7 August 2018

Moutonshoek, perennial stalwart supporters of the National Two Year Old Sale, will be offering a large draft of 29 lots at the 2018 National Two Year Old Sale.
Sires represented in the draft include the likes of Silvano, Twice Over, Flower Alley, Judpot and Mambo In Seattle.
However, it is the number of high class racemares/producers which are a standout feature in the Moutonshoek draft. Graded or Listed winners Count The Money, Madrisa, Waywest Goddess, Rivulet, and Smangaliso are all represented by a two-year-old in the Moutonshoek draft.
Multiple champion sire Silvano, whose 20 individual G1 winners include four Vodacom Durban July scorers, has four lots in this draft namely a filly (Lot 14) out of four time stakes winner Rivulet, a half-sister (Lot 52) to G3 Cape Nursery winner Brilliant Cut, a half-brother (Lot 115) to the promising Heaven’s Reward whose dam is The Fillies Nursery winner Waywest Goddess, and a filly (Lot 431) whose dam is a half-sister to SA Derby dead-heater Royal Bencher.

European Champion Twice Over, whose very first crop produced a July winner in the form of Do It Again, has two in the Moutonshoek draft. He is sire of a filly (Lot 22) whose dam is a stakes placed daughter of outstanding stallion Dynasty, and a filly (Lot 445) who is bred on the same Twice Over/Spectrum cross as G1 winning 2yo Sand And Sea.

Flower Alley, the only sire ever to come to South Africa having sired a Kentucky Derby, is represented here by On Broadway (Lot 145) –a half-sister to BSA August Million hero Broadway Trip, and Alluvial Gem (Lot 429), with the latter being a half-sister to six winners including G2 Cape Merchants star Triptique.

Successful sire Mambo In Seattle has a good draft here, with the son of Kingmambo’s  seven lots in the Moutonshoek draft including a colt (Lot143) whose winning dam is a half-sister to G1 SA Derby third Noble Secret, a filly (Lot 206) out of G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Count The Money, a full-sister (Lot 288) to Swallow Stakes winner Mambonick, and a full-brother (Lot 325) to game Kenilworth Cup winner Smart Mart.

Moutonshoek’s resident sire Marchfield has ten on sale including a colt (Lot 72) closely related to G1 winner Juxtapose, a colt (Lot 83) out of the stakes placed Surfer Girl, and a colt (Lot 402) whose four time winning dam is a half-sister to the top class Moutonshoek bred stakes winner Majestic Mambo.
Other smart prospects in this draft include the Philanthropist colt (Lot 56) out of G3 Sycamore Sprint winner Smangaliso, the Captain Of All (Lot 105) three-parts brother to G3 winner Wheredowego, the Judpot filly (Lot 117) from the family of champions Marinaresco and Celtic Grove, and the Philanthropist filly (Lot 367) out of top class filly Madrisa. 

Moutonshoek had an exceptional season in 2017-2018 with the farm responsible for such high class winners as Majestic Mambo, Kissable, Noble Secret and Broadway Trip –and there will, no doubt, be more stars to be found in their National Two Year Old Sale draft for 2018!
The Two Year Old Sale is due to take place next week on August16th and 17th, and will, once again, be held at the TBA complex in Germiston.