sell – 29/10/07
I’m told by my management to remind you that dynamite comes in small packages. There’s plenty of pedigree here, and while this is a first foal, she’s thrived on her preparation, and she won’t disappoint us on Friday.
Halloween Parade (f) Muhtafal x Cornish Fair – 20/11/07
Late foal. Muhtafal has to be one of the most reliable sires in the country, and this mare earned her visit to him courtesy of Trade Fair, and the promising three year old colt Ulwezi. She’s a late foal, but there’ll be those putting a tick in her box after the gallops.
Memghar (Saharan town) (c) Bezrin x Eli’s Grace – 11/09/07
If you go back in this pedigree, which is impressive enough as it stands, you’ll find horses like Sea Cottage, Noble Escort, Top Gallant, Senor Santa, etc. but you don’t have to do that here, as the dam side is dripping with class. This is a first foal, and he’s a typical Danzig sort, being solidly made, well developed and he’ll get along as you might expect.
Cococat (f) Cataloochee x Cococay – 28/08/07
Two decent horses have come from this family in recent times. Royal Exit and Umngazi (we need to remember that he took down the colours of Imbongi in the inaugural running of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup), and if it weren’t for his “bleeding”, he could’ve been anything. A strongly made, well grown filly, she’s thrived on her preparation, and she’ll put her head down with intent on Friday.
Chekeche (flash) (f) Kahal x Vanish – 15/10/07
If you’re looking to limit your downside, you can do no better than putting your hands up for a well bred filly. The own sister to this one, Evanesce was a winner within a few weeks of the RTR sale of her year, and while this filly is more in the classic style, she’s got just as much class. The page tells the rest of the story.
Azwa (support) (f) Muhtafal x Mentalite – 03/11/07
Late foal. Sister to an aspirant candidate for the spoils in this year’s R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, this is an outstanding individual, as good as the Muhtafals get. There’s no shortage of pedigree here, and this filly can indunce “goose pimples”.
The Pirate (c) Solskjaer x Ditten Green – 21/11/07
Very late foal. Here’s a horse who’s shown a lot of improvement going into the sale, and while he’s immature, he’s come on a ton the closer we’ve come. The family’s alive and well and living in Mooi River, with the top performers Catmanduand Ecole Militaire still in training, and a champion English Three Year Old of a few seasons back now at stud in England and New Zealand.
Anatolia (c) Hobb Alwahtan x Mediterranean – 05/09/07
Athletic, snappy actioned horse, he comes from a family of consummate class. There are four Graded stakes winners of the past few seasons in the family, and Sheikh Mohammed would be proud of this son of Hobb Alwahtan.
Away From Home (c) Hobb Alwahtan x Wa’z Woman – 18/09/07
The dam sire here, Timber Country, was a champion two year old of America and a Breeder’s Cup Champion in the colours of Graham Beck. This is a tall, athletic colt, covering ground. Has a big, rolling action.
Formula Fields (c) Malhub x Longfields – 23/11/07
Very late foal. Another family that’s come alive in recent seasons. This is an excellent specimen. He’s still immature, but his long raking action makes up for his backwardness. One of the best individuals by his sire produced at Summerhill.
Emperor Augustus (c) Kahal x Roman Dream – 04/11/07
Late foal. Important update. Onehundredacrewood 4th in the Goldfields Sprint last Saturday and a certain runner in this year’s R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.
This is a lovely, quality son of Kahal, albeit an immature one with a beautiful big action on him. Reminds us a lot of Havasha at the same stage last year.
Urban Jig (c) Malhub x Citidancer – 07/12/07
Very late foal. You’d expect him to be immature, and he is, but he’s a stronger more advanced sort than his brother of last season. Comes from a great family, made famous largely by Mike de Kock (Record Edge, Warning Zone and Cape Tango), and he might be the “cheapie” the Moneyweb syndicate are looking for.
Inkanyezi (celestial body) (c) Muhtafal x Cresent Star – 29/11/07
Very late foal. Big, scopey son of Muhtafal, he comes with a good deal of strength and a big stride. One of the best families at Highlands, he’s another that goes back to Senor Santa, Sea Cottage and Naval Escort. That’s probably “enough said”.
Immeli (lawyer) (c) Hussonet x Deposition – 07/11/07
Late foal. Ask any South American who the best sire of the modern era is, and they’ll tell you Hussonet. He’s already had two Group One winners from his first crop in Australia, and this one’s an exceptional individual, very typical of his sire in size, make and shape, out of a sister to an Australian Champion.
Anyone with any taste will have him on their shopping list. He’s a gorgeous mover and reminds us of last year’s star, Trafalgar Legacy at the same stage. Remember, you read this here for the first time!
West Coast Swing (c) Red Ransom x Brookes – 15/10/07
The best stallion son of Roberto anywhere, is Red Ransom. He’s produced great horses in both hemispheres, and his story’s far from over.
Here is a colt with everything, size and strength, a lovely way of going, and plenty of class. The nicest thing about him is that he’s a backward sort, so what you see now is only half the story. He might yet write the last chapter on his illustrious sire, and if he does, he’s welcome back at Summerhill as a stallion.
Currahal (c) Kahal x Winning Glory – 14/11/07
Very late foal. The winning most racehorse in South Africa in the past 30 years is Hear The Drums, and here we have an elegant half brother by an outstanding stallion.
He’s a horse of some class, despite his immaturity, and come Ready To Run Cup day, he could be the half brother of a candidate for the R1,5 million prize. His sister Hypatia was second on her first visit to the racecourse, and she’s lining up for a final plunge at qualifying.
Umfutho (drive) (c) Malhub x Particular Passion – 09/11/07
A late foal. a big strong colt with a lovely low action, he’s a half brother to a filly that ran third in last year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. His half sister is reputedly of some class, and with two major Stakes performers in the first two dams, this chap won’t be short of admirers. Remember, he’s a late foal.
Single Tempo (c) Cataloochee x Dagger’s Drawn – 14/11/07
Very late foal. You might argue there could be a little more “ink” in this pedigree, but this is a helluva colt, typical of his sire but with the typical action of a Sadler’s Wells. His Requiem sister made a lot of money last year, and we expect this fellow to make someone happy.
Donegal (c) Hobb Alwahtan x Ardara – 27/08/07
Another family on the move at the moment, this is a neat, athletic colt with a lovely easy action. You’d expect it of his pedigree though, so that’s no surprise. In keeping with his siblings, he displays excellent agility for a horse we might’ve expected to have been a little later in his development.
Unnamed (c) Deep Sleep x Spring Meeting – 04/10/07
This is just about the best foal this mare’s produced, as he’s scopey, well developed, flashy and athletic, and he can gallop too. (Can’t say much I’m afraid about his sire).
The Undefeated (c) Toreador x Urban Lady – 26/09/07
This is a pretty typical son of Toredor. Close to the ground, he has a snappy action and he gets along. With Horse Chestnut, Fort Wood and Toredor in the pedigree, you’d have to be asking Mike de Kock what we can expect of him.
Basa (set alight) (c) Malhub x Chase the Light – 16/09/07
A good looking, well developed youngster (you’d expect that of the progeny of a champion sprinting sire), he’s showing plenty at the moment, and we expect him to do so on Friday.
Indinda (wanderer) (c) Malhub x Gypsey Spirit - 20/11/07
Very late foal. Brother to two top class performers (both still in training) and to Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup aspirant, Fisani, whose a winner and placed from her only two starts to date. A scopey, progressive horse in keeping with his siblings, he has a lovely easy action, and we’d be disappointed if he doesn’t turn out half decent.
Soccer City (c) Solskjaer x Choice – 04/10/07
While you might’ve expected it of a family of this class, this is a big, well grown colt, and in keeping with the Danehills in general, he’s got a big easy action on him.
Mojave (desert tree) (c) Hobb Alwahtan x National Woods – 13/11/07
Very late foal. Athletic, scopey colt, he probably carries more bulk than most of the Hobb Alwahtans. We couldn’t be happier with his progress, and he will put up a decent gallop. Don’t forget, his close relative Umngazi won the inaugural running of the Cup, while Hurricane Force (badly drawn last year) was a fast finishing 6th ,up against the stands rail in the same race. For Charles Laird.
Indlalifa (heir to throne) (c) Muhtafal x News Roller – 11/09/07
The Muhtafals don’t come much nicer than this colt. He’s very well developed, a nicely grown chap with a great stride on him. A real Ready To Run type.
Umhlaba (earth) (c) Kahal x Shirley Singer – 26/07/07
This family’s been pushing out quality runners for years, and the latest colt of distinction to emerge from it is Ready To Run colt, Vangelis. This is a quality son of Kahal with a typically easy action. He’ll be in demand.
Wild Bill Hickok (c) Way West x Wanted – 08/08/07
Appropriately named, he has “six shooter” speed, much like his sire had as a juvenile. He comes from a family which has done great service at Summerhill, and we’d be disappointed if he doesn’t turn out a racehorse.
Globe Trotter (c) Way West x Country Hideaway – 27/09/07
A smart, stylish individual from a great family. He’s quick actioned as you might’ve expected from a well-muscled representative of a young precocious sire. You guys know the family as well as we do.
Pocket Aces (c) Muhtafal x Game – 02/12/07
Very late foal. This family’s been cooking for some time now, and this fellows no exception. He’s as classy a son of Muhtafal as you might see in the sale, and he moves like he knows it.
Richinstyle (c) Cataloochee x In Style – 09/11/07
Late foal. Important update. His brotherSmanjemanje is already Group One placed, and is one of the leading early favourites for this year’s R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. As nice a horse as Smanjemanje was last year, this guys up there with him, and he’ll gallop like he knows carries that responsibility. If Gary Alexander has a conscience, he’ll have his hand up here, though he’ll have to go some way to beat Tyrone Zaki.
Kilmaine (c) Muhtafal x Mayo – 01/11/07
Late foal. This family’s been on fire for some time now, and while this is a late foal, he packs plenty of class. You’d expect it of him though, being bred on the Muhtafal/Northern Guest cross, and he’ll run like he “belongs”. Make a note.
Isiliva (silver) (c) Malhub x Dance on Silver – 18/08/07
Striking, well grown colt, he brings am excellent action to the table. Important update. Half brother to his dam, Makulu-Kulu, could be in the starting line up for this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. Mike Miller’s already won this race, and he’d be well advised to put his finger on him.
Ibhola (soccer) (c) Solskjaer x Competitive Edge - 17/08/07
Remember who bought the Solskjaers at the National Sales, and that they averaged R522 000 in the process. Important update: the half sister, Gung Ho, has already earned a couple of cheques this season, and she might just get over the line as an aspirant candidate for this year’s Emperor’s Palace Ready To Run Cup.
This is a big, well-grown, colt with an action to match. He covers ground in stature, and is the same on the track. Looking at the pedigree, we’d expect him to get a distance of ground with the passage of time.
Soweto (c) Way West x Claim to Fame – 06/08/07
One of the classy animals in the sale, we’re told there’s a big, bold bid on the part of the connections of his three year old sister (Makemefamous) to make the cut for this year’s R1,5 million Emperors’ Palace Ready To Run Cup. It’s late in the day, but they reckon she’s good enough to do it, so we’d need to watch this space.
You won’t find a better looking son of Way West in the catalogue, and he gets along like he knows what he owes.
Izulu (heaven) (c) Malhub x Enroute to Heaven – 07/08/07
Big strong well developed colt, he comes from an exceptional family and a mare with a propensity to give winners. He’ll be value to a discerning buyer and he’s appropriately named for the only tribe whose name is known to every airline pilot in the world “Z” for Zulu.
Cartwheel (c) Way West x Summersault – 22/10/07
Strong, well developed colt. He’s a brother to Gymnast, who placed in the inaugural running of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. None of us would be surprised to see this fellow take his place next year, even though he’s a bit of a late foal.
Chip Shot (c) Solskjaer x Civil Affair – 28/08/07
Important update. Brother Mabhalane is a winner and an aspirant candidate for this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. This is a big, solid colt, and moves like all decent Danehills should.
Iwayini (wine) (c) Cataloochee x Mininski – 14/09/07
Any mare with 9 winners from 10 runners has earned her place on the board, and this guy’s a half brother to that many siblings who’ve seen their names in lights. However, it took his mother 19 years to produce her best progeny, and this colt comes to the table with a lovely low, raking action, which we’ve come to expect from the Cataloochees.
Intaba (mountain) (c) Hobb Alwahtan x Eiger – 03/11/07
Late foal. You’d expect us to say this about this family, but we need to repeat it. Any speed you get from a late foal in a family of this much stamina is a bonus, and it tells you we’re dealing with class. Intaba is exactly that, and his gallop will reveal it. Good value buyers should be standing in the slips ,waiting for the “snick”.
Akmal (complete) (c) Malhub x Qawaafil – 10/08/07
Good sized colt, he’s progressed well in his preparation, and his easy action will ensure a good gallop on Friday.
Amajita (SA soccer team) (c) Solskjaer x Nordic Air – 11/12/07
Very late foal. His half brother, Clemo made a quality debut a month back, (6th over 1200 metres on the inside track at Turffontein). Our team think this colt is twice the horse, and while he’s a late sort, he comes from a distinguished family, with the sort of action you’d expect from a grandson of Danehill.
Unnamed (c) Solskjaer x Nobely Known – 23/09/07
Not a big fellow, but nor were his distinguished siblings. In common with them, he has an easy, flowing action, and you never know with this family.
Rockabilly (c) Malhub x Missysy – 07/09/07
A big strong colt, progressive, slightly immature sort. He has a nice big action, and moves with the grace of a horse of some class.
Indiza (plane) (c) Hobb Alwahtan x Foo Fighter – 05/11/07
Late foal. Medium sized individual, late sort, he has the action you’d expect from a “Hobb”. Important update: Foo Island, the half sister, is now a winner.