First South African Runner For Deep Field

Newgate Farm’s resident sire Deep Field could have his first South African starter this weekend, with Mike de Kock set to unveil the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum bred and owned two-year-old Al Muthana.

The Deep Field colt, set to be partnered by Callan Murray on Saturday, is a likely runner in Saturday’s Maiden Juvenile Plate (1160m) at Turffontein this weekend.

Al Muthana is from the second crop of his Northern Meteor sired sire Deep Field, whose five wins from just eight starts included the G2 VRC Stakes. A full-brother to G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win, Deep Field was also runner up in the G2 ATC Maurice McCarten Stakes and third in the G1 VRC Lightning Stakes.

Australia’s fourth Leading First Crop Sire in 2018-2019 by prize money, Deep Field is also the sire of 10 black type horses, headed by G2 ATC Roman Consul Stakes winner Cosmic Force and G2 Perth Racing Karrakatta Plate hero Dig Deep.

Al Muthana is out of Redoute’s Choice’s high-class daughter El Daana, winner of both the G2 VRC Edward Manifold Stakes and SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes, and dam of G2 VRC AV Kewney Stakes winner Wawail.

This is also the family of former South African Broodmare Of The Year Pretty Falcon –dam of G1 winners Follow The Falcon and Savannah Breeze, and granddam of G1 Allan Robertson Championship winner On Her Toes.