Makybe Progeny Flying the Vancouver Flag
With only two Vancouver colts bred on the farm in his first season at stud, it would be fair to say that we couldn’t be happier with how his stock have hit the racetrack. The Gai Waterhouse trained Narvaez broke his maiden in a strong performance at Bendigo on Sunday in the Super Vobis 2 Year old handicap over 1600m. With the farm retaining a share in this November born colt, it was always on the cards that he would benefit from a bit more time despite being a well built individual. Out of the Makybe raced Group 1 winning mare Headway, Narvaez has a pedigree that sets him out from the crowd for sure. With the Taj Rossi at Flemington his next goal over 1600m Gai feels that the future is bright for Narvaez.
The farm will also be watching the Group 2 in Turffontein on Saturday night eagerly too this weekend with the farm bred Mount Pleasant stepping out for only his second start having won on his first outing earlier in the month for trainer Mike de Kock in fine fashion. The second last foal from Life in a Metro, Mount Pleasant was a AUD $90,ooo purchase from the Two Bays Farm draft at the Melbourne Premier sale. Currently the favorite for the 1160m Nursery, Mount Pleasant’s talent is an unfortunate reminder of the sad loss of his blue blood mother in the Hunter Valley last season to colic. A half sister to Group 1 winners Abbey Marie and Absolutely, Life in a Metro left a Sebring colt who will no doubt be on the South African radars come sales season next year.