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Altus Joubert’s Riethuiskraal Stud has produced a consistent flow of high-level runners for many years, with Vistula, Sheer Talent and the grey Ana Capri flying the Still Bay farm’s banner in recent months.

Stud manager Kassie Robbertze believes Riethuiskraal’s 2020 draft is a good, strong one, all-round, and he highlighted five outstanding two-year-olds.

Lot 118 is a Pathfork colt named Cross Examiner, a daughter of the Silvano-mare Clematis, who had small black-type to her name and has produced a runner with same. “He’s a strong colt with good hindquarters,” noted Robbertze.

Lot 138 is Frozen Snow, a filly by Elusive Fort from Gr3-placed Ice House, by Western Winter. “I like her, she walks well, has good rein and a long stride,” Robbertze assessed.

Queenstown (Lot 141) is a bay filly likely to raise eyebrows. She’s by Coup De Grace, and is the first foal of Jubilante, by Dynasty. Robbertze has high hopes for her. “I’d be amazed if she doesn’t become a good runner. She’s all class, covers a lot of ground and has plenty of scope.”

Another specimen oozing class is Lot 155 Flying Vixen (Querari from Little Grey Wolf x Indian Ridge), described as “very pleasing with nice rein”. The mare has bold black type in her own pedigree and has so far produced one bold black type runner in Listed Wolf Power Handicap winner, Artica.

Lot 154 is the fifth on Robbertze’s select list. He’s a strong, well-quartered colt named Midnight Cowboy, a son of in-demand stallion Captain Of All from six-time winner Lielums, whose second foal Hyde Park is already Gr2-placed.