Matador Man, by Toreador out of Sahara by Mogok wins the Million Mile. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Matador Man, who won last year’s KZN Breeders Million Mile over 1600m at Greyville from Dawn Calling, is coming along the right way for a defence of his title.

Trainer Sean Tarry will be aiming the son of Toreador at the same race this year and following the four-year-old’s convincing win under top weight in a Progress Plate over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday, his owners will have a good degree of confidence.

Lot 23 Dune Dance Crusade – Sahara by Mogok Half-sister to Stakes Winner and Gr1 Placed MATADOR MAN, full sister to 2-time winner, Subtropical.

Tarry told Turf Talk: “He wasn’t too far back in the race and won well in what looked like quite a solid field. The addition of blinkers also seems to have made a difference.”

Matador Man, by Toreador, was bred by the Scott Brothers from the mare Sahara, by Mogok.

-Turf Talk Newsletter, 16 April 2018

* Note – No Worries was the first horse to make it a double in the KZN Breeders Million Mile, winning the race in 2015 and 2017. The Million Mile will take place on 30 June at Greyville.

NATIONAL YEARLING SALE UPDATE

**Matador Man, who is also a Stakes Winner, Gr3 2nd placed and finished 3rd in the Gr1 Champions Cup, has a Crusade half-sister on offer at the National Yearling Sale from breeders Scott Bros. Named Dune Dance, her full brother Subtropical is a 2-time winner. View the catalogue page at the following link.