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Koster picks first class five!

John Koster has picked five outstanding lots among 13 raised at Klawervlei Stud, going under the auctioneer’s hammer at Saturday’s Cape Racing Ready To Run and Unbroken Two-Year-Old Sale at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.

“Our draft is excellent and includes a few that you will not easily find at other sales,” said Koster.

His Top Five, with notes, below:

Lot 3: Unnamed filly by William Longsword out of Cashel Palace by Fort Wood
“The Captain Al on Fort Wood cross has been extremely good, producing William Longsword himself and also Captain America. This is a very well balanced filly, beautiful quality out of Cashel Palace, who won four races and was G3 placed – herself a full-sister to champion mare Celtic Sea, who is about to foal down to Starspangledbanner at Gainesway with Anthony Beck.”

Lot 19: Unnamed colt by What A Winter out of Freddy’s Sister by Tiger Ridge
“This is a very athletic son of What A Winter, look at Julia Pilbeam’s comments on him in our advert, she prepared him at Soetendal. A super colt out of the family of Marinaresco and Marina.”

Lot 27: Unnamed filly by Pomodoro out of Jenna, by Captain Al
“Another of Julia’s favourites, she reckons this filly is born to run. She has the same shape as Return Flight. She is a half-sister to five winners, including 11-time winner Sir Duke, from the great old Koster family of Majolica and Majorca.”

Lot 36: Unnamed filly by Vercingetorix out of Mana Mou by Captain Al
“A serious filly! The Vercingetorix, Captain Al cross has already produced a G1 winner in champion Vernichy. This filly is bred to be extremely fast and looks speedy as well. Her dam Mama Mou was a five time winner, she won the Man O’War Stakes and has already had two black-type horses. She, in turn, is a half-sister to SA’s former champion sprinter, Mythical Flight.”

Lot 59: Unnamed filly by Gimmethegreenlight out of Thunder Dance by Jet Master
“A filly by a champion sire out of a champion mare by a champion broodmare sire. Thunder Dance and her mother Shadow Dancing were both dual G1 winners and Shadow Dancing is a half-sister to Captain Al. This is a fantastic filly with the kind of blood you don’t get often in a catalogue, a must-see for buyers and breeders alike.”