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Cape Derby Winner Sibling On Offer At Easter Sale

Arrowfield Stud, As Agent, will be offering a full-brother (Lot 234) to the talented Mike de Kock trained Atyaab at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

The colt, a bay son of Arrowfield’s six-time G1 winning High Chaparral horse Dundeel, is the tenth foal produced by talented Danasinga mare Sylvaner.

Winner of nine races, from 1100-1600m, Sylvaner earned more than $600 000 during a career that saw her win all of the G2 SAJC Marsh Classic (twice), G2 MVRC Sunline Stakes, and three other Listed races.

Also runner up in the G3 VRC Matriarch Stakes, Sylvaner has more than made her mark at stud with her five winners to date including not only the aforementioned Atyaab but also six-time winner Schedule (a High Chaparral three-parts brother to Atyaab) and MRC Victoria Gold Cup winner Vesper (by Zabeel).

The well-bred Sylvaner, a half-sister to G1 SAJC Goodwood Handicap winner Centisle, is herself out of G3 winner Isla Bijou.

ATYAAB - Gr.1 Cape Derby winner

Last seen out when finishing five and a half lengths back in the G2 New Turf Carriers Western Cape Stayers, Atyaab has won four races for owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum thus far.

Purchased from Arrwofield Stud’s 2017 Inglis Easter draft for $260,000 by Angus Gold, the now four-year-old gelding, who has earned over R1 000 000 thus far, scored his biggest success when capturing the 2019 G1 Gbets Cape Derby, with Atyaab also picking up the Listed Java Handicap last November.

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