Noble Tune’s three year olds as predicted are coming through and he had a stunning win on Sunday at Scottsville with the well-bred I’m Free.
It may have been a double for Noble Tune had Noble Joshua not been scratched on the day after being injured in transit, the winning Gareth Van Zyl runner was strongly fancied for Sunday.
Bought by Wayne Badenhorst for R45 000 at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale and owned by Keith Smith, I’m Free is out of Silvano mare Free Parking.
She placed third on race debut impressively and won her second start on Sunday at Scottsville over 1200m, winning in a very easy fashion under Lyle Hewitson.
Another horse knocking on the door for a win is Frozen Tune who finished second to Line Of Control but half a length.
A leader at one point of the race in the final 400m, Frozen Tune has been unlucky – placing second in five of his eight places from 10 runs.
Noble Tune has had seven wins this season, with Noble Joshua recently and Paths Of Victory winning on two occasions.
Noble Tune stands at Rathmor Stud and Mike McHardy is pleased to report that he has had visiting mares from the Cape this season.
His Curlin half-sister recently sold at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale for $600 000.
Amongst Rathmor’s draft for the 2019 National Yearling Sale is a Noble Tune half-brother to Gr1 winner, Lady In Black.