Smart South African Winner for Deep Field

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 12

A homebred for Shadwell, four year-old Deep Field gelding Al Muthana scored his third win at Vaal in South Africa on Tuesday as a short priced favourite, his success sure to be of interest to all the people now invested in his female family following the Shadwell Dispersal earlier in the year.

Trained by Mike de Kock, he opened up to win the 1500m Pinnacle Stakes by a length and a half running away and has now won three of seven starts and was fourth in the Group II Turffontein Dingaans Stakes.


A homebred for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, that was foaled and raised at Yarraman Park, Al Muthana is a half-brother to Group II winner Wawail and is the fifth winner from six to race from Group II winning Redoute’s Choice mare El Daana.

Al Muthana wins impressively - image Di de Kock Twitter

A $900,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell back in 2006, El Daana was sold at the Shadwell Dispersal at Magic Millions National where she was picked up by Paul Willetts Bloodstock for $120,000.

Her Group II winning daughter Wawail was sold at the same sale also to Paul Willetts for $150,000.

El Daana has a yearling filly by Wawail’s sire Lonhro that made $150,000 at the Magic Millions Weanling Sale and her two year-old filly by Astern made $200,000 at Inglis Premier when bought by Dodmark Thoroughbreds.

El Daana is due to foal to Too Darn Hot (GB).


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