GAVIN van Zyl’s Team G Racing bid to R460,000 to secure a filly by Duke Of Marmalad (Lot 25, photo) on the first day of BloodStock SA’s 2017 KZN Yearling Sale that got underway at the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Complex on Thursday afternoon.

Named C’Est Serra, this dark bay filly from Rathmor Stud is the fourth produce of Western Winter’s Daughter Misty River, who has already thrown two winners from four runners including One Cool Dude, a nine-time winner and stakes-sucessful sprinter miler.

Nic Jonsson secured Lot 3, Caliente, a son of Visionaire, for R320,000 from Summerhill Stud. An eye-catching chestnut, he’s a half-brother to workmanlike stakes performer Greasepaint.

The second day of the sale starts at 12pm on Friday and features Lots 160 -276.

Photo by Candiese Marnewick.