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An outstanding son of Champion Dubawi, Erupt is one of the best-bred and best-performed stallions to commence his stud career in South Africa in recent years and will be represented by first-crop yearlings at the 2021 Cape Thoroughbred Sale Cape Premier Yearling Sale this Sunday.

The strapping bay won five times during a globetrotting career, which saw him landing the Group 1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris in France and the Group 1 Pattinson Canadian International in Canada.

Maine Chance-based Erupt shares his outstanding sire Dubawi with more than 40 Group 1 winners including current sensation Night Of Thunder and proven Group 1 sires Makfi, Poet’s Voice and Al Kazeem.

Aside from Erupt, The Robertson farm’s draft is made up of yearlings sired by some of South Africa’s best and most promising stallions including Silvano, Pomodoro, Querari, Vercingetorix, Twice Over and William Longsword.

Lot previews:

LOT 33: CATTALEYA (Silvano x Catraz, by Captain Al) Cattaleya’s dual winning dam is a Captain Al full-sister to G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes runner-up Captain In Charge, and half-sister to the Silvano sired champion, and dual G1 winner, Aslan. Silvano has excelled when mated to mares by Al Mufti (the sire of Captain Al), with this cross having produced such notable G1 winners as Al Sahem, Bold Silvano and Kings Gambit.

LOT 34: COLORPOINT (Erupt x Cat’s Paw, by Black Minnaloushe) Colorpoint is a half-sister to three decent winners, notably speedy Terrance Millard Umngeni Handicap winner Celtic Voyager, and this filly’s stakes-placed dam Cat’s Paw is herself a daughter of a stakes-winning daughter of multiple champion sire Western Winter.

LOT 35: COLLOIDAL GOLD (Gold Standard x Cavalleria, by Galileo) Gold Standard’s eagerly awaited first crop of yearlings include Collodial Gold – a colt from the same female line as impressive recent Ruffian Stakes winner Under Your Spell and 2021 G2 Endeavour Stakes winner Counterparty Risk. Colloidal Gold is out of the winning Galileo mare Cavalleria, a half-sister to the G3 winning dam of G1 Canadian International winner Sarah Lynx and group winners Steel Prince and Sugar Boy.

LOT 40: COSMIC EVENT (Querari x Cosmic Dream, by Silvano) By the same sire as current sprint star Rio Querari, and more than 40 other black-type horses, Cosmic Event is one of the hottest prospects on offer at this year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Not only is the Querari colt a full-brother to G2 The Debutante winner Cosmic Light, but he is also a half-brother to current unbeaten two-year-old star Cosmic Highway, an impressive winner of both his first two starts, including the G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery.

LOT 41: COSMIC STAR (Erupt x Cosmic Light, by Querari) This colt is out of the Querari sired G2 The Debutante winner Cosmic Light, who herself is a half-sister to rising star, and unbeaten G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery Cosmic Highway. (See above).

LOT 50: DREAMT I COULD FLY (Silvano x Dawn Chorus, by Giant’s Causeway) Bred on the same Silvano/Giant’s Causeway cross as G1 Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup winner Zillzaal, Dreamt I Could Fly is a full or half-sister to four winners, including the talented pair of Owlinthetree and Dawn Raid. Her dam Dawn Chorus, by multiple champion US sire Giant’s Causeway (the broodmare sire of more than 150 black-type winners), is herself a half-sister to two black-type horses including champion, and G1 July Cup runner up, Lincoln Dancer.

LOT 61: FLIGHT PATTERN

(Pomodoro x Flight Zone, by Jet Master) Flight Pattern was sired by a son of multiple champion sire Jet Master (Pomodoro) and is out of the six time winning Jet Master mare Flight Zone. The latter, in turn, is a half-sister to globetrotting July winning champion Bold Silvano, subsequently the sire of G1 winning sprinter Bold Respect, as well as to the dam of G3 winning millionaire Silvan Star.

LOT 80: HAPPY VIBES, Chestnut Filly (Erupt x Happy Ever After, by National Assembly) Chestnut filly out of Happy Vibes, whose dam Happy Ever After is a full-sister to Group 3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Happy Harriet, is a half-sister to three winners notably exported Group 1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Happy Valentine and Group 2 Senor Santa Handicap hero Happy Forever.

LOT 101: LIKEABLE, Chestnut Filly (Erupt x La Calisto, by Silvano) Chestnut filly out of Likeable, a half-sister to 2 winners including the smart La Quinta, out of a winning Silvano half-sister to smart sprinter Los Colmos. Likeable’s dam La Calisto, closely inbred to top German mare La Colorada, is out of the Cadeaux Genereux mare La Calima -a half-sister to German Horse Of The Year Lomitas (a champion sire whose progeny include none other than Silvano).

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Lot 102, Wylie Hall colt.

LOT 102: LE MANS (Wylie Hall x La Chouette, Western Winter) A half-brother to G1 winning sprinter Absolute Genius, former G1 SA Derby and Champions Challenge winner Wylie Hall (a son of multiple champion sire Redoute’s Choice) has made his mark as the sire of graded stakes winners Twilight Moon and Wylie Wench. He is also responsible for the well-bred colt Le Mans – whose dam La Chouette is a full-sister to OK Grand Challenge and Tankard winner Winter’s Night.

LOT 104: LORD WILLIAM (William Longsword x Lady Seymour by Silvano) With some exceptionally well-bred juveniles yet to represent him this season, William Longsword looks poised for a potentially successful career at stud. A half-brother to G1 winning sprinter Real Princess, William Longsword is the sire of Lord William-whose dual winning Silvano sired dam, Lady Seymour, is a half-sister to three black-type horses, notably the G1 winning champion Historic Lady.

LOT 113: LITTLE FASHIONATA (Silvano x Little Fastnet, by Fastnet Rock) Little Fashionata is a regally bred full or half-sister to two winners. She is out of the Fastnet Rock mare Little Fastnet – a half-sister to G2 Flying Childers Stakes-winning sire Requinto and to the dams of G3 winners Last Kingdom and Lilikoi. Little Fastnet herself is out of G1 Phoenix Stakes-winning champion Damson (a granddaughter of Sadler’s Wells), and three-parts sister to the granddam of high-class two-year-old of 2020, Cadillac.

LOT 118: MRS ALWAYS RIGHT (Twice Over x Masked Lady, by Casey Tibbs) Twice Over’s daughter Mrs Always Right, bred on the same Twice Over/Casey Tibbs cross as multiple champion Do It Again, is out of Masked Lady, one of the best of her generation at two, who ran third in both the G1 Golden Slipper and G1 Allan Robertson Championship.

LOT 135: PEACH DAIQUIRI (Vercingetorix x Pomona, by Querari) Peach Daiquiri is a daughter of Querari’s dual-winning daughter Pomona. The latter, in turn, is a half-sister to triple graded stakes winner and G1 Vodacom Durban July runner-up, Punta Arenas – sired, like Vercingetorix, by Silvano. Pomona’s own dam Peru is a Candy Stripes half-sister to champion filly, and multiple G1 winner Paraca.

LOT 138: PORQUE TE VAS (Querarix Pritti, by Trippi) Oasis Dream’s champion son Querari is represented here by Porque Te Vas, a filly whose dam Pritti is a Trippi half-sister to the stakes-winning Plano. Bred on the same cross as G1 winner Lobo’s Legend, Pritti is herself a daughter of G3 Magnolia Handicap runner-up Paramo – a half-sister to multiple G1 winning champion Paraca.

LOT 141: QUANDARY (Vercingetorix x Quippi, by Trippi) Out of a winning daughter of champion sire Trippi, Quandary’s granddam is an Anabaa half-sister to three European stakes winners as well as to the stakes-placed dam of champion, and leading South African sire, Querari and the latter’s high-class siblings, Quasillo and Quidura.

LOT 152: SASSARI (Pomodoro x Scintilla, by Silvano) From one of the best families in the South African stud book, Sassari is a half-brother to three winners, including the stakes-placed Sequined, and this season’s promising two-year-old Sheldon. The latter won first time out, before going on to finish third in the G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery two starts later.

LOT 159: SCALLYWAG (Pomodoro x Silver Dream, by Tiger Hill) Scallywag is out of the winning Tiger Hill mare Silver Dream – a half-sister to G2 KRA Fillies Guineas winner Santa Clara, G3 Politician Stakes-winning sire Horizon and two other black-type horses. His granddam, Shina, is a full-sister to German Horse Of The Year Silvano, champion sire five times, to date, in South Africa.