Lee Scribante’s Piemonte Stud have welcomed an eyecatching colt out of Flashing Star, by first season sire Hat Puntano.
Born on 18 August, the colt is out of a mare by Muhtafal – his yearling half-sister sold at the National Yearling Sale for R100 000 to Corne Spies.
Flashing Star won 3 times and placed 13, including 2nd in the Lady’s
Pendant Listed. This is also the family of Deepo and Hard To Get.
Hat Puntano, who stands at Summerhill Equestrian, won the Gr1 Gran Criterium as a two year old, and the Argentine Guineas at three, with 4 wins in total including the Gr2 Charity Mile in South Africa.
He is a sibling to two Black Types, a Gr3 winner and a Gr1 placed, and is a son of Hat Trick out of a Bernstein mare. Hat Trick is a son of Sunday Silence, in turn the sire of Japanese super sire Deep Impact who has passed on.
Piemonte finished the previous season with 31 wins and 163 places, for earnings of R2,4-million from 73 runners, and a 33% winners to runners percentage.
Piemonte Stud have the likes of Capetown Noir and Last Winter standing at stud.