The Avontuur policy of patience and giving them time is paying massive dividends for the progeny of their internationally proven stakes winner producing sire Oratorio.
His daughter Carlita showed her class in the Listed Eastern Cape Fillies Nursery and recently it was the turn of the beautiful grey, Mardi Gras out of Sarabande, who won in fine style.
There are high hopes for the Oratorio yearlings, who make up the bulk of the Avontuur National class of 2018.
First up is Lot 58, Cassimbo out of Torra Bay (AUS) who is a powerful, very attractive colt from an internationally successful female line.
Lot 69 – Vivant – out of Viva is a strong, robust brother to Live Life and Cold as Ice. “Viva is one of our foundation mares and she hasn’t thrown a colt in a long time, which makes this boy a wonderful surprise,” says Avontuur GM Pippa Mickleburgh.
The two fillies are Lot 310 called Before the Dawn, a high quality first foal out of the Var mare, Varikate. Lot 327 is out of Without Malice, herself by Jet Master, and according to Pippa you can clearly see the Jet Master looks in this filly, nicely named Ode.
Two fillies and a colt make up champion sire Var’s contingent. Lot 98, called Serenity out of Gr1 winning mare Bambina Stripes (ARG) is a beautiful young lady, whose name suits her perfectly.
The second filly is Lot 210 called Beautiful Mind out of Model IQ. “She is out of the stalwart line of Wise Dame who has done very well for Avontuur over the years and as Model IQ has mostly thrown colts, it’s wonderful to have this gorgeous Var filly,” Pippa says. The Var colt is Lot 512 called Big Bay out of Paradise Beach (IRE). He is a racy, athletic bay colt, who looks like a typical speedy VAR.
Lot 206, named Gabreira, is from the last full crop of Champion Sire Captain Al out of stakes winning mare Miss Ipanema. He is a big, strong, strapping colt and a half-brother to the talented two year old Carioca, so should do well.
A Captain Of All colt called Candyman out of Candy Vous (ARG) is a smart, strong, powerful individual full of beans and from a lovely imported female line.
Master of my Fate is the current leading first season sire and his classy high-quality colt out of Sea of Calm (USA hails from a great family and Lot 26, Seascape, should not disappoint.
Lot 418 is a tall, dark and handsome colt called Double The Fun by Twice Over (GB) and out of the imported mare Gaiety Girl (USA).
Pippa’s Avontuur lounge at Germiston – Quality Streets and the rest – is open and ready to host visitors!