Captain's Choice


Account of WILLOWBANK STUD, Morrinsville.



Foaled 4th October 2005

Bay Colt


D 140

Branded: FINOnr sh; 66 over 5 off sh


Van Nistelrooy (USA)


Storm Cat

Storm Bird

Northern Dancer





Hail to Reason

Cold Reply

Northern Dancer






Hail to Reason

Three Troikas


Precious Platinum

Sir Tristram

Sir Ivor

Silver Liner

Sovereign Edition

VAN NISTELROOY (USA) (Chestnut 2000-Stud in NZ 2003, USA 2004). 3 wins at 2, Curragh Futurity S., Gr.2, Tyros S., L, 2d Curragh National S., Gr.1, 3d Ascot Royal Lodge S., Gr.2. Half-brother to SW Halory Hunter (Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.2), SW Prory (Sportsmans National Jockey Club H., Gr.3), SW Brushed Halory (Gulfstream Sabin H., Gr.3) and SW Key Lory (Monmouth Oceanport H., Gr.3). His oldest progeny are now 2YOs.

1st dam

CASCADE, by Oregon. 4 wins from 1100m to 1600m, WRC Sponsors Cup 3YO H., Timaru Signs & Graphix H., 2d WRC Tommy Harrigan Birthday H., Manawatu RC NZ Super Liquor Apprentice H., 3d HBJC Novotel Sydney H., 4th Wanganui JC Sovereign Lodge T.V. Heart Throb S., L. Half-sister to SUPERJET, Platinum Lady (dam of CUP OF GRACE). This is her fifth live foal. Her fourth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of one foal to race.

2nd dam

PRECIOUS PLATINUM, by Sir Tristram. Unraced. Sister to TOUCH OF SILVER, half-sister to PETRAVA (dam of HOEBERG, JALLAD). Dam of 5 named foals, 4 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

SUPERJET (Jetball). 2 wins at 2, WRC Wellesley S., L, Counties Challenge S., L, 3d Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, Hawke's Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, ARC Ellerslie Convention Centre H., Sunday News H. Dam of-

De Jetcat. Winner at 2 in 2006-07, STC Nepean Motor Group 2YO P.

Platinum Lady. 5 wins to 1400m, R135,100, 4th Clairwood Rupert Ellis Brown P., Gr.3, Newmarket TC Issie Shenker Memorial H., L. Dam of-

CUP OF GRACE (Royal Chalice). 8 wins from 1400m to 2000m, R926,710, Bloemfontein Thaba'nchu Sun Casino S., Gr.3, Thaba'nchu Sun Casino S., L, 2d Clairwood Easter H., L, Vaal Home Guard H., L, 3d Turffontein Summer Cup, Gr.1, Newmarket TC Elevation S., Gr.2, Java H., L.

3rd dam

SILVER LINER, by Sovereign Edition. 10 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, ARC Railway H., Gr.1, CJC Stewards' S.H., Gr.3. Half-sister to CONCERT, Fallacy (dam of CAVALLO BRUNO). Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

PETRAVA (Imposing). 1984-85 Champion South African 3YO filly. 10 wins from 1300m to 1800m, R370,315, South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Gosforth Germiston November H., Gr.1, Stuttafords Cup, Gr.1. Dam of-

HOEBERG (Maroof). 2001 Champion South African 3YO Filly. 10 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, Greyville South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Paddock S., Gr.1.

JALLAD (Blushing Groom). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, R257,110, Greyville Durban Merchants' H., Gr.2, Scottsville Ashburton Training Centre H., Gr.3, 2d Scottsville Administrator's S., Gr.2. Sire.

Wusool. Placed at 3, 2d Newbury Bridget Maiden S. Dam of-

Alberghetti (Carnegie). Winner at 2100m in 2005-06, 3d AJC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3.

TOUCH OF SILVER (Sir Tristram). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, Taranaki RC Grangewilliam S., Gr.3, WRC Roseneath H. Producer.