Hassen Adams of Nadeson Park Stud has identified a colt in his 2022 Cape Premier Yearling Sale draft as ‘the closest in looks and conformation I have ever seen to Gimmethegreenlight’ and has listed his 10 best colts and 10 best fillies for Sunday’s Sale.
Lot 19: Colt by Gimmethegreenlight (USA) – Comebackanddance
Not surprisingly Lot 19 tops his list for colts. Adams said: “He, to me, is a splitting image of his sire. He is quite a brute and I rate him my best in this draft.”
The other nine colts are:
Lot 20: Colt by Gimmethegreenlight (USA) – Comet Chaser
“He is good looking, a nice walker and a bull of a horse. He looks like he will be an excellent sprinter-miler, his dam is very well performed. The pedigree speaks for itself.”
Lot 29: Colt by Twice Over – District Six
“This is a magnificent specimen, his dam is from the powerful Mystic Spring female line who has thrown me some nice horses. Again, the page speaks for itself.
Lot 88: Colt by What A Winter – Maureen De Lago
“He comes from a very good female line. His dam won two races and was Graded placed, she would have gone to the top if not for a hip injury. A nice colt with a half- brother who has already won three races.”
Lot 93, Twice Over colt.
Lot 93: Colt by Twice Over – Mohave Princess
“He is from Mohave Princess, a bold black type mare who won the Devon Air Listed and was G1 placed. His half-brother Picture Perfect (by Trippi) won by 3.5-lengths on debut at Turffontein on 30 January. A big horse, looks like he will go over ground, smart sort.”
Lot 139: Colt by Horizon – Sensible Lover
“By a promising new stallion from a bold black type mare called Sensible Lover. He’s a lovely bay colt that will get his share of attention at the sale.”
Lot 146: Colt by What a Winter – Single Rose
“This one comes from a wonderful family, the pedigree is there to see, and he is a very well conformed colt, number three on my list.”
Lot 150: Colt by Potala Palace – Spring Orchid:
“By the sire of Katak from a full-sister to Snowdance, again the great Mystic Spring family. I sent her to Potala Palace for a specific reason, this could be a ‘lucky packet’ buy, he is a really nice mover.”
Lot 166: Colt by Time Thief – Valediction (WITHDRAWN)
“A beautifully conformed colt, hence the reason he is in my top ten. This could be a good value buy for someone with a small budget. He is out of the same female line as Trademark and others, a G1 producing female line.”
Lot 186: Colt by Pomodoro – Amber Orchid
“This colt is from a well-performed Australian filly that raced for me. A big, well-balanced colt, lovely pedigree.”
Adams’ Top 10 fillies:
Lot 25, Gimmethegreenlight filly.
Lot 25: Filly by Gimmethegreenlight – Cream Of Chrome:
“A nice Gimmethegreenlight filly from a sparingly raced mare that placed, but I am expecting her to do well at stud. The second dam is Listed winner Kiribati, who was a really good galloper. The filly is well conformed, her half-brother was just beaten into second on debut and then won in impressive fashion last Sunday with his jockey and trainer most complimentary afterwards.”
Lot 35: Filly by Gimmthegreenlight – Emerald Gal
“This filly is out of a winning Galileo mare. She’s bred in the purple. The dam’s full-sister is already a Group winner in the UK. I am hoping to breed some very good horses with her. This one is smart.”
Lot 41, Trippi filly.
Lot 41: Filly by Trippi – Fairyinthewoods
“This filly is by a sire that needs no introduction and comes from a fast family, her dam won six races including the G2 Southern Cross Stakes and has bold black type. She is well conformed, another filly I think will get some spirited bidding.”
Lot 42: Filly by What A Winter – Fanfare
“She is from a half-sister to Durban July winner and Equus Champion Heavy Metal. A beautiful filly with a deep, classic female line.”
Lot 80: Filly by Master Of My Fate – London Secret
“Number one on my list of fillies because she is an exceptional specimen. Normally Jet Master mares go very well with Gimmethegreenlight. Here we have a Jet Master stallion over a winning mare by Gimmethegreenlight. She looks a splitting image of her sire; I think she will be one of this sale’s top sellers. The female line goes to Secret Pact, which brings a host of stars into the mix. I have big expectations for her.”
Lot 97: Filly by Gimmethegreenlight – Mysterious Jet
“She is a good-looking full-sister to La Bella Mia, the recent G2 winning sprinter who won eight times and was placed 14 times. From a family of champion fillies.”
Lot 98, Gimmethegreenlight filly.
Lot 98: Filly by Gimmethegreenlight – No Doubt
“A beautifully conformed filly from a young mare. She is from the close family of top sire Vercingetorix and could be one of the showstoppers at the sale.”
Lot 148: Filly by Gimmethegreenlight – Six Of The Best
“Another one bred from a Jet Master mare. Her full brother Cane Lime N Soda is now a four-time winner. She also comes from the Mystic Spring female line.”
Lot 155: Filly by Gimmethegreenlight – Teresina
“She is from a Jet Master mare, and sheis a full-sister to G2 placed Ready Steady Go, the six-time winner. From the formidable Young Polly family, I owned a few, and I expect her to fetch a good sales price.”
Lot 187: Filly by Captain Of All – Arctic Green
“From a leading and versatile stallion and the close family of G1 winner Silver Arc, she is one for the buyer’s market. A lovely filly, come look at her.”