Two-year-old Jerusalema Rain looks to be a horse with an exciting future ahead of him. Runner up on debut, he followed up a smart maiden win by finishing second, to subsequent G1 Gold Medallion winner Lucky Lad, in the G2 World Sports Betting SA Nursery before going on to win again next time out.
His breeder, Keivan Stud, will be bringing two quality yearlings to the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale, in the form of fillies sired by Horizon and Skitt Skizzle. The four time winning Psaltery, a half-sister to Listed East Cape Oaks runner up Katara (dam of former KZN Yearling Sale Million winner Winter Stories), has a Skitt Skizzle filly on offer. This filly’s sire sports outstanding statistics and Skitt Skizzle remains an excellent value for money stallion.
However, standout in this small but quality draft is the Horizon three-parts sister (Lot 64) to this season’s Listed World Sports Betting East Cape Derby winner Machete Man, whose sire, like Horizon, was sired by Dynasty. The Keivan bred Machete Man was winning for a third time in a row when he won this year’s East Cape Derby, and is another feather in the cap of his breeder.
Keivan’s three lots can be viewed from Block E at the Suncoast Casino in Durban.
Another quality draft which can be found in Block E at this year’s KZN Yearling Sale is the Mwetwood Stud. This draft is made up of yearlings sired by Erupt, Flying The Flag and Twice Over. The latter, whose dual G1 winning son See It Again is a leading contender for this year’s G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July, is represented here by a classically bred filly (Lot 56) whose dam is a winning daughter of G1 Woolavington 2000 and G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Zirconeum.
Flying The Flag, closely related to this year’s impressive G1 Betfred Derby winner Auguste Rodin, is represented here by a colt (Lot 125) out of a half-sister to dual G1 winner Happy Archer, while Erupt (like, Happy Archer, sired by the mighty Dubawi), whose two-year-olds have been firing on all cylinders this season, has three lots in this draft including a half-sister (Lot 103) to Listed Syringa Handicap winner Way Of The World, and a filly (Lot 132) whose five time winning dam is a Tapit sired three-parts sister to Listed Umngeni Handicap hero Rodney.