Makybe’s star-studded draft for the 2012 Inglis Easter yearling sale was back in the spotlight at Flemington on Super Saturday.
Makybe has catalogued 11 yearlings for Easter headed by a Redoute’s Choice half-sister to Black Caviar (Lot 200) and a Street Cry half-brother to Makybe Diva (Lot 445).
The Easter bound half-sister to Black Caviar received another boost on Super Saturday when All Too Hard trounced his rivals in the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).
All Too Hard (2c Casino Prince – Helsinge by Desert Sun) immediately firmed in pre-post markets for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper behind Samaready ($4.50). The Blue Diamond winner heads betting for the April 7 championship with All Too Hard and Pierro on the next line at $6.50.
The blue-blooded colt is the third foal for Helsinge following the world-champion mare and brilliant colt Moshe. He won the Listed Talindert Stakes on debut at headquarters and backed up for a four length victory on Saturday.
Makybe’s Tony and Deslee Santic will offer Helsinge’s fourth foal at Easter as agent for Gilgai Farm. “She’s well balanced and particularly athletic,” Inglis auctioneer Simon Vivian said. “She’s by Redoute’s Choice and will continue to develop into a star yearling come Easter.”
All Too Hard was the star of Makybe’s 2011 Inglis Easter consignment when making $1,025,000 to the bid of Patinack Farm’s Nathan Tinkler. “From day one he has always wanted to be a racehorse,” assistant trainer Wayne Hawkes said. “He’s one of those special colts.
“He’s not a natural two-year-old. H’s doing this on raw ability and he’s going to be a serious three-year-old.” Hawkes added. “The Caulfield Guineas is his long-term goal for the spring.”
His sire Casino Prince was a G1 winner of the Chipping Norton Stakes in Sydney and G2 Alister Clark Stakes in Melbourne. A son of Flying Spur, he stands for a $27,500 (inc gst) fee at Patinack Farm.