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Time To Take A New Approach!
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The only son of the international stakes-winning Galileo stallion New Approach at stud in South Africa gets afforded a rare and solid gold opportunity to build on his outstanding start when he joins the exciting Ridgemont stallion band in the paddocks of Robertson.
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From limited opportunity of mares since his first season at stud in 2019, New Predator has made an outstanding start with his first offspring on the track showing speed and precocity.
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Ridgemont is synonymous with champions of the turf, with the stallion honour roll dating back almost 75 years and including such breed-shaping icons of the ilk of Persian Wonder, Elevation, Harry Hotspur, Golden Thatch, Jungle Cove, Badger Land, Jallad, National Assembly and Dynasty.
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“Ridgemont have a proud history of making great stallions and have some of the best-bred mares in this country in their paddocks. That platform of opportunity, coupled with New Predator’s ability to upgrade mares, and the fact that Mr Wernars stands the bulk of his high-class stock in the Western Cape, motivated the thought that it made sense to give New Predator every opportunity to fulfill his enormous potential. He is a bit of an outcross to other bloodlines here and it all adds up to a truly exciting opportunity,” said Vermaak.
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A relentless galloping multiple Gr1-placed Gr2 winner from 1200m to 1600m, and a racehorse of the highest quality, New Predator was a winner of the Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes and Gr2 Charity Mile, and placed in three Gr1 races, including twice in the Horse Chestnut Stakes and the Mercury Sprint.
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He hails from the first crop of New Approach, a champion colt in the UK with a Timeform Rating of 132.
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New Predator will be syndicated for R75 000 and shareholders will receive a cover and a bonus for the first three years – his service fee for his first season in the Cape will be R12 500 (live foal).