Narrow Creek Stud’s John Everett has had plenty of success in recent years, with Narrow Creek’s alumni in recent seasons including the likes of G1 WSB SA Classic winner Red Saxon, as well as such stakes winners as Who Do You Love, Sprinkles, Homely Girl, and the high-class siblings Big Burn and Catch Twentytwo.

The farm look to have bred another classy performer in the form of promising filly Avoontoast, who romped home to a facile maiden win when scoring at just the second time of asking.

John is very bullish on the string he is bringing to this year’s National Yearling Sale, with Narrow Creek Stud’s National Sale draft including lots by such standout stallions as Vercingetorix, Rafeef, Querari and What A Winter.

Queen Of Love (Lot 329), a Rafeef half-sister to G3 Three Troikas Stakes heroine Sprinkles, is held in very high regard by her breeder, with John saying of this filly, “She is the product of a 20/20 mating. A beautiful filly with good size and plenty quality. One of the nicest yearlings I’ve had the privilege of taking to a sale.” This filly’s full-brother made R700 000 at last year’s National Sale.

Sire sensation Vercingetorix also has a smashing yearling in this draft. His son Bad Medicine (Lot 32), a half-brother to four winners including G3 Prix Du Cap winner Elusive Heart, is described by John as “a strong, well grown colt with great bone. He demands attention!”, while Cold Shine (Lot 115), is a “big, strong son of Lancaster Bomber out of a full sister to G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Takingthepeace.”

Narrow Creek’s draft for the 2023 National Yearling Sale can be found in Block C at the TBA Complex in Germiston.