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ANTON Shepherd of Paarl’s Beaumont Stud says he is taking a colt to the Emperors Palace Select CTS Yearling Sale on 17 April, that is perhaps the best colt he’s bred this year.

He is Lot 78, unnamed by Horse Chestnut from Caroline Cherie,  by Jallad, from the family of Carolera, Lubricator and London Fashion. “He’s a really lovely colt. His half-brother by Gitano Hernando is making his debut for Sean Tarry at Turffontein on Saturday. I’m hoping he goes close!”

Beaumont has three other yearlings on the sale.

Lot 18 is an unnamed colt by Philanthropist from Predictable, by Fort Wood, from the close family of the speedball, Forecast. “ I bought him as a weanling because he’s from the fast Forecast family.  He’s grown into a big, tall horse, very scopy,” Shepherd said.

Another Horse Chestnut offspring is Lot 135, an unnamed colt from the National Assembly mare, Jolie Brolly, who herself is a full sister to Gr3 winner Safe Structure.  “He’s very athletic, a good walker,” said Shepherd.

As agent, Beaumont also has Lot 72 on offer, named Gocek. He’s by Gimmethegreenlight, the first foal of Black Mischief, by Black Minnaloushe and from a potent, black-type family.

Photo: Anton Shepherd and Derek Brugman with Variety Club.

Catalogue online here.