Patrick Payne is pumped up for a big spring with All Friared Up. The Blackfriars mare joined his Plumpton stables after she ran out of options in Perth.
All Friared Up (4m Blackfriars – Proto’s Path by Protos) won 7 of her 17 starts in the west topped by the LR Beaufine Stakes. “She’s been back in work for a fortnight,” Payne said on Friday. “She had a freshen-up after the Adelaide carnival and has come back looking fantastic.”
Payne forged a close partnership with owner-breeder Neville Duncan a decade ago when he partnered Northerly in the champ’s second Cox Plate. “He was the best I rode and then some,” Payne recalled. “Neville has sent a few over to me but this mare is much better than all the others.”
All Friared Up was thrown in at the deep end against Black Caviar in the G1 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville in April. The winner was in another league but she did come from last on the turn to finish within three lengths of runner-up Sistine Angel.
“She will be ready to start first-up in September,” Payne predicated. “Placed right, there’s a stack of opportunities for her in stakes races at Moonee Valley and down the straight at Flemington.”
Blackfriars (Danehill) is less than a month away from collecting his second WA sires’ premiership in a row. The Durham Lodge stallion has sired the winners of $4.15 million and it’s daylight to second-placed Oratorio (Aus) on $1.62 million.
Durham Lodge has entered 33 foals for the Perth Magic Millions Winter Sale on July 29 and among them is a close relation of All Friared Up catalogued as Lot 54. The Blackfriars – Crossed Wires (Scenic) filly represents a gilt-edged opportunity to buy into Perth’s most progressive family.
Besides All Friared Up, the filly foal is from the immediate family of Blackfriars colt Rohan who has won the G2 WATC Derby and LR Belmont Guineas at his last two starts.
Rohan is a brother to the dam of brilliant filly Darlington Abbey (Stratum). She won the Perth Magic Millions 2YO Classic in February and completed an Ascot feature double in the LR Gimcrack Stakes.
Durham Lodge sire Universal Ruler, a G3 sprinting son of Scenic, also has foals from the family catalogued as Lots 46 and 68.
Universal Ruler – Wynyard Hall filly (Lot 46) catalogued for Magic Millions Winter Foal Sale.
She is from the immediate family of All Friared Up, Rohan and Darlington Abbey
PERTH MAGIC MILLIONS WINTER SALE
Foals A/c Durham Lodge
41 C Universal Ruler – Tivoli Danz (Danzero)
42 F Blackfriars – Tolleranza (Alzao)
43 F Universal Ruler – Urlay Nook (Blackfriars)
44 C Universal Ruler – Victory Rose (Victory Prince)
45 F Universal Ruler – Walk to the Moon (Star Pak)
46 F Universal Ruler – Wynyard Hall (Blackfriars)
47 F Hurricane Sky – Yorkshire Lassie (Helenus)
48 F Blackfriars – Yorkshire Rose (Scenic)
49 C Blackfriars – Bangadang Lass (Bletchley Park)
50 F Blackfriars – Caitie’s Own (Belong To Me)
51 F Universal Ruler – Cat Walk Dog (Danetime)
52 F Universal Ruler – Classy Charmer (Regal Classic)
53 F Blackfriars – Crimson Centre (Royal Academy)
54 F Blackfriars – Crossed Wires (Scenic)
55 C Universal Ruler – Exclusive Champion (Serheed)
56 F Universal Ruler – Express That Smile (Success Express)
57 F Blackfriars – Fortunate Sally (Salieri)
58 C Universal Ruler – Greta Bridge (Blackfriars)
59 F Blackfriars – Harmonic Scene (Scenic)
60 C Blackfriars – Idyllic Doll (Scenic)
61 F Universal Ruler – Idyllic Princess (Blackfriars)
62 C Blackfriars – Jacoba (Dauberval)
63 C Hurricane Sky – Newton Bewley (Blackfriars)
64 F Blackfriars – Precious Stone (At Talaq)
65 F Blackfriars – Prime Again (Marooned)
66 F Hurricane Sky – Rita’s Rock (Rock of Gibraltar)
67 F Blackfriars – Scene One (Scenic)
68 C Blackfriars – Scenic Rules (Scenic)
69 C Universal Ruler – Shock Pak (Blackfriars)
70 C Blackfriars – Show of Tralee (Belele)
71 F Hurricane Sky – Sloane Square (Blackfriars)
72 C Blackfriars – Stella Vision (Scenic)
73 F Hurricane Sky – Street Scene (Scenic)