Oldlands Stud of Hermanus, long a provider of thoroughbreds of value that stand up to training, has six yearlings going to Sunday’s 2021 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Barbara Sanne of Oldlands is justifiably most excited about Lot 49, a VAR filly, the second foal of Darling Moon (Indigo Magic), whose first-born, Ambiorix (Vercingetorix), recently won the Listed Summer Juvenile on his racetrack debut and is held in high regard.
“Her name is Moon Guide, she’s not too big, but totally correct with a good temperament, she’s well worthwhile,” Barbara assessed.
Lot 70 is a classy colt by Querari, named Tomorrow’s Vision. “He’s from a young mare by Kabool, a half-sister to English Garden, and he’s quite correct.”
Lot 73, Tree Fever, is by Oratorio out of the Fort Wood mare, Ginger Tree, who has already produced four winners including Gingerbread Man, the five-time winner. “This filly is not your typical Oratorio, she could be a staying prospect.”
Up next is Lot 79, Quanabi, by Querari. He’s just the second foal of the one-eyed mare Hanabi (VAR), who won five races for Eric Sands and was all heart. “She’s had no runners yet, her first foal is unraced so far. This filly has a bit of class about her and could be an interesting prospect.”
Rubertas (Lot 142), is the last foal of the prolific Model Man mare, Rainbow Flag, who has been retired. “He’s a racy Canford Cliffs half-brother to stakes winner Kangaroo Jack and Fairview course record setter, Fly The Flag. He has a nice temperament.”
Wolfram (Lot 148) completes the Oldlands offering. Barbara commented: “He’s a workmanlike, down-to-earth type of horse by Oratorio from a Dominion Royale mare. He’s big and rangy, could be anything.”