Bill Oppenheim
Bill Oppenheim

Bill Oppenheim

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“Kahal and Muhtafal

rank in the top seven by A Runners”

The world’s foremost statistician and analyst on stallions and sales is Bill Oppenheim : we all know that. Bill dropped us a note yesterday in another regard, and in passing, mentioned the performances of Kahal and Muhtafal as high-rankers in the assembly of active South African stallions. The numbers are out, and they tell us what we’ve been telling the public for several years now. Despite their modest beginnings at fees under R10,000, Kahal and Muhtafal rank in the top seven by A runners in terms of Oppenheim’s Apex ratings, and while for much of their careers they will have served mares substantially inferior to those of the horses ahead of them, they’ve made their marks in the most telling ways. Here is Bill’s top ten list; it speaks for itself :

Sire APEX “A” Ratings

#

Stallion

Sire

A Index

1

WESTERN WINTER

Gone West

1.97

2

SILVANO

Lomitas

1.85

3

FORT WOOD

Sadler’s Wells

1.75

4

KAHAL

Machiavellian

1.73

5

CAPTAIN AL

Al Mufti

1.65

6

WINDRUSH

Seeking The Gold

1.63

7

MUHTAFAL

Mr. Prospector

1.36

8

VAR

Forest Wildcat

1.36

9

GOLDKEEPER

Mr. Prospector

1.28

10

DYNASTY

Fort Wood

1.28

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Further Information :

Linda Norval 27 (0) 33 263 1081

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