Publishing’s youngsters are getting ready for the early-season scampers and typical of his first-crop are the colts being prepared by Gold Coast trainer David Kelly.
Publishing stands at Raheen Stud and his yearlings were popular at the Magic Millions QTIS Sale in March. Kelly doubled up with chestnuts from Rare Prospect (Shinko Forest) and Dodgalady (Dodge).
“They’re both well-boned with lovely attitudes,” Kelly said. “I’ve just brought them in for a second prep and, fingers-crossed, they will be ready to race in October.
“They will go three-quarter pace and then sprint up over a furlong before we know whether to keep them in work. But the early signs are very positive.”
Kelly will train the Dodgalady colt for Bill Duncan and Andrew Baker. His dam is a winning half-sister to the Melbourne stakes performers Con’s Amy (Canny Lad) and Davcon (Anglia).
The Rare Prospect colt is owned by John and Margaret McCall. He is a half-brother to Rare Find (Gonski) who won an Ipswich 2yo race for Bryan Guy last year.
Kelly knows how to get a two year-old up and running. He trained the first winner by Turangga Farm sire Zizou this season when You’re Mine won at the Gold Coast in December.
A Publishing filly is also a member of John Meagher’s new stable near Nerang. The Melbourne Cup winning trainer has been based in Singapore for the last 11 years and is currently putting together a new team with his sons Chris, Paul and Daniel.
His Publishing – Trade Depot yearling has black-type right through the bottom half of her pedigree. Second dam Depot (Alysheba) is a half-sister to Champion Irish 3YO Filly Al Bahathri (Blushing Groom).
Publishing (Testa Rossa) won first-up as a February two year-old for owner Lloyd Williams and returned the following spring to complete a winning hat-trick at Caulfield. He trained on at four to claim the G3 Standish Hcp down the straight-six at Flemington.
Publishing possesses a true colonial pedigree peppered with speed and precocity. He carries a double cross of the immortal Vain as well as being from the same family as champion colt Rancher.
“He’s an ideal option for breeders wishing to race or sell,” Raheen’s Basil Nolan said. “He’s just like Testa Rossa in that they both had the ability to win as two, three and four year-olds.
“He’s an ideal QTIS stallion and will suit a vast array of mares including Danzig – Danehill line mares.”
Publishing stands at Raheen for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee. He is based at the Gladfield Valley nursery alongside Shamardal’s G1 AJC Epsom Hcp winner Captain Sonador.