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Cavalieri, a colt by Oratorio withdrawn from the Cape Premier Yearling Sale last January, is likely to attract some good bidding action at the CTS Ready To Run Sale on 23 November.

Gary Jolliffe of Golden Touch Thoroughbreds, who sang the colt’s praises before the yearling sale, said that Cavalieri hadn’t reached his reserve in January and that it was decided to leave him to mature and to bring him back to this Ready To Run Sale.

“You should see Cavalieri now, he’s turned into a magnificent young horse and I’ve had Andrew Fortune and a few others chasing me in interest. Glen Kotzen has been pre-training our horses and he is raving about Cavalieri too. He’s an outstanding two-year-old.

“Cavalieri’s three-year-old half-sister by Duke Of Marmalade is in full training with Glen and is held in high regard. I invite buyers to come and have a look at him at the gallops on 22 November, he will be up for sale early as Lot 5 and we hope and trust he will fetch the price he deserves,” Jolliffe said.

Golden Touch’s draft includes another colt, a filly and a gelding.

Jolliffe told: “We decided to geld Lot 8, Hallelujah (Oratorio), because he was small and the gelding would help him to grow. He has furnished nicely, will always be on the small side it seems, but he looks fantastic. Justin Snaith trains Hallelujah’s three-year-old half-sister by Duke Of Marmalade and Jonno Snaith phoned to inquire about our gelding because they are pretty chuffed with what they’ve got.”

Lot 31 is Midnight Velvet, a filly by Seventh Rock and the third foal of Velvet’s Reflection. Her first foal, Gold Image, has already won twice and is twice Graded placed. “She’s a quality type and I think she will be speedy, like Gold Image,” said Jolliffe. Lot 91 is named Dancing Duke. He is a colt by Duke Of Marmalade from La Pirouette, who is a sister to Met winner La Fabulous. “He’s a nice big horse who will take some time to come to hand. But he will reward his owners if they put him away to mature.”