A ‘High Five’ from Hepburn-Brown at Hemel ’N Aarde

A ‘High Five’ from Hepburn-Brown at Hemel ’N Aarde

March 13, 2021 / 1 month ago

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Lot 32, What A Winter filly.

“We have five top quality yearlings for buyers at the Premier Sale on Sunday,” said Hemel ’N Aarde Stud’s David Hepburn-Brown. “We rate these the best we’ve brought to a sale!”


Lot 19 is Agressivo, a colt by What A Winter from Amatori (Sail From Seattle) that David said “looks just like his sire”. His dam is a full-sister to Gr1 Computaform Sprint winner, Pacific Trader and he noted: “He’s a strong colt and he walks well, we’re very chuffed with him.”

Lot 30 is an unnamed colt by Gold Standard from Borneo Bell, said to be “very nice and athletic, looks like a Trippi, and could be one to get his sire off the mark quickly, Casey Tibbs brings speed to his female line.”

Lot 32 presents excellent paddock value. She’s Winter Magic, a filly by What A Winter from Cast A Spell by Rambo Dancer – her three-year-old full-sister Trickster has placed in the classics this season and has more to come.  “She’s lovely filly, correct, with substance, and a must-see for anyone interested in breeding, let alone her racing career.”

Lot 75, Wyag, another What A Winter colt out of Going My Own Way (Sail From Seattle), is somewhat different to Lot 19. “This one is leggy, scopier, there is a lot of him, one that offers much to come,” assessed David.

Last of the five Lot 173 is an unnamed filly by rising top stallion Captain Of All from Strawberry Shortcake, by Dynasty (Fort Wood). The cross of Captain Al over Fort Wood is well proven, he’s bred along the same lines as sprinter Springs Of Carmel. She’s big and strong, will be a powerful racer.