Ascot’s Heavenly Blue Rocks

Son of Snitzel's first crop firing

Ascot Stud’s Gr1 SA Classic winning sire Heavenly Blue is starting to fire on all cylinders, with the son of four times Australian champion sire Snitzel responsible for the very impressive first crop recent winner Zinovi and the progressive Three Rocks, who made it five wins on the trot at Fairview on Sunday.

Zinovi, his sire’s very first winner when scoring at Turffontein back in April, made a big impression when he won a progress plate by nearly five lengths recently and he looks a potential feature race contender in the making.

Heavenly Blue, whose daughter Amazing Colours also recently won, is also the sire of the very smart filly Three Rocks, a winner at Fairview on Sunday, and now boasting a first cheque in five of her first six starts.

Richard Fourie guides Three Rocks to five in a row (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Bred by Ascot Stud, the 3yo Three Rocks is out the UK-raced Rock Of Gibraltar mare, Rockie Bright.

She is raced by the ASSM Racing Syndicate for trainer Alan Greeff and cost just R100 000 at the National 2yo Sale.

Ascot will be bringing nine two-year-olds to the upcoming BSA November Two Year Old Sale, with their draft including five lots by Heavenly Blue.

Ashley Parker has the following to say about a few potential standouts in Ascot’s draft:

  • Lot 19: Clever Candy f Heavenly Blue – Scented Ash

She is a strong, good quartered filly out of a Guineas winner from Legislates immediate family

  • Lot 26: Key News c Heavenly Blue – Silva Key

A racy scopy colt out of a six time winner from the famous Soho Secret family

  • Lot 79: Smart Horse c Heavenly Blue – Cupid’s Kiss

He is aptly named Smart Horse. A powerful, big strong colt out of a Jet Master mare whose second dam was a Gr3 winner from the family of Golden Thatch

  • Lot 114: Genteel f Quasillo – Girl On The Run

She is a Quasillo filly out of a Gr3 winning dam who oozes class and stands over ground

This draft can be viewed in Block B at the TBA Complex in Germiston.

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