Two full brothers, two full sisters and a half-brother to 2018 Summer feature performers are among the 226 choice lots catalogued for the 2019 Cape Premier Sale on 23 January at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
At the top of the list is Lot 1, Princess Thiana, a full-sister to multiple Horse Of The Year and champion miler Legal Eagle, who won the recent sensational Gr2 Green Point Stakes and will be out to emulate Pocket Power’s record of four Queen’s Plate wins at Kenilworth on Saturday. The filly is by Grey’s Inn from Young Sensation (National Emblem) and has been consigned by Klawervlei, as agent.
Lot 55, from Riverton Stud, is an unnamed colt by Elusive Fort from Fiesta Queen (Parade Leader). His half-brother Gimme One Night won December’s Gr3 Cape Summer Stayers and is one of the fancied runners in this Saturday’s Gr3 Chairman’s Cup.
Lot 95 is Lemon N Lime, by Elusive Fort from Lemon Drop Girl, by Parade Leader, raised by Dr Ian Heyns. He’s a full brother to Geoff Woodruff’s top staying filly and SA Oaks winner Secret Potion, who lowered the colours of Cascapedia in a minor feature at Turffontein before finishing in the money in the Gr1 Summer Cup, narrowly missing the first four.
Avontuur Stud’s Delta Queen (Lot 152) is a daughter of VAR and the international performer River Jetez, which makes her a full sister to Rivarine, who won the Listed Golden Loom Sprint at Turffontein in November.
Long Day’s Journey (Lot 184), a graduate of Drakenstein Stud, comes up in the latter part of the auction. He’s a full-brother to so far multiple Gr3 winner and top-level performer Chimichuri Run, victorious in the Gr3 Spring Spree Stakes at Turffontein and a chestnut, like his brother.