30 January 2018

Moutonshoek are enjoying a wonderful season, with the Piketberg Farm responsible such high class 3yos as the unbeaten Sea Cottage Stakes winner Majestic Mambo and R3 million plus earner Undercover Agent.

The farm, currently fifth on the Breeders’ Log with their runners having banked in excess of R7.4 million in 2017-2018, is once again well represented at the Cape Yearling Sale.

Resident sire, and dual Canadian Champion, Marchfield dominates Moutonshoek’s Cape Sale draft, with eight of the yearlings in the draft sired by the son of  A P Indy.
First of the Marchfield yearlings on offer is Lot 6, a bay colt whose winning dam is a half-sister to G1 SA Derby winner Royal Bencher.

Grand Rapid is the name of Lot 9, a Marchfield filly from the same family as multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Red Rifle.
Marchfield is also responsible for Surfer Dude (Lot 12), a colt out of the stakes placed five time winner Surfer Girl (whose dam is sired by A P Indy’s half-brother Tiger Ridge).

Marchfield colt Samurai Jack (Lot 19) is a half-brother to Dahlia Plate winner Seattle Joe and two other winners, while Ford Perfect (Lot 30) is a bay son of Marchfield and an Al Mufti half-sister to the very smart, but short-lived Meissa (Lot 30). Lovely Lana (Lot 55) is a bay daughter of Marchfield, whose daughter is a half-sister to seven time stakes winner Thanks John, while millionaire Marchfield is also the sire of Inheritance (Lot 73) –a colt whose dam is a half-sister to the G3 placed dam of exported Golden Horseshoe runner up Misty Birnam.

Last of the Marchfield yearlings in the Moutonshoek draft is Incognito (Lot 82), a filly whose granddam is a half-sister to G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Exhilaration.

Captain Al sired champion and triple G1 winner Captain Of All is the sire of Lundy’s Lad (Lot 74) –a half-brother to the useful Spring Poetry, while G1 Travers Stakes winner and proven G1 sire Flower Alley has a nice sort in Galactic Storm (Lot 85). The latter is a half-sister to 4 winners, headed by feature race contender Meissa.