Nearco books 4 stakes-performed mares to Cape Blanco

9 Jul 2012

Nearco Stud, which has tasted Group One success this season with the Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential, has booked four top class mares to Cambridge Stud’s newcomer shuttle horse Cape Blanco.


“We believe Cape Blanco is amazing value at $20,000,” said Nearco’s manager Adrian Clark today.


“I was very impressed when I viewed his races.  He clearly had an enormous will to win and the fact that he won in black type company at two, three and four was another big selling point in my eyes,” added Clark who manages a big portfolio of breeding stock for Nearco Stud’s owner Greg Tomlinson.


The mares earmarked for Cape Blanco are Alagant Satin, Causeway Queen, Miraculous Miss and Tip the Wink.


Alagant Satin (Al Akbar ex Glowing Satin, by Noble Bijou), who is currently in foal to High Chaparral, was a Group 2 & Group 3 winner from the Murray Baker stable; her best win being the ARC Eight Carat Classic.


Causeway Queen (Giant’s Causeway ex Soul Singer, by Danehill) won 8 races including a pair at Listed Race level.  She is a half-sister to the dual Group 3-winning Solar Charged.


Miraculous Miss (Exceed and Excel ex Galway Lass, by Rhythm) is currently in foal to O’Reilly, having produced a Tavistock filly last year.  The mare was a winner at two and stakes-placed second at Moonee Valley in the William Crockett Stakes-LR.


Tip the Wink (Stravinsky ex Kape Dancer, by Kaapstad) was Nearco Stud’s foundation mare and won a pair of Listed Races before being Group One-placed in the ARC Railway Handicap.  She is carrying her first foal, by High Chaparral.