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Pippa Mickleburgh, always a wealth of information on her Avontuur-breds, commented on the Estate’s six yearlings at the Cape Premier Sale on 14 March.

Lot 3 Triple Time (c Twice Over x Valeta by VAR)

“A big, strong colt by a quality sire and a Gr1-placed mare from the family of Sarabande, hence his grey colour. This is a good mating, putting VAR’s speed to Twice Over.”

Lot 91 Kennedy (f William Longsword x Jackie O by Western Winter)

“A beautiful and powerful filly from the immediate family of Argonaut and Simply Salmon that looks precocious. She’ll be one for the early ‘baby’ races and could yield a quick return.

Lot 105 Gold Beach (f Gold Standard x La Normandie by American Chance) “From the first crop of Trippi’s son Gold Standard, who has sired some good-looking youngsters. This filly has plenty of Trippi in her – she’s a refined, classy and athletic specimen, a half-sister to Gr1 winning sprinter Normanz.”

Lot 109 Sagan (c by VAR x Lazer Star by Toreador)

“A nice colt, the second foal of a top-class sprinting mare. He’s a good walker, moves well and has plenty of scope.”

The flashy, Hot Ice.

Lot 119 Hot Ice (c What A Winter x Menorah x VAR)

“A stunning, flashy and well-built colt by a top sire from a speedy damline. I have high hopes for Hot Ice, he’s a robust, masculine eye-catcher and looks like he’ll run!”

Lot 123 Typeset (f Futura x Muamba by Pure Prize)

“Typeset is a tall, athletic filly by a promising young sire from a good female line. She’s gorgeous, well-bred, well-related, has a lot going for her.”