One Cool Cats Up And Running

15 Sep 2008

New Zealand's exciting sire prospect
One Cool Cat (USA) made positive inroads into his massive billing this week, with two trial winners in New Zealand and Australia in the space of two days.

One Cool Cat, who has achieved 18 individual winners and four stakes winners from his first crop in the Northern Hemisphere, landed his first trial winner at Ruakaka in New Zealand on Monday courtesy of an unnamed daughter from
Attempt (AUS) (Danzero).

Trained by Richard Yuill, the attractive daughter of the Storm Cat sire was simply too good in the 2YO Catchweight 800m heat, winning by four lengths in a time of 0.48.95.

"She's a very speedy filly," said Yuill                                                 

She did it the hard way and on natural ability today. She sat three wide, and then ran away from them to win by four lengths.

We'll just take things gently with her and will look around for a suitable grade race for the two-year-olds."

One Cool Cat's second trial winner came one day later in Australia .
                                                                                                             (One Cool Cat - pictured)

Trained by David Payne,
Winter King (NZ) played his part for his sire with a smart win at Rosehill, winning with a length to spare in a 900m time of 0.54.26.

"He won by a length, but could have won by much further. He wasn't pushed out," Payne told NZTM.

All going to plan, he will line up in the Listed Breeders Plate (1100m)."

Last won by Sebring, the aforementioned Listed feature is for colts and geldings and will take place at Randwick on October 4.

Winter King is a graduate of this year's New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Premier Sale .  He was sold for NZ$175,000 by Palmerston North's Wellfield Lodge to prominent owner, Les Samba.

Wellfield Lodge studmaster, Bill Gleeson , described Winter King as having been a very special yearling.

"He was as nice a yearling as we've ever offered, a fantastic athlete and I'm not at all surprised he's already showing considerable promise," Gleeson told NZTM.

"We have a Stravinsky colt from the mare going to Karaka next year and the mare is currently in foal to Darci Brahma," added Gleeson.

Shuttling from Coolmore in Ireland ,
One Cool Cat (USA) stands at Cambridge Stud and has been fully booked for some months.