|Atso Has First Winner At Scottsville|
Freshman sire Atso, standing at Robin Scott’s Highdown Stud in Nottingham Road, had his first winner yesterday from his first two runners to appear on the track, a bay filly named That So Atso bred by Scott Bros. This is an impressive kick-off for the chestnut son of Kingmambo.
That So Atso, a R30 000 yearling purchase from the 2011 KZN Yearling Sales, looks to be a steal after winning her debut over 1200 metres by 1.25 lengths under Keegan Latham at Scottsville yesterday. The filly is trained and part-owned by Duncan Howells, the balance of ownership belonging to Pierre du Toit. She won in yielding going in a time of 72.39.
Out of the mare Jump Ahead, herself by Sapieha out of Jump For Joyce by Dancing Champ, Jump Ahead has produced 4 runners and 3 winners to date.
That So Atso is a half-sister to Intellectual by Spaceship(ARG), a six-time winner who also placed second in the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint, and running second and third over two years in the Grade 3 Lebelo Sprint, as well as three-time winner by Opera King, Puccini.
Atso, an unraced son of Kingmambo out of Sea Of Showers by Seattle Slew, is an outstanding, athletic individual with a most impressive top-line and sizeable hindquarters. He has a beautiful head, a superb temperament and loves attention from human company.
He was unraced due to injury, but his dam is a four-time winner including the Grade 3 Jenny Wiley Stakes as well running a third in the Grade 2 Prix de Sandringham. His second dam, Chimes Of Freedom produced two Grade 1 winning sires in Aldebaran and Good Journey.
Third dam Aviance is herself a Grade 1 winner of the Phoenix Stakes and produced a Grade 1 winner named Denon. Other descendants of this Graded Stakes winning dam-line include Spinning World – winner of the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Mile, Grade 1 Irish 2000 Guineas and Grade 1 Prix Jacques le Marois (and he is now a sire of Grade 1 winners) – as well as Sagara and Piquetnol.
Atso’s sire is Kingmambo, a multiple Grade 1 winner himself who achieved an impressive Time Form Rating of 133. He is the sire of Grade 1 winners of both colts and fillies, and Champion Sire of Two Year Olds in France. His stud fee for 2008 was $US 250 000. His notable progeny include El Condor Pasa, Lemon Drop Kid, King Cugat and Henrythenavigator – to name but a few.
Congratulations to the connections involved with this filly, we look forward to much more to come from her.
Atso’s stud fee for 2011 was R6000; he stands at the Scott Brothers’ Highdown Stud.
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