MUSTER UP was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2018 National Yearling Sale. This colt is sired by Silvano, out of the dam Mocha Java (National Assembly), and was bred by Maine Chance Farms. Pictured above as a yearling.

Sex: Chestnut Colt
Foaled: 05/10/2016
Sire: Silvano
Mare: Mocha Java (National Assembly)
Breeder:  Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd
Trainer: Brett Crawford
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, April 2018
Pedigree: View here

Muster Up is a Silvano colt out the black type winning mare, Mocha Java.

He is incidentally quite closely related to another Hollywood filly, Mocha Rose (Duncan Howells) who has just notched up her 2nd win from just 7 starts (2 places), taking her career earnings to just under R160 000 (as at 20th March 2019).

He is not the biggest colt, yet he is very well proportioned with a lot of substance to him.

Our initial impression is that he looked like a 1000m – 1400m horse, but his pedigree would indicate a 1600m – 2000m horse.

Another fine moving individual with a quality presence about him.

He comes from the same family that produced the likes of Hunting Tower and Mochachino.

He was broken in by Jane Thomas’ Far End Farms and has joined up with Brett Crawford in the Cape.

Jane was pleased with his progress and he settled down well. “He has a great temperament.”

Updates – Muster Up:

August 24th, 2019
Following his eye-catching grass work 10 days ago, his positive trajectory continues and he is seen here excelling in his track work late last week. with stable jockey Corne Orffer up.

August 22nd, 2019
On the grass for the 2nd time and he clearly loved every second of it. He has really turned the corner and will more than likely have one more gallop next week, before we nominate him for his debut. See a clip of his gallop out at Durbanville – in the blue, closest to the camera.

August 19th, 2019
Muster Up had a grass gallop this morning, which according to the stable, went very well. We will a post a clip of that workout shortly, but in the meantime here he is back at stables.

August 4th, 2019
This son of Silvano has reached the point where he is just about ready for another grass-gallop. Weather permitting, we will see him on the grass in the next two weeks and that will give us a better idea of when we can expect to see him debut.

July 16th, 2019
Muster Up is strengthening up nicely and is starting to look like the horse we imagined he would become. He is still getting over a bit of a back complication, but the Brett Crawford team has done an excellent job at managing it and the outlook is very good for him. His work will be stepped up after his AHS vaccinations and we look forward to a three year old career, from this son of Silvano.

4th June, 2019
Muster Up is back from his stint on the farm. See the clip below for more about his recent progress.

13th April, 2019
He has hit a bit of a flat spot as far as his progress is concerned and thus hasn’t been keeping up with the demands of this current phase. As such, we have made the decision to send him off to the farm for a spell at Soetendaal. He will spend the next 3-6 weeks there, where he will be allowed to strengthen up and grow, before coming back in to get going again.

20th March 2019
Taken last Thursday the 14th March 2019, Muster Up seeing the grass for the first time. Brett Crawford’s comment: “he’s on the right in the blue jacket, I was pleased with how he handled himself and the professional manner in which he galloped, I will look to step up his sand work now, he has pulled up sound.”

28th February 2019
Muster Up’s pace work from Thursday 28th February 2019. He has a classy action, and will just need some time to get it all together.

4th December, 2018
He is still growing and will take some time, as Silvano’s generally do. However, he is starting to look like a smart little colt and he is taking every challenge he faces in his stride. The image of him below was taken this morning.

7th September 2018
He has done very well over the winter and he goes about his business like he has done this in a previous life time. He has a great temperament and seems to take everything in his stride. Not a big horse, but he is a strong racy colt and having almost completed the first phase of preparation for the race track he will soon be on his way to Cape Town to join up with Brett Crawford.