Racing and breeding are filled with opportunities and sadly we all miss many that are available to us. The emphatic third win in row for the very promising Aldo yesterday highlights one of these.
This three year old bred by Piemonte Stud, owned by the Scribantes and trained by Alan Greeff ran second first time out and has followed up on that with three wins in a row, and he just seems to be getting better with each run, with the ability to accelerate away from his opposition over the last furlong even over the sprint trip of 1000m.
The point we are raising here is the opportunity his sire Redoute’s Promise offers breeders. He truly offers a chance to get to a sire with international credentials. His sire Redoute’s Choice needs no introduction to anyone as a breed shaping sire and sire of sires, a prime example is of him having achieved the incredible feat of being the leading sire on the sires list in his home country and at the same time having the second and third spots on the list occupied by two of his sons.
But the excitement doesn’t stop there for Redoute’s Promise is out of that darling of South African racing Perfect Promise.
She a fantastic sprinter/miler winner of 8 including the Gr 1 Cape Fillies Guineas, before conquering the Aussies in their own back yard and winning the Gr 1 CF Orr Stakes. Then just to rub salt in their wounds her full sister Equus champion Irridescence came along and knocked over their heroine Ouija Board in the Gr1 QE II Cup in Hong Kong, to add to her successes in South Africa, Dubai, UK & USA. There has never been a better example of a South African family taking on the international competition and winning than these two sisters.
We always felt that Redoute’s Promise had that something special to offer, and may just be a “lurker in the pack”, and we keep hearing the same thing from trainers now despite him having had relatively small representation, and as is so often the case probably not the best mares around.
A comment passed recently by trainer Glen Kotzen “You should send this horse a bunch of your best mares – he really looks like he could be something”.
Craig Mayhew after purchasing a colt by him at the KZN sales “I really like his progeny – I have one and I think he is a bomb – just taking a bit of time”.
Gokhan Terzi “My colt will win shortly with more to come – jockey Mark Kahn thought he would win his second start, but wasn’t himself turns out was harbouring a virus”.
From only six runners three have been in the money already with Aldo leading the way in number of runs 4.
For only R 5000 Live foal the opportunity is there, don’t miss it!