More Than Ready stretched his lead in the Australian 2YO winners and wins premierships with More Than Willing (Sunshine Coast) on Friday and Dazzler (Flemington) on Saturday.
More Than Willing (2g More Than Ready – Bashful by O’Reilly) is trained by Mark Spackman and he lobbed at $26 in the East Coast Shades Hcp (1200m). His dam was trained by Lance O’Sullivan to a G3 victory in the 2006 Cambridge Breeders Stakes in NZ.
More Than Ready’s regally bred filly Dazzler made it 12 winners of 17 races for her sire in the juvenile division so far this season. The Darley homebred won with plenty to spare in the VRC Spotless Plate at Flemington.
Dazzler (2f More Than Ready – Camarilla by Elusive Quality) had won on debut at Geelong in April and she came off a fast tempo set by stablemate Textiles to storm home at headquarters. Her dam was a G1 winner of the 2007 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Second dam Camarena (Danehill) was a G1 winner of the 1999 Queensland Derby and she is a sister to the dam of champion colt Sepoy.
More Than Ready tops the table for Australian 2YO winners (12) and wins (17) this season and that list is headed by his G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready. Husson is next (10 winners of 11 races) from Not A Single Doubt (9 winners of 14 races).
More Than Ready will stand for a $121,000 fee at Vinery this year. His G1 winning son Perfectly Ready weighed in with his 21st first crop winner at Bendigo on Friday.
Doll In Hi Heels (3f Perfectly Ready – Beada Baby by Stop the Music) is a member of Ellerton – Zahra Racing and she did the honours as a short-priced favourite in the Leech Jewellers Maiden (1300m).
Perfectly Ready was a G1 winner of the 2006 Goodwood Handicap and he was crowned NZ’s 2010-11 Champion first-season sire by earnings, winners and wins. He stands at Brighthill Farm in Hamilton.
More Than Ready has two other sons on the cusp of successful stud careers – Sebring (Widden Stud) and Ready’s Image (Lincoln Farm).
Sebring has covered a total of 530 mares in his first three seasons at a $49,500 (inc gst) fee. The 2008 Golden Slipper winner had 21 first-crop lots average over $134,000 at last month’s Inglis Sydney Easter yearling sale.
Ready’s Image sired his first winner when Leinan arrived at Keeneland a fortnight ago. His first southern yearlings were popular at the 2012 Inglis Classic yearling sale selling to a six-figure high. Five of his lots averaged over $60,000.
“Just like More Than Ready, Ready’s Image is the outcross our Danehill – Danzig line mares need,” Lincoln Farm’s Nick Posa said. “He’s a wonderful alternative to his sire because he is still the fresh blood but at a fraction of the price.”
Ready’s Image will stand at Lincoln Farm in the Hunter Valley for a $5,500 (inc gst) fee in 2012.