Impressive South African Juvenile Winner for Lonhro
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 April 2017
unleashed an impressive two year-old winner at Vaal in South Africa on Thursday
when Lonhro colt Naafer beat older rivals to win by a big space.
Prepared by Mike de Kock, Naafer was second on debut last week and improved on
that effort to race away and win the 1200 metre open maiden by five and a
quarter lengths as favourite.
Naafer was a $560,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell from the Mill Park
draft and is the second winner for stakes-winning Exceed and Excel mare Very
Bred by well-known South Australian breeder David Peacock, he comes from the
famed 'Discreet' family that has produced numerous Black Type winners including
the Group I winner Maybe Discreet.
Mill Park sold the current yearling from Very Discreet, a colt by Dawn Approach
(IRE), for $360,000 at Inglis Easter this year to Darren Weir/ John Foote
Naafer was the most expensive yearling by champion sire Lonhro sold in 2016.