21. What A Player What A Winter Shaan Madaary Maiden
Purchased from the 2016 BSA NYS for R300 000 as Lot 322.
A beautifully balanced yearling, What A Player was purchased with a future breeding career in mind having significant breed influencers in her female line like Darshaan, Green Desert and High Line, as well as class perfomers, not least last year’s top miler in the UK, Kodi Bear, and her half brother by Silvano, S’il Vous Plait, the 9 x winning, Gr.3 placed stayer.
Showing early ability, she was touched off in two Listed Miles in Port Elizabeth, possibly her best performance coming against the colts in the East Cape Guineas. An injury curtailed her racing career and she retires to stud with the all important Black Type against her name. Another with little Northern Dancer in her pedigree, she has many attractive mating options for her new breeder.