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Kildonan In Top Form With 33% Winners To Runners

Kildonan’s outstanding filly Vision To Kill. The Gadsby’s also have recent winner Kildonan Lad.

Yellow Star’s Kildonan is in form with 33% winners to runners currently, excluding his winner last night for the stable of Alyson Wright. He also had a superb winner for the yard of Paul and Beth Gadsby on Wednesday at Scottsville with Clifton-bred Kildonan Lad whilst Vision To Kill is an exciting prospect for Champions Season.

The Gadsby’s have a brilliant Kildonan filly in their yard named Vision To Kill – now a three time winner from five starts with a second place, she showed her mettle in her last run where she handed top multiple stakes placed Barbosa a half a length beating, over the 1000m stretch at Scottsville.

Kildonan at Yellow Star Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick

She also defeated the likes of Isca and Natal in the process. Out of Royal Vision by Alami, the filly is bred by former Gold Circle Chairman Robert Mauvis, owned in partnership by Robert and Sam Osman. Robert and Sam also own Kildonan Lad in partnership.

Another Kildonan to impress was the recent debut run of Pina Colada, a Scott Bros-bred juvenile who had a fast finishing second at Scottsville for the stable of Gary Rich and looks an exciting prospect.

From small numbers the champion sprinter’s progeny frequent the winners enclosure and he has had Graded Stakes winners with the likes of Rosier and Beach Goddess, as well as feature horses Tribute To Kylie, Night In Tahiti and now Mauritian-based Scotsnog.

Lot 135 at the recent Cape Yearling Sale sold for R60 000. The colt is a grandson of Rat Burana and sold above the sales average.

A winner of the Gr1 Premier Champions Stakes and the Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint in a record time that the likes of JJ The Jetplane couldnt better, Kildonan’s ability and courage stretched as far as the Vodacom Durban July where the sprinter specialist finished four lengths off behind the subsequent winner Hunting Tower.

At the 2016 National Yearling Sale, Mary Slack of Wilgebosdrift purchased a Clifton-bred Kildonan colt for R250 000. He is out of Esterel by Var, named Highland Hero.

At the recent Cape Yearling Sale which averaged R58 000 for a yearling sold, a handsome chestnut colt sold for R60 000 at a sale that favoured the buyer’s market. He is out of Indira by Tiger Ridge, the second dam is Rat Burana, Equus Champion filly in 2007.

Kildonan stands for a fee of R5000 at Yellow Star Stud.

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