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Purchaser: Holloway Equine Australia / Robert Kingston Racing VIC $240,000
Bred on one of the most successful crosses of recent years, this half-sister to city winner Coys is out of a two times winning half-sister to juvenile Listed winner Spectrolite from the family of stakes winners Hitapotomoss, Hit It Star and Diamond Benny.
Fastnet Rock has had 55 runners out of Galileo mares; 80% of which arewinners including an incredible 27.3% stakes winners to runners.
“She is typical of the breed,” Ford said, “low set with good nostrils and jowl, great bone and a purposeful walk.”
Purchaser: Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd NSW $110,000
A bay filly by Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1, 1600m winning first season sire Shooting To Win out of nine times winning Oratorio mare Tambo’s Jewel who was twice successful at metropolitan level. This is a family whose members really know how to find the line, Tambo’s Jewel’s four siblings between them winning 29 races. VRC and South Australian Derby-Gr.1, 2500m winner Rebel Raider hails from this family as do stakes winners Shamoline Warrior, Cadillac Mountain, Haybah, Jungle Edge and Brief Kiss.
“She is a strong filly with good bone. She is a tough looking customer who stands over a lot of ground.”
Bred on the same Northern Meteor/Danehill cross as Group One gallopers Zoustar, Cosmic Endeavour and Speak Fondly, she boasts three strains of the internationally prolific Rough Shod II family; Fairy King, Northern Meteor and Nureyev.
Purchaser: McKeever Bloodstock Ltd UNITED KINGDOM $95,000
A Star Witness filly who he describes as “beautiful.” She is the second foal for Sebring mare Bring The Girl, daughter of stakes winner Pleasantsundaygirl whose grandam is the Group Three mare Furama Nights.
“She is a real eye-catcher, a filly with plenty of quality who has really improved through her preparation. She has four white socks and a blaze, most attractive!”
Bred on the same Star Witness/More Than Ready cross as stakes winner Stellar Collision, this filly boasts a duplication of Danehill as do three of Star Witness’ 12 stakes winners to date; as well as three of his nine stakes placegetters.
Purchaser: Gelagotis Racing / Regal Bloodstock VIC $55,000
A half-sister by Choisir to promising Hayes and Dabernig trained two year-old Fundamentalist, she is out of Centafaith, two times winning daughter of stakes winner Centaleigh. This filly boasts four strains of the prolific Almahmoud family; Northern Dancer, Danehill, Halo and Royal Noble.
“She is a class filly and a particularly good walker.”
Purchaser: Kendrick Racing Pty Ltd QLD $60,000
A chestnut colt by Not A Single Doubt out of Chik Chik Boom, a winning Thorn Park half-sister to Group Two mare Villa Verde and the Group Three placed Miss Sharapova, dam of recent stakes winner Pretty Fast from the family of Golden Slipper-Gr.1, 1200m winners Rory’s Jester and Ha Ha.
Bred on a 4mx4f cross of his own fourth dam Rory’s Rocket, this colt boasts a fascinating pedigree; also featuring crosses of the great mares Natalma and Best In Show.
“He is typical of the breed; a neat, well balanced, strong early type.”
Purchaser: M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd / L Wilkinson VIC $110,000
A colt out of dual Group One winner Dorabella whose yearlings have fetched up to $430,000.
Dorabella is the dam of promising three-year-old Coral Coast who was a Gloaming Stakes-Gr.3, 1800m third behind Ace High. This is the family of Group One filly Insouciant and stakes winners Crusoe, Copper Mountain and Kudakulari. His pedigree also brings together the close relations Mill Reef and Western Symphony; a combination that has produced the Group One winners Zarita and Markus Maximus and seven other stakes winners.
“He is a scopey, well balanced, strongly muscled colt with a good action.”
Colt by Deep Field out of the imported Sinndar mare Kerimba.
“He is a particularly attractive Deep Field with a lovely head and a great walk, great juvenile potential and the scope to make a lovely three year-old.”
Kerimba is doing a great job at stud producing Listed winner Cathay Lady and the Group Three placed Extensible. Carrying crosses of the excellent mares Lalun and Somethingroyal, this colt is a grandson of the Goodwood Group Three winner Kerita.
Passed in reserve $200,000
A Snitzel colt out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes-Gr.2, 8f winner More Than Real. Her first two yearlings have fetched $430,000 and $580,000; the former being Listed winner Miss Debutante and the latter, Miss Imagination, who has won three of her last five starts.
“He has a beautiful head and is a really nice walker, a typically strong and attractive Snitzel.”
Snitzel has had 13 runners out of More Than Ready mares; 12 of whom are winners, furthering the success of the Danehill/More Than Ready combination that provides for duplications of Natalma and her dam Almahmoud.
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