NZ Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale next week offers a unique opportunity to secure the progeny of a number of promising young Kiwi sires that are bursting into the headlines.
A notable example is that of Waikato Stud’s Cox Plate winner Savabeel. The sire son of Zabeel has some talented black-type winners to his name including Tullamore, Strike the Stars, Dowager Queen and Scarlett Lady.
Savabeel sired his second Group 1 winner this spring when his Ready to Run graduate Sangster won the VRC Derby.
The sire of 11 stakes winners from four crops, Savabeel is currently sitting in sixth place on the Australian sires’ premiership from just 58 runners this season. With the exception of Dunaden’s sire Nicobar, the four sires above him – Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock, Reset and Elusive Quality – currently average 121 runners each, highlighting the success of his Australian season thus far.
Savabeel has 14 two-year-olds in the Ready to Run Sale including:
Lot 92 is from Casey & Michelle Dando’s Bradbury Park. His dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 placed two-year-old Manten (Encosta de Lago). Their dam is the stakes winning mare Dazzling Belle (Desert Sun).
Lot 282 from Oxford Thoroughbreds is the colt from the G3 winning mare Rhysess (Pins) who holds a nomination for the Golden Slipper.
Lot 336 is also from Bradbury Park. He’s a colt from the G3 winner Sustaad (Kaapstad).
Darci Brahma currently heads New Zealand’s sires’ premiership for 3YO winners including top Aussie based galloper Darci be Good. He won the LR Fernhill Handicap at two and the G3 Spring Stakes this season. He also ran second in the G1 Spring Champion Stakes at his last start.
Darci Brahma is five-time Group 1 winning son of Danehill. In New Zealand, his progeny are headlined by the promising filly Artistic who won the Listed Bonecrusher Stakes and is among the leading contenders for this weekend’s Group 1 NZ Bloodstock 1000 Guineas.
In Singapore, Super Easy is also firing on all cylinders being unbeaten in four starts. His latest win in the Open Class Kranji Stakes (1200m) saw him run the final 600 metres in a super quick 33.32 seconds.
Darci Brahma has an outstanding selection of 11 two-year-olds in the Sale including:
Lot 11 from Curraghmore Stud is the half-brother to the Group 1 winner Veloce Bella (Volksraad).
Lot 277 from Mana Park is the half-brother to the Group 1 Queensland Oaks winner Vouvray (Zabeel) from the Group 2 winning mare Real Success (Success Express).
There are also siblings to the Group 3 winner Grand Dancer (No Excuse Needed) (Lot 74) and stakes winners Bridgestone (Pentire) (Lot 146) and Mirandola (O’Reilly) (Lot 248).
Windsor Park’s Group 1 winning sire Thorn Park had an outstanding 2010-11 season through the deeds of his star performers Jimmy Choux, The Party Stand and Veyron.
Thorn Park was the only stallion in Australasia last season to sire three individual Group 1 winners. He also made history with his domestic progeny earning over $3 million, a New Zealand record.
A descendant of the prolific broodmare Denise’s Joy (Seventh Hussar), Thorn Park has seven two-year-olds in the Sale including:
Lot 70 from Windsor Park Stud is the colt from Chile (Volksraad). The dam is a sister to G1 Oakleigh Plate winner Dantelah. A Champion New Zealand Sire 8 times, Volksraad is the damsire of 17 stakes winners including Beauty Flash (Golan) and Lights of Heaven (Zabeel).
Lot 308 from Esker Lodge is from the multiple stakes winning mare Sheka (Sandtrap).
A brilliant sprinter who competed on the international stage, Falkirk is the sire of some promising types, with his progeny showing a good deal of potential in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia.
Durham Town is one of Falkirk’s leading sons in New Zealand at present and looks to be a very promising horse, winning four of his six starts. Hong Kong trainer Casper Fownes also looks to have a promising type in Best City who has put together back-to-back victories at Sha Tin.
In Australia, Falkirk has had just 10 runners, 8 of which are winners with his four-year-old daughter Aqualin unbeaten in three starts. Falkirk has seven entries in the Ready to Run Sale including:
Lot 105 from Dubai Century (Military Plume) is a half-sister to the stakes placed Nicola Lass (Scenic), the dam of G1 winners Niconero (Danzero) and Nicconi (Bianconi).
Lot 348 is the Windsor Park half-brother to G2 winner Centennial Park (Thorn Park) and G3 winner Ballack (Montjeu). The colt is from the Last Tycoon mare Trephina, the same family as G1 winner Laisserfaire (Danehill) and the stakes winner and sire Foreplay (Danehill).
Other promising up-and-coming or first season sires with progeny in next week’s Ready to Run Sale include Any Suggestion, Bernardini, Casino Prince, Coats Choice, Excellent Art, Fast ‘n’ Famous, Hard Spun, Husson, Iffraaj, Librettist, Nadeem, Patapan, Perfectly Ready, Red Clubs, Shaft, Snitzel, Strada, Street Sense, Written Tycoon and Zizou.
The New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale takes place at Karaka on Monday & Tuesday, 15 & 16 November.
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