Fastnet Rock colt a stand-out

Fastnet Rock colt a stand-out30 Jan 2023

A son of Fastnet Rock with an abundance of black type on his pedigree page was our star turn on Day 2 of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale.

Lot 363 had a number of buyers chasing him at Karaka, but it was Albert Bosma’s Go Racing syndication company that had the last laugh with a $325,000 bid.

“He is a lovely colt with a stallion’s pedigree and we were delighted to get him,” Bosma said.

He is out of the More Than Ready mare More Jools and she is a half-sister to the G2 Villiers Stakes winner Ninth Legion and the G2 Queensland Guineas winner Tsarita.

“The colt has got a great temperament and very correct so he’s the complete package and I thought he was tremendous buying,” Bosma said.

“He will stay here to get broken in and then go over to Chris Waller in Sydney later in the year.”

A striking chestnut daughter of Street Boss attracted plenty of pre-auction interest and that continued in the ring when Lot 246 was presented.

Prolific buyer David Ellis was successful in his pursuit of the filly with the Te Akau supremo landing the final blow at $250,000.

The filly is out of the Lope De Vega mare Illadore, who was successful in France, and a pedigree page that includes the G1 Monmouth United Nations Stakes winner Adhamo and Group winners Gwenses, Impassable, Spotify and Attendu.

“She’s a physically strong filly with a great walk and from a great farm at Cambridge Stud,” Ellis said.

“The sire Street Boss is renowned for producing classy types and she certainly fits the mould and she has a lovely international pedigree in her dam lines.”

Our day ended on a top note when Lot 434 was purchased by Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh and partners for $240,000.

The Contributer colt is a half-brother to stakes winners Midland and Rock Dove with their dam the Dubawi mare Pouter.

Earlier, former Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards was at Karaka to source prospects for his Hong Kong stable and he secured our son of Rubick and the winning Zabeel mare Jessabeel for $180,000.

Lot 266 boasts an impressive pedigree page which features Group 1 winners Bivouac, Camarena, Camarilla, Canny Lad, Canny Lass, Guelph and Sepoy.

An attractive Almanzor colt, Lot 400, sold for $180,000 to Sydneysider Duncan Ramage’s DGR Thoroughbred Services.

He is a half-brother to the G3 War Decree Stakes winner Diss Is Dramatic and the Group placed Cap Estel with their dam the Darci Brahma mare Our Drahma Queen.

A smart daughter of Per Incanto is heading to Victoria after Lindsay Park parted with $140,000 for Lot 345.
She is the first foal of the unraced Dissident mare Messing, who boasts a strong black-type page.

The second dam Rossarita is a half-sister to the dam of the G1 Queensland Derby winner Eagle Way and the stakes winners Assertive Eagle, Impressive Eagle and Soaressa.

Also sold for $140,000 was a daughter of Almanzor with Grant Morgan’s Ontrack Thoroughbreds securing the colt.

Lot 368 is a half-sister to our G1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Marky Mark and their dam is the two-time winner and Group 2 placegetter My My Maree, a sister to the G1 South Australian Derby winner Testifiable.