IKIGAI, CAPTAIN OF ALL SIBLINGS STANDOUT IN RIVERTON'S NATIONAL DRAFT
6 April 2020

IKIGAI, CAPTAIN OF ALL SIBLINGS STANDOUT IN RIVERTON'S NATIONAL DRAFT.

Duncan Barry's Riverton Stud, a long time supporter of the National Sale, will be bringing a small but very select draft to this year's Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale this April.

Riverton Stud, whose recent National Sale graduates include G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Cousin Liz - a R2 900 000 buy from the 2018 sale, will be offering four yearlings at this year's sale.

A possible standout in this impressive draft is Liketheclappers (Lot 10), a Pomodoro half-brother to this season's star three-year-old Ikigai. This colt, who shares his July winning sire with the likes of multiple G1 winning champion Return Flight, the Riverton Stud bred Cirillo, and this season's stakes winning 3yo Leopold, is out of the winning Al Mufti mare Al Shiba, herself a half-sister to 3 black type performers notably G3 Champion Juvenile Cup heroine Jet Set Go (sired, like Pomodoro, by Jet Master).

Another smashing prospect in Riverton's NYS draft this year is the What A Winter half-brother (Lot 386) to champion sprinter, and red hot young sire Captain Of All. This colt, who shares his champion sprinter sire with recent G1 winners Clouds Unfold and Russet Air, also numbers Irridescence Stakes runner up Intimateconnection as a half-sister.

Pomodoro, South Africa's Leading First Crop Sire of 2017-2018, is also represented in this draft by a well bred filly (Lot 71) out of a 3 time winning full-sister to Syringa Handicap winner and promising producer Secret Obsession, a half-sister to G2 Golden Slipper heroine Princess Sassi. Further back, this is also the family of the Jet Master sired champion, and multiple G1 winner, Mythical Flight.

Yet another attractive yearling in Riverton's draft is the Coup De Grace colt (Lot 385) out of Captain Al mare Senorita Al. The latter, a half-sister to G3 winner London Guest and from the family of multiple champion sprinter Senor Santa, is a proven producer, with Senorita Al's previous foals including G3 Umkhomazi Stakes/KZN Yearling Sale Million winner Al Mariacchi.