Yarradale Stud’s yearling sale this Sunday received another stamp of approval with a winning treble at Belmont Park on Wednesday.
The trio – all fillies – increased their residual value and ramped up the winning strike-rate of Yarradale yearlings. The last five crops off the stud have now won over 180 races and $4.50 million in prizemoney.
KYLEENA (Scandal Keeper) claimed the first leg of the treble in the Westspeed 3YO Hcp (1000m). “She’s an honest filly and showed speed at both ends,” trainer Dan Morton said. “I have a fair opinion of this one and hopefully there’s a few more wins left in her this time in.”
Kyleena is a direct descendant of Champion Sunspeed broodmare Miss Holborn and was a $20,000 buy from Yarradale at the 2012 Perth Magic Millions.
Her sire Scandal Keeper has 7 yearlings catalogued for the Yarradale Sale including half-sisters to recent Ascot winners Lost Heritage (Lot 19) and Woken (Lot 27). They are both sons of Yarradale sire Heritage.
DE JERSEY (De Troy) doubled up for Yarradale and apprentice Jerry Noske in the Westspeed 3YO Hcp (1400m).
“She sat wide but Jerry held her up and rated the race perfectly,” trainer Fred Kersley said. “She’s never far away and is a genuine filly. She’s was a late foal and that held her up last year but there’s no excuses now.”
De Jersey was retained by Yarradale owner Ron Sayers after failing to make a $20,000 reserve at the 2012 Perth Magic Millions. He races the filly with Kersley’s wife Judith continuing an association highlighted by champion galloper Northerly.
STORM SENSE (Street Sense) completed the three-timer in the Westspeed Hcp (1200m). She graduated from the 2011 Yarradale Stud Sale and has now won 5 of her 12 starts under trainer Steve Wolfe.
“At first, I thought she would be a nice filly for Albany but she’s a little beauty,” Wolfe remarked. “She’s only about 400kg but has got a motor.”
Yarradale sold a War Chant half-brother to Storm Sense for $170,000 at the Perth Magic Millions in February.
Yarradale Stud’s yearling sale at Gidgegannup starts at Noon this Sunday, May 18.