Out of the limited number of horses I assessed at the salesgrounds, here is the beast that flew beneath the radar and may well go on to win the war. No pics or video were available in the online media catalog, he was stabled in a spot easy to miss, and he came up late in the game when buyers were already departing the complex. He's the one that got away!! Except from Bass Racing who landed the winning bid at a price too painful to mention. Congrats to them. He looks like a destroyer-of-souls and the video doesn't quite capture the sheer foundational power of this future conqueror. He's still full of growth to come and his bone is right there to carry the world on top. And his price.. well it's just not right. Lot 466 unnamed; a colt by William Longsword out of Way of Escape (Grey's Inn (USA)) Rosedene Stud
Posted by Racehorse Traders on Monday, 3 August 2020
Age & Gender : yearling colt
Sire : William Longsword
Dam : Way of Escape
Damsire : Grey’s Inn (USA)
Breeder : Rosedene
By WILLIAM LONGSWORD (2013 – Stud 2016), 6 wins, R4,901,250, at 1400 – 1600m, inc. Cape Guineas, Gr.1, CTS Mile. Half brother to REAL PRINCESS (SA Fillies Sprint, Gr.1). Dam, Pagan Princess was a winner and is the half-sister to SW’s KELLY (Champion – Gold Bowl, Gr.2), VICTORY MOON (Champion – UAE Derby, Gr.2), FLAME. By Champion Sire, multiple Champion 2YO sire CAPTAIN AL. From the family of SW’s IMBONGI (Zabeel Mile S, Gr.2), SPRING GARLAND (Gerald Rosenberg S, Gr.2), ORACLE NEWS (Southern Cross S, Gr.2), MAHUBO.
WAY OF ESCAPE, 4 wins, R200,250, at 3 to 5, 1400 – 2000m, placed, Half sister to MY CHOICE,
Bishop’s Choice; dam of 1 previous foal
Miss Indiana (17 f. by Wylie Hall (AUS)): 2-y-o unraced.
YOUR CHOICE, 5 wins, R139,350, at 2 to 3, 1000 – 1300m, inc. TR Lewis Memorial S, L, Jack
Patience H, L, placed 3 times, inc. 2nd SA Nursery, L, 3rd Pot O’ Gold Fillies & Mares S, L,
Own sister to DOLLAR FORTUNE, Muscle Man;Half sister to CHASING GOLD (dam of
GILDED MINARET), ACE PILOT, Tawny Sky; dam of 10 foals; 8 runners; 6 winners inc.:
MY CHOICE (c. by Fort Wood (USA)): 9 wins, R521,135, at 2 to 6, 1300 – 1600m, inc. Byerley
Turk Plate, Gr.3, King’s Cup, Gr.3, Thukela Handicap, L, placed 8 times, inc. 3rd Sunday
Tribune SA Guineas Gr.1, Clairwood Christmas Handicap Gr.3, Christmas Handicap Gr.3.
Bishop’s Choice (c. by Mellifont (USA)): 4 wins, R292,300, at 2 to 4, 1400 – 1600m, 16 places,
inc. 2nd Racing Association Stakes, L.
Rakanda (g. by Rakeen (USA)): 7 wins, in SA and Mauritius, placed 29 times.
ROMAGNA (by Jan Ekels (GB)), winner, R3,960, at 3, 1400m, placed 5 times, Half sister to LAST
FLING; dam of 8 foals; 7 runners; 7 winners inc.:
ACE PILOT: 8 wins, R207,805, 1000 – 1800m, JWS Langerman Memorial H, L, Computaform
Guineas, L, 2nd Mainstay 1800, Gr.1, Cape of Good Hope Nursery Futurity, Gr.2.
YOUR CHOICE: see above.
CHASING GOLD: 6 wins, R327,950, at 2 to 5, 1000 – 2000m, inc. Gerald Rosenberg H, Gr.3,
placed 19 times, inc. 2nd Bloodline Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, DH Harris Memorial H, L, 3rd
Strelitzia S Gr.3, Gosforth Park Fillies S Gr.3, Maurice Passmore Hcp, L, 4th SA Fillies
Guineas Gr.1; dam of 4 winners inc.:
GILDED MINARET: 5 wins, R790,760, at 2 to 4, 1000 – 2000m, inc. Golden Slipper, Gr.1,
Gold Bracelet, Gr.2, placed 6 times, inc. 2nd Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1,
Garden Province Stakes, Gr.1; dam of 1 winner.
Protea: unraced; dam of 5 winners inc.:
Symbolik: 6 wins, R415,500, at 3 to 5, placed 10 times, inc. 2nd Memorial Mile, L.
DOLLAR FORTUNE: ARCSA Champion Older Female in 1995, 6 wins,
R373,495, 1400 – 1800m, inc. Arc-En-Ciel Paddock S, Gr.1, Azalea H (F&M), L, 2nd Garden
Province Stakes, Gr.1, Majorca S, Gr.2, 3rd Rothmans July Hcp Gr.1; dam of 1 winner.
Tawny Sky: 5 wins, R44,475, 800 – 1000m, 15 places, inc. 2nd Snow Cruywagen H, Gr.3.
Muscle Man: 7 wins, R252,490, 1000 – 1400m, 11 places, inc. 2nd SA Nursery,Gr.1.
ARABELLA (by Tiger Fish), placed, at 3, from 8 starts; dam of 8 foals; 8 runners; 6 winners:
LAST FLING: 4 wins, inc. Ladies Mile, L, 2nd Country Cousin H, L, 3rd Country Cousin H, L.
Be A Honey: winner, R1,190, at 2, 1000m; dam of 2 winners inc.: