Inglis Ready To Run Sale: The Hot Lots
By Kristen Manning
The Ready To Run concept has taken a bit longer to be accepted in Australia than other parts of the world but over the past few years the catalogues for such sales have strengthened and the upcoming Inglis sale to be held in early October will be watched with interest.
Breeze-ups begin at Cranbourne on Monday morning with over 100m horses due to strut their stuff whilst another 50 or so head to Canterbury on Friday week. Everyone is welcome to attend but those who can’t make it the gallops are taped and timed with dvds and usbs available.
The sale itself takes place at Oaklands Junction on Wednesday October 4, nicely time to coincide for the heating up of the Melbourne spring carnival… the time of year when everyone in their right mind is thinking about horses!
158 two-year-olds are due to go under the hammer with highlights on pedigree including…
Lot 12 b.f Kuroshio – Seeking A Way (by Seeking The Gold): by an exciting young Exceed And Excel stallion out of an imported dam of four winners including the Gr.3 placed Maureen de Lago. Hailing from a strong American family, she has as her third dam the US Champion Handicap Mare Waya.
Lot 15 b.c Danerich – Seven Year Itch (by Keltrice): by one of Victoria’s most undervalued stallions, he is a half-brother to the Listed winner Scratchy Lass from the family of Melbourne Cup hero Viewed.
Lot 20 ch.c Choisir – Smytzer’s Roylani (by Royal Academy): a son of one of the country’s most reliable stallions, he is a half-brother to the dual Listed winner Jersey Lily and his grandam is the dual Gr.3 winning Golden Slipper placegetter Paklani.
Lot 32 gr.c Pierro – Tempest Tost (by Statue Of Liberty): by last season’s Champion First Season Sire, he is out of a stakes winning half-sister to the Gr.1 sprinter Notoire from one of Victoria’s best black type families.
Lot 33 ch.c Strada – Tiger Tess (by Hold That Tiger): half-brother to the Gr.3 winner Brugal Reward out of a half-sister to one of the all time great Victorian gallopers, the popular multiple Gr.1 winner Apache Cat.
Lot 42 b.c Harbour Watch – Wejdaan (by Dubawi): boasts an interesting pedigree with crosses of two of the great broodmares of recent times.. a 4 X 5 cross of Fall Aspen and a 7 X 6 cross of his own sixth dam Best In Show.
Lot 77 ch.f Sepoy – Cloud Song (by Encosta de Lago): daughter of a half-sister to last season’s Gr.3 winning juvenile Tulip and the Gr.3 winner Sacred Eye from the prolific Fanfreluche family of Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur.
Lot 87 b.c Al Maher – Cry Poor (by Street Cry): by a consistently classy stallion, his grandam is a half-sister to one of the all time greats of the Australian turf, the triple W.S Cox Plate winner Kingston Town.
Lot 112 b.c Fastnet Rock – Heavenly Glow (by Spinning World): by a champion sire out of a two times Group One winner.
Lot 127 blk/br.c I Am Invincible – Kylie (by Danehill Dancer): by one of the country’s most popular stallions out of a city winner whose first two dams are multiple stakes winners; Hula Wonder and Natural Wonder.
Lot 138 b.c Medaglia d’Oro – Lucida (by Danehill): by a highly successful shuttler, his first three dams are stakes winners (Lucida, Peruzzi, Diamond Lover) and his fourth the incomparable Eight Carat.
Lot 156 b/br.f I Am Invincible – Philocracy (by Bureaucracy): dam is a winning full sister to the dual Gr.2 winner Noircir who was third to Sunline in the Gr.1 Coolmore Classic.
Lot 158 br.c O’Reilly – Pride And Passion (by Encosta de Lago): by a proven high class stallion, this half-brother to last season’s stakes winner Hard Merchandize is a grandson of the Golden Slipper winner Calaway Gal.
Kristen Manning is a freelance racing writer and pedigree analyst based in Melbourne. A keen owner/breeder who loves every aspect of thoroughbred horse racing, she has written two books focusing on the deeds of Fields Of Omagh and Prince Of Penzance.