Ascot Stud’s Ashley Parker is delighted with the quality of horse he is bringing to this year’s National Yearling Sale.
Ascot will be offering a very smart consignment at the 2023 National Sale, with their draft made up of lots sired by resident stallions Global View and Heavenly Blue, as well as by such exciting sires as Fire Away, Querari and The United States.
However, it is a number of yearlings with G1 connections which really catches Ashley’s eye, and he says of them:
Lot 38 Global Drumbeat: c Global View – Royal Drummer
A strong good-quartered full brother to East Cape champion Global Drummer- 15-time winner and 6-time stakes winner, and also a half-brother to the G1 winning Gulf Storm and G2 winner Seattle Singer. His dam is a four-time winning half-sister to the Ascot bred champion Rock Opera, the dam of French G1 winner and Australian sire Royal Meeting and G2 Godolphin Mile winner Heavy Metal.
Lot 39 Fantasy Girl: f Global View – Royal Fantasy
A beautiful racy filly out of Royal Fantasy, herself a Gr1 winner, and this filly is a half-sister to two stakes winners. Royal Fantasy is herself a full-sister to champion Royal Aproval and this is also the family of champion fillies Cherry On The Top and Summer Pudding.
Lot 98 Play Act: c Heavenly Blue – Star On Stage
A strong powerful colt out of an international family. His Sadler’s Wells sired dam is already the dam of a stakes winner in Italy and she also ranks as a full-sister to the classic placed Olympian Odyssey. Star On Stage’s dam Field Of Hope won the G1 Prix de la Foret.
Lot 129 Da Silva Fire: c Fire Away – Tuvana Silva
A strong well-made colt out of a multiple stakes winner. Ascot bred the very exciting Fire Away’s first winner in the form of Storm Bird Stakes runner up Fire ‘N Flames, and this colt is out of a multiple stakes winning daughter of multiple champion sire Silvano.
Ascot’s string can be viewed from Block B at the TBA Complex in Germiston.