The smartly bred son of Noble Tune followed through on his good form to impress at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on the weekend.
The win was part of a double for owner and KZN Breeder, Rose Waterman-Wentzel of Twilight Moon Equine on the day, and also enjoyed a second place.
All three horses for Waterman Wentzel of War Athena fame were pretrained at Brett Van Laun’s Camargue Stud, who reports that their last five runners pretrained from Camargue have won three races, and placed second and fourth!
Noble City, trained by Peter Muscutt is a half brother to Gr1 winner Battle Force, also owned by the Waterman-Wentzel family. Bred by Rupert Plersch, he broke his maiden at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth as part of Muscutt’s Cape raiding string by three lengths, ridden by Richard Fourie. He followed up with a third after that, finishing just two lengths off, however Richard Fourie admitted that he had waited too long on the gelding in the race and he could have won it and thanked the Peter Muscutt for giving him the chance to ride the horse again at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.
It was Noble City’s first start in KZN.
It is interesting to note that Varsfontein Stud purchased the Linngari half sister to Noble City and Battle Force for just R70 000 at the November 2YO Sale. It is a strong Black Type European family, and the French-bred dam Mataaib is by Elusive City out of a Dehere mare.
Noble Tune, the sire of a Gold Cup winner passed away, however his half brother by War Front has covered full books since his arrival in South Africa at Rathmor Stud. The first yearlings by Declarationofpeace will be on offer next year, and already War Front is proving a sensation in South Africa with the likes of Fire Away and the deceased Lancaster Bomber.
Mataaib visited Vercingetorix in 2023.