Admiral’s Eye (Admire Main - Surfer’s Eye)
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ADMIRE MAIN (JPN)
Sunday Silence - Promotion
Beautifully bred Summerhill resident Stallion, Admire Main (JPN), has sired his first South African winner with Admiral’s Eye at Scottsville Tuesday. The bay filly won over 1200m by two lengths for owner Alesh Naidoo, representing The Fire Racing Trust, trainer Paul Lafferty and breeders Honourable Judge Alan Magid and Summerhill Stud. The Fire Racing Trust / Paul Lafferty combination celebrated Grade 1 success last weekend with another Summerhill-bred, Love Struck, in the SA Classic at Turffontein.
A big chestnut standing at 16.2hh, Admire Main has an equally big and impressive walk to match his athletic good-looks. A top-class racehorse in his native Japan, Admire Main had four wins - including the Grade 2 Aoba Sho Derby Trial over 2400m, and the Grade 3 Mainchi Hai over 2000m. He also placed second in the Grade 1 Japanese Derby and third in the Grade 1 Kikuka Sho - with career earnings in excess of US$2million. He won his races by a combined 22.5 lengths.
Admire Main, the only son of the legendary racehorse and Sire of Sires, Sunday Silence, standing in South Africa, covered a few mares in Japan in 2009 prior to his transfer to Summerhill Stud in South Africa. His first juveniles in Japan made a smart start last season achieving 12 wins from seven runners - over distances of 900m to 1800m. Five more of his progeny have placed - impressive and very exciting statistics from this athletic stallion.
Out of the mare Promotion - herself by Hector Protector out of Assertion by Assert - Admire Main’s damline includes Mount Hagen - a stallion that stood at the KwaZUlu-Natal stallion station many years ago.
Admire Main has one colt on offer at the upcoming Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale - Lot 223 Attestation out of Tribute, by Desert Team. The mare has produced three winners including Salutation, a 6-time winner who also ran second in the Grade 2 SA Oaks and third in the Grade 3 Racing Association Handicap. This is the dam-line of Black Wing, Grade 1 winner Last Watch, Stud Master, Charisma and Chestnut Grove.
Admiral’s Eye is a R340,000Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sales graduate from 2012 - and it will be a special win for owner Alesh Naidoo who raced the filly’s half-sisters to great success; two full-sisters Rapid Flow (6-time winner and placing in a Grade 3) and Saltwater Girl (7-time winner placing in a Grade 2), both by Modern Day. Admiral’s Eye is also a half-sister to Grade 1 Summer Cup placed Shogunnar, by Solskjaer. This dam-line is bursting with Bold Black Type and includes sires Lombard (GER) and Vaguely Noble (IRE) and local champion mare Arabian Lass.
Summerhill Stud are also offering Lot 195 Surfing Belle at the upcoming National Yearling Sales; a half-sister to Admiral’s Eye by Kahal.
Extracts from Bloodstock South Africa and KZN Breeders