BIRCH BROS QUARTET CATCH THE EYE AT TWO YEAR OLD SALE
15 August 2017

BIRCH BROS QUARTET CATCH THE EYE AT TWO YEAR OLD SALE


Famed breeders the Birch Bros, whose family have bred and reared such legends as Sea Cottage, Wolf Power and Colorado King, will be represented by four quality juveniles at this week's National Two Year Old Sale in Germiston.


First of the Birch Bros draft into the ring is lot 105, a colt by Oasis Dream's July Cup runner up son Main Aim. The latter was represented by a string of winners last season headed by classy juveniles Leslie Shadowliner and Yaas.


The colt on sale is a half-brother to seven winners including G3 sprinter Kansas City.


Next up is lot 161, a colt by dual G1 winner and Storm Cat son Black Minnaloushe, whose sons include Breeders' Cup winner Dancing In Silks and Triple Crown winner Louis The King.


This well bred colt is a half-brother to 3 winners, including Sniper Shot-one of the leading 2yos of 2016-2017-and runner up in the KZN Yearling Sale Million and third in the G3 Avontuur Umkhomazi Stakes.


Lot 161 is bred on the same Black Minnaloushe/Rich Man's Gold cross as Triple Crown winner Louis The King and is also bred on a similar pattern to last season's G1 winning 2yo Brave Mary.


Ill-fated sire Sail From Seattle, whose offspring include recent G1 Champions Cup hero Sail South, enjoyed a tremendous season in 2016-2017 and the son of Gone West has one in the Birch Bros draft. This is a filly whose Caesour sired dam is a half-sister to Golden Slipper winner Final Judgement.


Her second dam is a G1 Garden Province Stakes winning half-sister to G1 Cape Guineas winner Alpha Omega.


Last of the draft is lot 448, a colt by sire of the moment Ideal World. This colt's second dam is a G3 placed half-sister to champion Evening Mist, and third dam is SA Oaks winner Sea Mist a daughter of the Birch Bros champion Sea Cottage