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Winterbach Stud’s classy draft

Winterbach Stud is represented by two colts and two fillies at the 2023 Tattersalls Cape Premier Yearling Sale which returns to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 12 January.

Winterbach sold their three lots at last year’s sale for a respectable R225,000 per lot, proof of the ongoing quality presented by the Winterbach family, internationally recognised for raising star fillies Perfect Promise and Irridesence.

Hendrik Winterbach, jnr. discussed their offerings:

Lot 7 – Sorceress Supreme, a filly by Erupt ex Chillon by Silvano, from the immediate family of G1 Fillies Guineas winner Chansonette.

“She is nice and big, a strong filly with good bone. It looks to me as if she will come on early, which is what the market wants.”

Lot 56 – Master Casper, a colt by Querari ex La Volta by VAR, he is a lovely grey half-brother to G1 Computaform Sprint winner Master Archie and stakes-placed Purple Cloud.

“A colt with an unbelievable temperament, good girth and hindquarter. He looks like one that will run, he is from a growing family of top horses and could be anything.”

Lot 62 – Rhydian, a colt by Rafeef ex Marie Therese. He is a half-brother to 2022 Listed winner, Maria Querol.

“A high-quality colt with an exceptional walk on him. He is immature still but making beautiful progress and there is lots of scope. Classy sort with lots of Rafeef in him, I like him a lot.”

Lot 75 Night In Japan, a filly by Danon Platina ex Polar Jet by Jet Master. She is a half-sister to exported Grade 1-placed Padre Pio from a prolific winning family, including eight-time winner Flying First Class:

“She is still immature, high on the leg with a good girth which seems typical of Danon Platina. Well-bred and correct, she is a filly with scope and much potential if buyers can look beyond her immaturity.”