Noble Tune News Updates On The Track And Sales
Paths Of Victory wins at Greyville over 1900m on Wednesday. Image: Anneke Kitching
Noble Tune has been back in the news after a superb winner at Greyville on Wednesday with Rathmor-bred Paths Of Victory over 1900m, out of a very well-related mare we specifically purchased for Noble Tune. Noble Tune won his Gr2 and Gr3 each over 1800m, and his progeny will be enjoying sprinter-miler distances as three year olds.
Paths Of Victory won his fourth start very comfortably in his first step up in trip over 1900m from 1400m for trainer Gareth Van Zyl and owner Mario Ferreira. This follows on from Incredible Tune's win on 31 July at Fairview for the then 2YO filly over 1200m.
Both Abelie (a filly bred by Piemonte Stud out of Bayard Crown) and White Lightning will be looking to win soon - the latter, born and raised at Rathmor for his breeder has been very unlucky to finish two close seconds in both of his starts and has an unbelievably fast turn of foot and likes to come from behind the field, very much the running style of Noble Tune and his half-brother, Honor Code.
Abelie, a three year old filly, has now placed 5 times from six of her starts for trainer David Niewenhuizen.
Another horse to feature during Champions Season was Play Another Tune from trainer Gavin Van Zyl - also relishing the longer trip, the 2yo gelding finished 4th in the Gr1 Premiers Champions Stakes, only three lengths off the highly thought of winner Soqrat (AUS). Out of an Oaks mare Another Goat, this horse will be looking for further as a three year old.
Noble Tune's impressive colt at the National 2YO Sale sold for R300 000. Image: Candiese Marnewick
In the meantime, Honor Code's first yearlings were offered for sale at the Saratoga Select and sold for up to $850 000.
At the recent National 2YO Sale, Kjell Foundation offered a striking colt by Noble Tune out of Natasha's Pride by National Assembly.
The impressive colt named Praise Singer was striking at the sale and scored impecccably for the Nationals inspection, bore a striking resemblance to his great ‘uncle’ Honor Code, with his black coat and four white socks and outstanding conformation.
Always a major supporter of Noble Tune, Lynton Ryan went to R300 000 to secure Praise Singer as Lot 403.
Praise Singer descends from a great family that served Kjell so well over the years – that of Kalaam, Eastern Greeting and Kwinta.
Noble Tune stands for a fee of R25 000 this season and we are excited for his crop of three year olds to come.
Well done to all concerned.