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Ashley Fredericks (32) has taken up the position of Stud Manager at Hassen Adams’ up-and-coming Nadeson Park Stud, Hermanus, and he’s excited to be in charge of its two-year-old string going to the CTS Ready To Run Sale on 29 November.

Ashley has a strong background which has prepared him for this task, having spent time cutting his teeth under Craig Carey at the old Arc En Ciel Stud, and under David Hepburn-Brown at Hemel N Aarde, where he was taught the nuts and bolts as a stud worker and stallion handler.

He joined Nadeson Park in 2016 and said: “We’re a busy bunch, we’re getting our two-year-olds ready for this sale and then we’ll be focusing on the yearlings going to the Cape Premier Sale in January. And then, of course, there is constant management of Nadeson Park’s resident stallion, Time Thief.

Ashley has high hopes for a colt by the very Time Thief and he said: “We have a variety of well-bred runners, but as a specimen Lot 77 is my personal favourite. His name is Spotted Pearl, bred from Pearly Moon. He’s half-brother to Tahitian Orana, who has won five races, and in my view he is the best of her foals so far, I just love him!

“Spotted Pearl is a strong colt, quite tall with powerful hindquarters, he’s racy and will be an asset to any owner.”

The other Time Thief colt on his ‘like’ list is Lot 122, a first foal from the mare Cream of Chrome (Captain Al), from the family of Listed Kiribati, with the exported Yorker in his extended family.

“This one has a lot of substance, he is big and strong with a long shoulder and a broad chest. He’s a very nice size for a first foal,” noted Ashley.

He urged buyers to pencil in two two-year-olds by Jay Peg and said: “Lot 143 is a small filly called Jaytara, she’s from the Listed-winning mare Kaytara (Silvano) and she has everything in place. I remember her half-sister well, Winter Stories. She was just as small as this one but she’s won two races already and will win more. This family tells a story, don’t judge them by their size!

“The other is a filly called Jayandra (Lot 116), she is from the mare Chariya, by Cape Cross, who has already thrown three multiple winners from four foals. Jayandra is medium sized with a good shoulder, a nice filly who has shown marked improvement since she came from our paddocks to the stables.”

Among the rest, in no particular order:

Lot 129: “A colt by Querari, he is the third foal of Fairyinthewoods, by Count Du Bois. He is a medium-sized colt, very strong with a lot of substance. He is well put-together.”

Lot121: “A colt by Twice Over from Copper Jet (from the proven sprinting family of Copper Parade, Copper Jet and Ultra Magnus). He was backward in our paddocks, but has improved hand over fist since he came in to the two-year-old string, and that is the aspect that caught my eye. He has gained weight. He has a good neck and shoulder, a well-made colt with plenty of improvement in him.”

Lot 134: “This is Cruizin California, a filly by Twice Over from Ginger Hill (Western Winter), from the top family of Yard-Arm, Donya, Abashiri, Speed Machine and Green Haze. She’s very nice, tall and racy.”

Lot 145: “A Gimmethegreenlight colt from the young Fort Wood mare Katie Em. He is a short, strong colt with a deep girth. There is lots of substance here, a big shoulder. He looks like a sprinter.”

Lot 152: “Another colt by Gimme named Varry Green, this one is from the VAR mare Lady VAR, her third foal and he’s typical of his sire – a nice-sized, strong colt, I believe her best so far. He is promising with scope, well worth a look.”

Lot 109: “He’s a strong-quartered colt with a broad chest, looks like his dad, What A Winter. Again, I think it’s the best produce so far from the mare – she is Allbecauseofyou, by Galileo.”