3 July 2018

Birch Bros, whose recent graduates include the 2018 Post Merchants hero Sniper Shot and top 2yo filly Inverroche, will be offering five classy lots at this Thursday/Friday’s KZN Yearling Sale.
Excitingly, the Birch Bros will be offering an exceptional full-brother to former KZN Sale graduate, and G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Inverroche, who is currently a leading fancy for Saturday’s KZN Yearling Sale Million.

Her full-brother Macallan (Lot 252) is by a red hot sire in the form of Ideal World, whose other notable performers this season include recent British G3 winner and champion Smart Call, the unbeaten Rainbow Bridge and hugely promising 2yos Helen’s Ideal and Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Coral Bay.
Macallan is from an exceptional female line, with his other notable relatives including this season’s Sun Met runner up Last Winter and high class galloper Woljayrine.
Another appealing lot in this draft is the Querari filly Ocean Melody (Lot 89). Not only is she by a top class sire in Querari, but Ocean Melody (bred on the same cross as graded winners Cosmic Light and Wonderwall) is out of a winning Silvano half-sister to the winning dam of millionaire Red Barrel.

Triple G1 winner Jackson has made a very smart start with his first runners this season and the son of Dynasty is the sire of an unnamed colt (Lot 82), whose winning dam is a half-sister to four time winning stakes winner Winter Diamond. Second dam is a half-sister to G1 winning sprinter Alnwick.

Black Minnaloushe, whose Triple Crown winning son Louis The King is a former KZN Sale graduate, is the sire of Carbon Fibre. The latter is out of a winning half-sister to the smart stakes performer Arrow Heart, and his dam is by a top class broodmare sire in the form of Spectrum.
Another well proven sire represented in the Birch Bros draft is former US Leading Sire on Synthetics Philanthropist. The sire of current Hong Kong star Singapore Sling is also the sire of a chestnut colt (Lot 276), whose winning dam, a sister in blood to the dam of G1 winners Real Princess and William Longsword, is a half-sister to Cape Nursery winner The West Is Wide.

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