Bruce and Delia Le Roux’s Spring Valley Stud, responsible for producing such high class performers as July winner Dunford and fellow G1 winners Buy And Sell, Count The Money and Indiscreet Fantasy, will be offering 14 lots at this month’s National Two Year Old Sale. Bruce Le Roux ended the 2016/2017 racing season on an impressive 49% winners to runners ratio.
The farm’s draft includes four two-year-olds by Spring Valley’s resident A P Indy sire Just As Well, including a three parts brother to the sire’s smart stakes placed winner of five Just As I Said (Lot 114), a filly from the same family as G1 winning siblings Buy And Sell and Count The Money (Lot 140), a filly whose dam is a half-sister to the dam of millionaire Red Barrel (Lot 341) and a full-sister to the above mentioned Just As I Said (Lot 437).
Fastnet Rock’s G2 Dingaans winner Curved Ball has two in the draft –a colt from the family of outstanding racehorses and sires Sea The Stars and Galileo (Lot 57), and a filly whose seven winning siblings include G2 Drill Hall Stakes winning millionaire Tales Of Bravery (Lot 366).
Royal Academy’s G1 Krisflyer Sprint winning son Ato has three members of his first crop on offer – a colt whose dam is a half-sister to current smart filly, and G1 Allan Robertson Championship third Visuality (Lot 200), a colt out of a daughter of G1 winner Please Be True (Lot 276), and a colt from the same female line as recent G1 winners William Longsword (an Equus Award nominee) and Real Princess (Lot 433).
Inform sire and champion Jay Peg, responsible for recent G3 winner Woljayrine, has a colt from the same family as Australian champions Lankan Rupee and champion sire Lonhro (Lot 212) in the Spring Valley draft, while proven G1 sire Brave Tin Soldier is the sire of a colt whose three winning siblings include G3 performer King Of Chaos (Lot 440).
Toreador, sire of this season’s dual G1 winning sprinter Bull Valley, has a pair of attractive sons on offer here – a colt from the same family as G1 winning sprinter and breed shaping sire Green Desert (Lot 237), and a colt out of a National Emblem half-sister to G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Exhilaration (Lot 401).
French G3 winner Eightfold Path, a beautifully bred son of champions Giant’s Causeway and Divine Proportions, has just one lot in the draft and that is a colt out of a half-sister to SA Derby third Rippling Ring (Lot 340).