Soetendal’s strongest ever draft

Soetendal’s strongest ever draft

November 21, 2018 / 8 months ago

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Lot 22, a lovely colt by Pomodoro with a beautiful action

The Soetendal Estate name is likely to be mentioned more often than any other vendor by veteran Auctioneer Andrew Miller when the gavel starts falling shortly after 6 o’clock on Friday evening as the CTS Ready To Run class of 2018 strut their stuff through the Durbanville Racecourse sales arena.

Julia Pilbeam and her team, with their thirty six 2yo’s in tow, arrived safely at the scenic venue on Wednesday morning. It’s Julia’s biggest draft since she first started prepping youngsters for this quality platform back in 2014.

“It certainly wasn’t our plan to go this big. However, with the changing dynamics of the industry, it has worked out well for us to have a bigger draft this year and I’d like to add it’s our strongest ever,” she said.

“This is a great sale for the astute buyer. There are horses that haven’t been seen in the sales ring before, either through a mishap or later maturing types that were kept back. Some of them have excellent pedigrees and would easily have made it on to a National Sale or Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

“We have some lovely horses that fit the bill on our draft, so I am talking first-hand. Then there are pinhooks, and here prospective buyers can see the physical development and improvement that the horse has made and make a well-informed decision. Then of course, the opportunity to see them gallop and see how they move is one of the main attractions of the sale, and always adds to the interest on the day. What I enjoy about preparing horses for this sale is the dramatic improvement that some of them make over a period of just two or three months.”

Here are Julia’s comments on the Soetendal-prepared two-year-olds at Ready To Run:

3 Colt by POMODORO  x  RAINY DAY (STRONGHOLD (GB)) Progressive colt, will take time but a nice sort.

9  Colt by CAMELOT (GB)  x SALDANHA BAY (IRE) (NAYEF (USA)) Racy colt with a classic pedigree.

11 Colt by CAPTAIN OF ALL   x   SCORCHED (JET MASTER) This is a superb colt, and he moves as good as he looks!

15   Colt by SILVANO(GER) x SHE’S ON FIRE (JET MASTER)  Exciting colt, still very immature but shows a lovely action.

16   Colt by QUERARI(GER) x SHOWBIZ (IRE) (SADLER’S WELLS (USA)) Full of quality with a good rein and deep girth.

22  Colt by POMODORO x SPLINTER (CASEY TIBBS (IRE))  Lovely type with a beautiful action.

24  Filly by POMODORO  x    SUPERNATURAL (IRE) (MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE)) Tall filly with plenty of scope, still growing.

25  Colt by POMODORO  x    TERRA MARIANNA (DOOWALEY (IRE)) Immature colt that has plenty of improvement to come, he moves well on the grass.

26  Filly by PHILANTHROPIST(USA) x THE BLACK PEARL (NATIONAL EMBLEM) Attractive filly with a good shoulder and excellent temperament.

27 Filly by POMODORO x TILBURY (WINDRUSH (USA))  Neat filly with good rein and a strong hindquarter.

30  Colt by JACKSON x TRIP TO EDEN (TRIPPI (USA)) Classy, athletic colt with tremendous presence.

32  Filly by POMODORO  x   VICTRIXIT (VICTORY MOON) Strong, racy filly, looks precocious.

35  Colt by ELUSIVE FORT x  WESTERNS (WESTERN WINTER (USA)) Incredibly athletic colt, precocious.

40  Colt by VAR (USA) x  YOU’RE AMAZING (AUS) (DYLAN THOMAS (IRE)) Good-looking, well put-together colt, could be anything.

43  Colt by TWICE OVER(GB) x ZILI (PARADE LEADER (USA)) SOETENDAL ESTATE Good topline, strong hindquarter and gaskin, professional attitude

46  Filly by TWICE OVER (GB) x AL ZAHRA (AL MUFTI (USA)) Smart filly, precocious and quick.

47  Colt by SEVENTH ROCK (AUS) x  AMBER PLAIN (NATIONAL EMBLEM) Quality colt with a beautiful head, he stretches out impressively on the grass.

48 Colt by POMODORO x AMI AMOR (AUS) (ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)) Tall colt, will take time, but really covers the ground

51  Filly by TRIPPI(USA) x  BEAUTIFUL BODY (AUS) (BIG BROWN (USA)) Neat, compact filly, good hindquarter.

53 Filly by MANHATTAN RAIN (AUS) x CAPABLE MAHIRA (AUS) (AL MAHER (AUS)) Powerful and precocious-looking filly by the sire of Whisky Baron.

56  Filly by VAR(USA) x CIRCLE OF SPEED (AUS) ( SEBRING (AUS)) Strong, compact filly with plenty of natural speed. 57  Filly by POMODORO  x CITY OF ATHENS (AUS) (ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS))  Beautiful type with a good action.