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Lot 54 - related to the promising Act Of War

Seventh Rock

Seventh Rock

Klawervlei Stud’s promising young sire Seventh Rock has certainly made an impressive start with his first juvenile runners this season.

From just a handful of 2yo runners to date, the former Gr1 Gold Medallion winner has already been represented by the eye catching debut winner Seventh Plain (nominated for the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes), as well as a number of other promising performers.

Seventh Rock’s latest juvenile success came with Seven Wood, who pulverized his field to win over 1000m at Kenilworth last Wednesday at just the second time of asking. The Vaughan Marshall trained colt made the running before pulling away to register a two and a quarter length win over some highly rated juveniles, which included the highly rated Captain Al filly Jo’s Bond.

Bred by Klawervlei, Seven Wood was a R160 000 purchase from last year’s March Yearling Sale.

Wednesday’s impressive winner is owned by all of Messrs Dowling, Gardiner & Govender, and Mr and Mrs Atkinson.

His sire Seventh Rock has made a superb start to his stud career, and ended last season as one of South Africa’s leading first crop sires and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young stallions at stud in South Africa.

He has also already made his mark at the highest level, with Seventh Rock’s first runners including the brilliant Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion hero Guiness and the classy stakes filly Seven Grand. However, if recent results are anything to go by, Seventh Rock’s second crop could be even better than his first!

A blue blooded son of the hugely successful Rock Of Gibraltar, Seventh Rock is strongly represented at this week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, which is set to take place at the CTICC on January 22nd and 23rd.

Seventh Rock sired yearlings on that sale include:

Lot 9 a filly out of a half sister to classic winners Shadow Dancing and Captain Al –with the latter having emerged as one of South Africa’s very best stallions

Lot 11 a half brother to 2 winners, including the highly rated 3yo Precusor. This colt is out of the very talented racemare Oracle News –whose seven wins included the Gr2 Southern Cross Stakes.

Lot 24 is a filly out of a stakes winning Jallad half sister to July winner and new Klawervlei sire Pomodoro. This beautifully bred filly’s second dam is former Fillies Guineas winner and Broodmare Of The Year Golden Apple.

Lot 25 is a half sister to four winners. This filly is out of the top class racemare Rambo’s Jewel –whose seven wins included the important Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes.

Lot 30 is a half brother to five winners and is out of Gr1 SA Fillies Guineas third Rhinestone. The colt’s second dam is SA Oaks heroine Lambarina, and this is the famous Party Time family.

Lot 54 is a filly with a stunning pedigree. This filly’s three stakes winning siblings include the brilliant Act Of War. Definitely a filly for any serious buyers’ short list and one with the potential to reach the top on the track and at stud.

Lot 64 is a filly whose dam is a winning daughter of champion sire Western Winter and stakes winner Rubirosa. The latter is a full sister to Equus Champion and R2.5 million earner Young Rake.

Lot 76 is a colt out of a Silvano half sister to the top class stakes winner Alderry and Royal Vintage. The latter, a stakes winner on two different continents, also finished second in the Gr2 UAE Derby on Dubai World Cup night a few years ago.

Lot 134 is a half brother to no fewer than eight winners with his siblings including the talented Hong Kong based stakes winner Orange Alert. The colt’s Rakeen sired dam is a half sister to top class filly Cover Look (herself a stakes producer in the UK), and second dam is the multiple Grade 1 winner Fanciful.

Lot 148 is a colt out of a top class stakes winner of six, by emerging broodmare sire Parade Leader. His numerous classy relatives include the recently retired multiple Grade 1 winner Capetown Noir – who earned over R2.6 million on the track.

Lot 156 is a half brother to three winners and hails from the family of Grade 1 winners Counter Action, Divine Fashion and Perfect Order.

Lot 177 is a colt out of the talented racemare Laughing River, a stakes placed winner of four. From a top family, this well bred colt’s Grade 1 winning relatives include the ill fated Divine Jury and former Met hero Martial Eagle.

Lot 194 is a half brother to two winners, including stakes winner Counts Rocket. Out of a mare by the world’s greatest sire Galileo (himself broodmare sire of 2014 2000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder), this colt hails from an outstanding Juddmonte family, whose members include French Oaks winner Nebraska Tornado.

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