Summerhill Dispersal Offers Pinhooking Opportunities
No fewer than 65 weanlings will form part of Summerhill Stud’s online dispersal sale, and they surely represent a great opportunity for would-be pinhookers!
Sires represented by weanlings in this dispersal sale include Act Of War, Capetown Noir, Duke Of Marmalade, Ideal World, Pomodoro, Rabada, Vercingetorix, Trippi, and Willow Magic.
Trippi x Royal Purse filly
The Drakenstein Stud based Trippi is one of the best sires currently at stud in South Africa. Champion Sire in South Africa in 2015-2016, Trippi is the sire of 75 stakes winners and a further 81 stakes horses.
An exciting broodmare sire, Trippi also ranks as the damsire of G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile/G1 Woodward Stakes winner Liam’s Map -one of the most exciting young stallions in North America today.
He is also the sire of a filly who is a half-sister to three winners, notably G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Royal Pleasure, and this filly is also a three-parts sister to the Trippi sired G3 Diana Stakes winner Love To Boogie.
Ideal World x Particular Passion colt
Mauritzfontein’s increasingly successful sire Ideal World is responsible for a really well-bred weanling colt in this sale.
This colt is out of the smart racemare Particular Passion, a five-time winner who ran second in the Listed St Andrews Paddock Stakes, with the latter dam of G1 SA Classic winner Love Struck and Goldfields Sprint winner Fakazi.
A half-sister to dual G2 November Handicap runner up Thandolwami, Particular Passion herself was produced by G3 Gosforth Park Fillies Stakes runner up My Sweet Love, a four-time winner up to 1300m.
Particular Passion herself was sired by Rambo Dancer, who is also the sire of the Ideal World sired Met winner Rainbow Bridge’s grand-dam.
Ideal World x Nojoom colt
A dual stakes winner in France, and out of a champion own sister to champion sire Dansili, Ideal World has proved consistently successful since retiring to stud in South Africa in 2010. His 40 black-type horses include a pair of G1 Met winners in Smart Call and Rainbow Bridge, champion stayer Hermoso Mundo, short-lived G1 SA Derby winner Samurai Bridge and graded stakes winners Cape Speed, Mount Laurel, Vistula and Zante.
He is represented here by a colt out of the unraced Galileo mare Nojoom, which makes him a half-brother to 2 winners notably G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge winner Intergalactic.
Galileo, the sire of Nojoom, is also the sire of Ideal World’s G1 winning half-sister Romantica.
Willow Magic x Jordie filly
Sired by Dubawi’s G1 SA Nursery/G2 Dingaans winning son Willow Magic (below, by Candiese Lenferna), this well-bred filly was produced by the winning Fard mare Jordie. To date, Jordie has produced five winners headed by G1 Daily News 2000/G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes-winning sire Rabada and the stakes-placed pair of Glider Pilot and River Tyne, as well as the promising 3yo Hurricane Harry.
Incidentally, Hurricane Harry was the top lot sold at the 2018 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale when he was knocked down for R2 300 000.
Vercingetorix x Titlee filly
Silvano’s champion and G1 Jebel Hatta winning son Vercingetorix has made an excellent start to his stud career, with his first crop of three-years headed by graded stakes winners African Warrior and Ikigai, East Champion Hooves Of Troy and six other black type horses. He is represented here by a filly out of useful racemare Titlee, who won twice and who was third in both the Listed Lady’s Bracelet and Listed Breeders Guineas. The well-bred Titlee is herself a Giant’s Causeway three-parts sister to Argentine G3 winner Tahanee.
Silvano himself sired this season’s G1 Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup winner Zillzaal when mated to a daughter of Giant’s Causeway.
Rabada x Fisani filly
Storm Cat grandson Rabada (below) was a top-class racehorse, whose five wins, from just ten starts, included the G1 Premiers Champion Stakes (at two) and G1 Daily News 2000 (at three). The half-brother to Aquanaut Hcp runner up Glider Pilot and sales topper Hurricane Harry has his first foals this season.
Rabada has some well-bred weanlings on offer, including this filly out of G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Fisani. The latter, a Kahal half-sister to G2 Astrapak 1900 runner up Catmandu and the stakes-placed, ten-time winner Ecole Militaire, won five times, from 1600-2000m during a career which saw Fisani banked over R1.127 million in prize money.
Ideal World x Extra Zero colt
Inbreeding to legendary sire Danehill has already resulted in a number of G1 winners, with such G1 winners as Alizee, Astaire, Beat The Clock, Bivouac, Danzdanzdance, and Guelph, and the colt sired by the regally bred Ideal World (whose champion dam, Banks Hill, was sired by Danehill) out of high-class racemare Extra Zero (sired by Danehill’s G3 Blue Diamond Prelude winning son Way West) will bid to follow in their footsteps.
Extra Zero herself won three times including the G3 Sycamore Sprint and she was also runner up in the G3 Three Troikas Stakes. A three-parts sister to Syringa Handicap winner Negev, Extra Zero hails from the same family as the Danehill sired Irish 2000 Guineas/Irish Derby winner, Desert King.
Rabada x Deceptive Charm colt
The dual G1 winning Rabada covered some very well-bred and performed mares during his first season at stud, but few had better credentials than Kingmambo mare Deceptive Charm, whose Rabada weanling colt goes on sale. Herself unraced, Deceptive Charm has made her mark at stud with her five winners, from six runners, headed by dual G3 Track And Ball Oaks winner Witchcraft, and the smart In Cahoots -who ran third in the G3 Graham Beck Stakes.
The regally bred Deceptive Charm, whose dam is a full-sister to Secretariat Stakes runner up and useful former SA sire Casey Tibbs, is a half-sister to G2 Park Hill Stakes winner Meeznah and this is the family of remarkable brothers Le Moss and Levmoss, both of whom won the Ascot Gold Cup.
Triple G1 winner Kingmambo is an exceptional broodmare sire, with his daughters having thrown such standout G1 winners as Camelot, Duke Of Marmalade and Ruler Of The World to mention but three.
Ideal World x Admiral’s Eye filly
Ideal World, whose son Rainbow Bridge finished first and second in the last two runnings of the G1 Sun Met, has some very nicely bred weanlings on offer in this dispersal sale. They include a weanling filly out of the smart racemare Admiral’s Eye (herself a granddaughter of the legendary Sunday Silence). Admiral’s Eye not only won seven times but she also finished third in the G1 Thekwini Stakes and G3 Fillies Mile and G3 Flamboyant Stakes.
From the same female line as such outstanding champions as Vaguely Noble and Minding, Admiral’s Eye is herself a half-sister to 3 stakes horses, notably G1 Summer Cup runner up Shogunnar.
Willow Magic x Heaps Of Fun colt
Dubawi’s high-class son Willow Magic, whose first crop race this season, has been well supported since he retired to stud, and he is represented here by a weanling colt out of G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Heaps Of Fun. A daughter of Visionaire, Heaps Of Fun (trained like Willow Magic by Sean Tarry) won or placed in six stakes races during a career that saw her earn nearly R1 000 000 in prize money.