Australian connection at Cape Premier Sale

A Silvano colt and a Trippi filly topped Book 2 of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale at Kenilworth over the weekend.  The two-day turnover reached R24.61 million at an average of R83,434.

The Silvano – Saratoga Shadow colt (Lot 181) was the star of Friday’s trade at R400,000.  A member of the Daytona Stud draft, he was bought by Mayfair Speculators and will go into training with Joey Ramsden.

He is from a sister to the dam of Silvano flag-bearer Bold Silvano who is one of the favourites for the Dubai World Cup.

Friday’s top price of R400,000 was equalled during the second and final session on Sunday when a Trippi – Yellow Zinia filly (Lot 270) offered by Arc-En-Ciel Stud was knocked down to Good Hope Racing.  She will also be prepared by Ramsden.

The Day 2 leader is from the second crop of former USA based sire Trippi (End Sweep).  His dam is a sister to Duck Row who was a G3 winner of the Park Stakes at Doncaster.

Two Australian bred yearlings pin-hooked by agent James Bester as foals were also sold during Book 2.  A Lion Heart – No Fear Here colt that cost $10,000 at the 2011 Inglis weanling sale was sold for R90,000 to John Freeman.

And a Shaft – Chic Gal colt that went for $15,000 at the same Inglis Sale last year was more popular at R160,000.  He was purchased by Hassan Adams who also races Australian bred G1 Queens Plate winner Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready).

Former Coolmore shuttler Antonius Pius had 13 lots from first South African bred crop for sale.  They sold for an average of R88,075.

Seul Amour (Zabeel) had 3 lots from his initial South African crop sell for a total of R100,000.  His Greg Eurell trained gelding Coldens Choice won the VRC Mittys Hcp at Flemington on Saturday.

Seul Amour retired to Eldon Park in 2006 but was shunned by Victorian breeders.  He was exported in 2009 and now stands at Vanree Stud in the Western Cape.

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