Millford Thoroughbreds received an international update for its Inglis Melbourne Premier consignment this week.
Millford principal Richard Kerry will offer a Bel Esprit half sister to last – start Turffontein winner Arcetri Pink at Oaklands next month. Catalogued as Lot 233, the filly is from unraced mare Arcetri who is a half-sister to stakes winners Camena (G2 AJC Light Fingers Stks) and Jai’s Jump (LR STC Darby Munro Sakes).
Arcetri Pink (2f Rock of Gibraltar – Arcetri by Galileo) was impressive on debut at Turffontein last week. The Geoff Woodruff-trained filly took a 1000 metre dash by over a length. The Australian-bred filly was a $45,000 purchase for Heritage Bloodstock from Millford at the 2012 Inglis Premier Sale.
Kerry likes the yearling half-sister every bit as much as Arcetri Pink. “She’s a very similar filly,” he said. “Well grown, good size and just as athletic as Arcetri Pink.”
Millford has 13 yearlings at Oaklands Junction including a Testa Rossa filly from a half sister to VRC Maribyrnong Plate winner Exceedingly Good (Lot 498). Kerry describes her one of the choice lots in the draft. “She is a cracker actually, a very compact precocious filly – a real two-year-old type and she’s typical of the strong black type family she comes from”
Lot 438 is a Bianconi half brother to Group 1 winner Cedarberg (BMW Stakes) with plenty of solid black type in the family – a “very neat well balanced type” according to Kerry.
Not A Single Doubt has 14 lots at the Melbourne Premier and they’ve received updates aplenty with G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Miracles of Life. His Millford entrant is a filly out of Zabeel mare Marinov (Lot 732). “A very athletic filly with great length – and she’s by a proven two-year-old stallion.”
Kerry is adamant the Starcraft – Slippery Madam ( Lot 74) could be the pick of the draft. He’s the second foal from a half sister to G1 SAJC Derby winner Hard To Get. “He’s a cracker – a big-framed colt, strong with plenty of scope and quality all over. We’ve had plenty of potential buyers look at him already”
Millford Thoroughbreds is based at Nagambie and its honour-roll includes G1 winners Pinker Pinker (Cox Plate) and Littorio (STC BMW & VRC Turnbull Stakes).