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Julia Pilbeam’s Soetendal Estate offers its usual variety in pedigrees and conformation at the De Grendel Cape Premier Yearling Sale on 6 February.  Her young horses are always superbly turned out.

Julia sent us notes on her draft:

Lot 14:  Filly by Master of my Fate – Cashmere ‘n Caviar:

“We are excited to have a Master of my Fate filly on the sale with his fillies firing so well over the last season. She is from a black-type Fort Wood mare (already the dam of three other winners), from the family of Legislate.  This filly has a beautiful head, and a bold eye, and is a fluent mover. She is quite typical of her sire, and still has plenty of maturing to come.”

Lot 22:  Colt by Pomodoro – Coral Colour: 

“This colt is a half-brother to the former top sprinting filly, Basadi Faith. The dam is 100% winners to runners, and this smart colt looks sure to follow in their footsteps. He is powerful, with a great hindquarter and shoulder, and has a lot of his broodmare sire, Captain Al, about him.”

Lot 48: Colt by Futura – Fragrant Breeze:

“A son of exciting young stallion, Futura, from an incredible family that has bred – among others – Victory Moon, William Longsword and Real Princess. He is a half-brother to a stakes-placed filly, and he himself has plenty of scope and depth. He was born on 9 November and will just get better and better.”

Lot48, Futura colt

Lot 56: Colt by Captain of All – Hold Fast:

“There is a lot to like about this strong, muscular son of Captain of All. So far, his dam has produced four winners from four runners, and is from the family of Champion Two Year Old, Forward Filly. This colt walks exceptionally well.”

Lot 57:  Filly by Fire Away – Hollywood Strip:

“Out of a half-sister to Hollywoodboulevard, this is an imposing filly by the very well-related first season sire, Fire Away. She has great depth and a big engine!”


Lot 57, Fire Away filly.

Lot 71: Colt by Master of My Fate – Kiribati:

“This colt is out of a stakes-winning Model Man mare, from the family of Indian Squaw and Yorker. He walks well, and being a November colt, will continue to grow into his frame.”

Lot 77: Colt by Danon Platina – Lady Val:

“A racy, precocious colt by exciting new sire, Danon Platina. His blue-blooded dam, by High Chaparral from a Giant’s Causeway mare, is from a prolific winner-producing line which includes multiple stakes winners Intelligence Cross and Sweet Orange.”

Lot 83: Colt by Time Thief – Lunar Landing:

“From a half-sister to the dam of Magical Wonderland and Magico, this classy, athletic colt is going to mature into a lovely specimen.”

Lot 90: Colt by Potala Palace – Miss Aphrodite:

“This scopey colt is by the sire of Katak, from the family of Cataloochee. He has grown a lot during his prep, and will continue to develop.”

Lot 96: Colt by Danon-Platina – My Lovely:

“A most attractive colt standing over ground, with good rein, he is hard to fault and is a good advert for his sire.”

Lot 123: Colt by Captain of All – Royal Yacht:

“A later developing November foal, standing over ground with some class about him. He is a brother to four winners and his dam, by proven broodmare sire Caesour, hails from the tremendous family of Captain America and Kommetdieding.”


Lot 123, Captain Of All colt.


Lot 168: Filly by Captain of All – Vanda:

“Out of a full sister to Champion Two Year Old, Link Man, this filly looks racy and precocious; there is a lot to like about her.”

Lot 180: Filly by Trippi – Yoshie:

“One of only two Trippi fillies on the sale, this filly is out of the tough 13-time black type winning mare Yoshie. The mare’s first and only runner to date, the highly rated Cleaver Greene, won his first start by over 4 lengths.”

Lot 181: Colt by Quasillo – Zinthle:

“A good walker with substance, this impressive-looking colt is by exciting young sire, Quasillo, who from only 8 runners in his first crop sired two black type performers. From a Silvano mare, this colt looks like a classic type.”