Group 1 targets beckon Immediacy

Group 1 targets beckon Immediacy24 Feb 2024

Immediacy kept his unbeaten record intact with an impressive display at Caulfield to earn himself a trip to Sydney for higher honours.

Our homebred son of Tarzino was untroubled to make it three on the bounce with a commanding performance over 1800 metres to claim the G2 Autumn Classic for trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young.

“He will most likely head to the Rosehill Guineas (G1, 2000m) and then into the Australian Derby (G1, 2400m),” Young said.

Immediacy had been a winner at the first time of asking at Cranbourne before Christmas and then beat the older horses at Sandown before stepping out at Caulfield with headgear on for the first time.

“He was a bit keen, but he was five weeks between runs,” regular rider Luke Currie said.

“He’ll improve again and showed a good turn of foot when I did get him out.”

Immediacy settled three back on the fence before working into the clear before the turn and rounded off stylishly to sail home by three lengths.

Immediacy was originally bought out of Kiltannon Stables’ draft at Karaka for $15,000 by Game Lodge and was subsequently purchased by Busuttin Racing and Group 1 Racing for $200,000 when offered by Riverrrock Farm at the Ready to Run Sale.

"I was driving to the airport to go to the sale and I had my son with me and I said pick me a horse and he opened up the catalogue and picked out this horse," Young said.

"He was from a Pivotal mare, which is my kind of pedigree, and then we ended up getting there and liking the horse and how he breezed up and we ended up buying it."

Immediacy is a son of But Beautiful, who was successful on three occasions up to 1600 metres in England, and she is a half-sister to the stakes winners Ayrad and Dawn Of Hope.

But Beautiful’s second dam is the G1 Beverley DS Stakes winner Fire The Groom, mother of the multiple Group 1-winning sprinter Stravinsky, who enjoyed such a successful stallion career at Cambridge Stud.

All four of But Beautiful’s foals to race have been successful and we sold her daughter of Hello Youmzain to Busuttin and Young and Andrew Williams for $280,000 at Karaka recently and the mare is currently in foal to Embellish.