Fastfoot’s timing was impeccable when swamping his rivals at Pukekura on Saturday. The Iffraaj gelding is catalogued for the NZ Bloodstock Winter Sale at Karaka next Friday week, August 2.
The John Sargent trained galloper has been in top form this preparation winning two on end this month at Matamata and Pukekura.
Fastfoot (3g Iffraaj – Catch The Day by Keeper) showed an electric turn to overhaul Ashalini on a testing winter track. “He has really stepped up in his last couple of starts,” Sargent said. “He has the ability to handle the wetter ground which helps this time of year.”
Sargent said planning ahead is hard with a sale imminent. “But there are more wins in store,” he declared. “The horse has really matured and we are seeing the results now.”
Fastfoot is by the leading second season sire Iffraaj, who is enjoying a wealth of success as the sire of recently crowned Filly of the Year Series winner Fix. Fastfoot is the only foal to race from his dam who is a half-sister to G2 MVRC Oaks winner Pure Harmony (Stravinsky).
Fastfoot has been catalogued as Lot 70 in the racehorse section of the upcoming Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale. Supplementary entries are still open for the sale until Friday, July 26.
A stallion parade will be held at 10am before the Sale starts on August 2 with the following on show at Karaka:
Blue-blooded son of Redoute’s Choice. A five-time stakes winner, he is a half-brother to exciting young sire Darci Brahma. Stands at Cambridge Stud for $7,000 (plus gst).
Group 2 Concorde Handicap winner standing his first season at Haunui Farm for an innovative free service fee.
HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ)
Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter by champion sire Pentire. Stands his first season at Mapperley Stud for $4,000 (plus gst).
Group 1 winner at two and three. Son of Oasis Dream who stands his first season at Cambridge Stud for $12,000 (plus gst).
PER INCANTO (USA)
Group 3 winning son of Street Cry and the 2007 Champion Italian 3YO Sprinter. Stands at Little Avondale Stud for $5,000 (plus gst).
An outstandingly bred son of High Chaparral and a Group 1 winner over 2400m. Stands at Westbury Stud at $12,500 (plus gst).
RELIABLE MAN (GB)
Winner of the Group 1 French Derby at his third start. Son of Dalakhani stands his first NZ season at Westbury Stud for $15,000 (plus gst).
By Shy Tom from Argentina’s Horse of the Year. Won 7 races in Hong Kong and NZ$1.30 million in stake earnings. Stands at Archer Park for $500 (plus gst).
SUN RULER (NZ)
A $2 million yearling by Zabeel out of champion racemare Sunline. Stands at Archer Park for $3,000 (plus gst).
Dual Group 1 winning son of Montjeu and NZ’s Champion Sprinter in 2010. Stands at Cambridge Stud at $8,000 (plus gst).