Update for The Autumn Sun colt

Update for The Autumn Sun colt26 Nov 2022

A gallant Nicking Gracie posted the first winning strike of her brief career at Moe to provide a Karaka-bound family member with a timely pedigree update.

We bred and sold the daughter of Nicconi and will offer her half-brother by The Autumn Sun as Lot 227 during the Book 1 session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale in January.

Nicking Gracie is prepared by part-owner Robert Palm at Pakenham and the three-year-old showed steady improvement to place at her third appearance before producing a tidy front-running display to break her maiden.

The filly displayed admirable gate speed to cross from the outside barrier and dug deep in the run home to win in the hands of apprentice Sheridan Clarke.

Nicky Gracie was offered on our behalf at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale by Maluka Thoroughbreds and was knocked down to Five Palms and Bevan Smith Bloodstock for A$75,000.

She is out of the Thorn Park mare Hayley Grace, who was twice successful, and she is a half-sister to the G2 Waikato Gold Cup winner Bak Da Chief.

She is the dam of the dual Group 1 winner Te Akau Shark and also the family of the G1 Easter Handicap winner Pondarosa Miss, whose brother Ecuador was a Listed winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter.

Hayley Grace’s Almanzor filly was bought by Queensland trainer David Vandyke and Hughes Bloodstock at Karaka earlier this year and the dam has produced a daughter of Hello Youmzain this season before visiting Turn Me Loose.