3 April 2018

Rathmor Stud’s promising young stallion Noble Tune was represented by a second winner from his first crop when the Gavin Van Zyl trained Play Another Tune won a juvenile plate over 1400m at Greyville on Good Friday.

Bred by the Heritage Stud, Play Another Tune was sent off 17-10 favourite for the race and he duly arrived, scoring a facile 2.75 lengths win over stablemate Mr Bombastic.

The gelding, who races for Mr and Mrs Pillay, has now won or placed in all four of his races to date.

Play Another Tune was a R90 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Yearling Sale.

His sire Noble Tune has now been represented by five runners who have won or placed from his first crop of two-year-olds thus far.

The only son of outstanding US sire Unbridled’s Song at stud in South Africa, the impeccably bred Noble Tune was a high class racehorse, who banked nearly $500 000 in prize money. A graded stakes winner at both two and three, Noble Tune won the Gr2 American Turf Stakes and Gr3 Pilgrim Stakes, and also ran second to George Vancouver in the 2012 Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

A half-brother to US champion, and Lane’s End sire, Honor Code, Noble Tune’s first two dams are stakes winning daughters of Storm Cat and Mr Prospector and his third dam is US champion Serena’s Song.

Noble Tune has 14 yearlings on offer at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, with his draft including:

Lot 263- a filly out of a stakes placed daughter of Captain Al and flying filly Lupine Lady

Lot 300- a colt out of Gr3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Time And Tide

Lot 313- a filly out of a Var ¾ sister to the speedy filly Varumba

Lot 348- a filly out of a stakes placed winner of four, this filly’s third dam is champion Joie De Grise, and she is from the famous Denise’s Joy family

Lot 349- a half-sister to stakes winning filly A Time To Dream

Lot 359- a colt out of a Gr2 placed daughter of top class broodmare sire Fusaichi Pegasus from an outstanding female line

Lot 374- a filly out of a Var sired five time winning ½ to two course record holders

Lot 375-a half-brother to 16 time stakes winner Celtic Fire

Lot 499- a half-brother to talented Gr3 performer Magic

Lot 522- a half-brother to 6 winners including 11 time stakes winner Formation

Lot 523-a half brother to the stakes performer Symbolik