16 April 2020


John Everett's Narrow Creek Stud, a staunch supporter of the National Sale, will once again be offering a quality draft at this year's Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Narrow Creek will be offering nine yearlings at this year's National Sale, with three of them sired by triple Equus Champion, and red hot sire, What A Winter. The latter, South Africa's Leading First Crop Sire of 2016-2017, has had another excellent season this year, with What A Winter's current representatives including the G1 winners Russet Air (Cape Flying Championship) and Clouds Unfold (Bidvest Majorca Stakes).

Narrow Creek Stud is no stranger to What A Winter, with the farm having raised his top-class son Dutch Philip and John having also bred his East Cape Nursery winning son Fort Winter.

The champion's trio in this draft is made up of three smart colts, all of whom hail from strong black type families.

What A Winter's colt (Lot 144) out of the Silvano mare Fairy Tern is out of a three-parts sister to the talented stakes performer Fairy Gold, and his granddam is dual G2 winner Tarn Fairy.

Some Light (Lot 289) is a What A Winter colt out of a four time winning Tiger Ridge mare, and this colt's granddam is Breeders Guineas winner Dancing Penny, while the aptly named Lock Down (Lot 402) is a colt out of a winning Fort Wood half-sister to G1 Paddock Stakes winner Badger's Gift.

Computaform Sprint winner Rafeef is another top sprinter represented, with that son of Redoute's Choice responsible for a filly (Lot 423) whose dam is a half-sister to G3 East Cape Derby St Tropez and four other stakes horses.

This Generation (Lot 353) is a Flower Alley half-brother to a pair of winners, notably G3 Prix du Cap winner Elusive Heart, who recently captured the Listed Lady's Pendant, while Angelic Fort (by Elusive Heart's sire Elusive Fort) is a three-parts sister (Lot 371) to brilliant G1 filly Safe Harbour.

Honey Bunch, a half-sister to two stakes winners notably Oaks winner Sweetie Pie, has a Soft Falling Rain colt (Lot 197) on offer, while Miss Cuequita, a half-sister to Argentinian G1 winner Quita Nistel, is represented in Narrow Creek's draft by a Querari full-brother (Lot 280) to the talented Rip It Up.

Outstanding young sire Vercingetorix, sire of brilliant Gauteng Guineas winner Ikigai among others, is the sire of Big Eyed Girl (Lot 444), a filly out of a dual winning Exceed And Excel mare, who hails from the same family as Victoria Derby winner Always There.