IF you’ve ever wondered what it means when a horse is described as having “movie-star-looks” – just look at the photo of yearling Royal Silvano above. Great thing is, you can acquire a share of him!
Royal Silvano is one of four lots bought by Green Street Bloodstock at last week’s National Yearling Sale and Justin Vermaak commented: “Royal Silvano’s sire, Bold Silvano, is a result of the Silvano/Al Mufti super cross. This colt is by a son of Silvano out of an Al Mufti mare, some serious inbreeding to the great Al Mufti there. He has movie star looks! He will go into training with Gavin van Zyl.”
Bold Silvano has of course hit the ground running with his two-year olds. As a racehorse, he won one of three starts as a two-year-old over 1100m, but only came into himself as a late three-year-old and of course was a winner of the Durban July(Gr1).
“We bought another colt by Bold Silvano, he is Bold Cupid (photo below), who is from a Jet Master daughter of the quick race mare Tuscan Elegance. He wil be trained by Mike De Kock in Johannesburg. Mike has already saddled a two-year winner by Bold Silvano, one he liked at the sales last year and bought for himself.
“Then we have Hoppertunity. He is by the new talk horse amongst the stallion ranks, Crusade, who is stamping his progeny – he was a Gr1 winner at two in Europe. Hoppertunity has a strong German female line and the mare has already produced a seven time winner. He is also to be trained by Gavin van Zyl.”
The fourth lot purchased was Coral Queen. She is by the deceased Sail To Seattle, the sire of Gulf Storm and Elusive Gold (Gr1 SA Guineas and exported to Hong Kong). “This filly is out of a Rich Man’s Gold mare, a top broodmare sire, the dam is also a sister to Red Badge and Ravishing, a good looking filly with a pedigree to match and will also be going to Gavin van Zyl.”
We will be adding the new buys to our Horses For Sale page soon, including pedigrees and share options.