TBA complex sales grounds – 360VR sphere by Leon Setaro
TBA complex – 360VR by 360vision.co.za
Assessment day : Top selections for early career action at the TBA R2R sale earlier this month. 7x horses were shortlisted using the R2R trackwork videos (colts only), and then assessed in person at the sales ground where 4x survived the final cut. NB. Conformation reports are private and not included in here.Visionaire (USA) – Hezekiah (ZIM) (Kitalpha (CAN))
Impressive specimen that stands over ground and has a massive action. Strikes a balance between power and athleticism. Another quality example of gallop (video) matching specimen. Should be effective over middle distance and below at any age. Great all round prospect. Sold for higher than expected but still worth the gamble.
Visionaire (USA) – Cwebe Cwebe (Muhtafal (USA))
Archetypal precocious sprinter checks all the boxes as a surefire early action prospect with profitable resale end of season. A great example of quality gallop (video) meets quality specimen. Solid value at the price.
Duke of Marmalade (IRE) – Lisa Anne (Rambo Dancer (USA))
Best gallop video. Sublime action mover that holds together with ease at speed. Imposing and weighty specimen that appears quite mature structurally but still with pudding cover. Considering the quality of his recent track display there appears to be all kinds of promise to come with further development as he strengthens up. Looks like he’ll be most competitive as a late 2yr old/early 3yr old. A very popular individual that attracted a lot of attention due to his outstanding Group 1 & 2 winning ½ sibling, the result being a premium price tag at the business end. Perhaps a little too high considering the specimen as he stands, as well the sire who has yet to sparkle in SA in contrast to his international achievements. Nevertheless, his action (in the track video) holds high class promise and so does his Dam’s record as a producer of the magic SW genes.. and bidders pursued this all day long in the ring.
Looks quick and holds up well in action. Not quite in the same league as the others listed above.. he is a small specimen albeit well put together and balanced.. and noticeably light on his feet with a lovely floating trot. He’s an ideal ready to run prospect to take advantage of the early races and then be sold off even as soon as the opportunity for profit presents itself. Attracted a surprising amount of interest at the gavel which saw his price punch way above pedigree and/or specimen value.