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THE summer sales season swings in action on Saturday when a half-brother to Jay Peg is likely to be the star turn at the Lanzerac Ready To Run Sale at Durbanville.

Hosted by Cape Thoroughbred Sales, a total of 159 lots will come under the hammers of auctioneers Graeme Hawkins and Andrew Miller. The sale begins at 6pm.

Towards the end of the evening, Normandy Stud (as agent) will be offering a Dynasty colt out of Laptop Lady, which makes him a half-brother to former champion Jay Peg, whose 10 victories included the Grade 1 Dubai Duty Free and Grade 1 Singapore International Cup.

With such an outstanding pedigree, the colt would have surely fetched a huge price if offered at the CTS Premier Yearling Sale in January, but the reason he wasn’t there will be that he’s a late foal, born towards the end of November.

There are a number of choicely bred lots including a half-sister (by Silvano) to Potala Palace, who is a recent addition to the country’s stallion ranks. The filly is being sold on account of Soetendal Estate.

Gunner’s recent KZN success couldn’t have come at a better time for Nadeson Park Stud for they will be offering his half-brother (by Judpot) early in the sale. Last season Gunner won the Grade 1 Premier’s Champion Stakes at Greyville.

Choisir has sired many top performers so there should be plenty of interest in his colt out of four-time winning Australian mare, Volando. The colt has been consigned by Far End (as agent).

Bichette, a daughter of Western Winter, has won four races for Sean Tarry and owner Mike Rattray, and Lammerskraal Stud will be offering her half-brother by former champion sprinter What A Winter.

Bardot, the dam of Bichette, has also produced Woolavington 2000 winner Viva Maria as well as nine-time winner Blizzard Belle. Sean Tarry is sure to run his expert eye over her latest offspring.

Hallmark Thoroughbreds will be expecting some spirited bidding for their Philanthropist colt Pack Leader. The two-year-old is a half-brother to Champion Three-Year-Old Filly In The Fast Lane, as well as seven-time winners Let’s Rock ‘N Roll and Rock The Country.

Ivory Trail won nine races, including the Grade 1 Champions Cup, and Beaumont Stud are offering his half-brother by Var. The colt is also a half-brother to four-time winner Master Archer.

The progeny of Silvano are always popular with buyers and Sorrento Stud have consigned a colt named La Scala. The youngster will interest trainer Charles Laird as he is a half-brother to his Golden Horse Sprint winner Normanz.

Also in the Sorrento draft is an Oratorio colt who is a half-brother to Nocturnal Affair, whose worldwide travels saw him win in England, Ireland, Dubai and South Africa.

The gallops for the sale will take place at Durbanville on Friday with a 9.30am start. – Report by Ringsider, Tab News.

Photo: Jay Peg, half-brother on sale.