Impressive South African Juvenile Winner for Lonhro
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 April 2017
Shadwell 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.

Naafer as a yearlingPrepared 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 Discreet.

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 Bloodstock.

Naafer was the most expensive yearling by champion sire Lonhro sold in 2016.
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