New Predator, deceased after his relocation to the Cape, produced a facile win with Purple Pitcher bred by Bush Hill Stud in the Gr2 Jonsson Workwear Dingaans.
He took on the likes of Sandringham Summit and Gimmeanotherchance, to win by a quarter of a length at even weights of 60kgs over a mile.
Giving owner Mr Stincky Pooe a family Graded Stakes winning double, as he also owns Purple Pitcher’s Gr3 winning sister Miss Daisy, they are out of the mare Heliantha by Count Dubois who has produced five winners to date. This is the family of Eyes Wide Open, Alastor and Wild Aster.
Purple Pitcher sold for R170 000 off the 2022 KZN Yearling Sale, and has now won five races in a row, with Hollywoodbets Durban July jockey in the saddle for all five of his starts, Kabelo Matsunyane.
Trainer Robyn Klaasen welcomed her baby son on Friday and has always held Purple Pitcher in high regard and mentioned in her first winning interview with Purple Pitcher, that he was a possible future triple crown candidate.
The success for KZN didn’t stop there, as KZN’s past stalwart sire Kahal is proving his mettle as a broodmare sire, winning the Gr1 Betway Summer Cup with Pathfork gelding Royal Victory for his elated KZN connections, Nathan Kotzen and owners Mrs PJ Victor, Brandon Wiese and Natasha Sturdy.
Kahal is on 32% winners to runners as a broodmare sire, and is also the broodmare sire of Blue Sky sire, Gr1 winning Chimichuri Run.
New Predator has three horses on offer at today’s November 2YO Sale. One interesting prospect is inbred to New Approach, the sire of New Predator – Lot 37 on offer from Clifton Stud, and she has the looks to go with her pedigree, being a chestnut filly with her long white socks behind as was the case with New Approach.
Blue Sky also have two on offer – Lot 148 is the spitting image of his sire New Predator, from the family of Al Nitak, The Sheik and Billy Bowlegs. The other is Lot 60, a quality filly from the family of Irridescence and Perfect Promise.
The November 2YO sale begins at 11am today at the TBA Complex.