Pippie set to light up Chairman's Sale

pippieFlying mare Pippie (Written Tycoon), a winner the G1 Oakleigh Plate and G1 Moir S. in 2020, will be one of the star attractions at the 2021 Inglis Chairman’s Sale in May.

Pippie's owners, Heran Racing, are preparing to sell her after her autumn campaign which is targeted towards the G1 Black Caviar Lightning S. at Flemington and the G1 The Galaxy at Rosehill.

As a multiple Group 1-winning mare by one of Australia's hottest stallions and with a pedigree completely free of Danehill (USA), Pippie is set to create a huge buzz when she goes through the sales ring at Riverside Stables on May 7.

The 5-year-old chestnut mare has claimed the scalps of some of Australia's best sprinters in a 13-start career for John and Chris Meagher which has featured six wins.

Her all-the-way victory in last year's Oakleigh Plate announced her a star mare with Bivouac (Exceed And Excel), ranked as the world's equal leading sprinter of 2020, fifth in that race.

She followed that win up with another barrier-to-post success in the Moir S. at Moonee Valley in the spring, beating Group 1 winners Trekking (Street Cry {Ire}) and Bella Vella (Commands).

“She is a spectacular mare who is up there with the fastest racehorses in the world and she is a delight to have around in terms of her relaxed nature and temperament," Managing owner Glenn Heran said.

Newgate buys into Inglis Millennium favourite Profiteer

profiteerNewgate has purchased into top 2-year-old prospect and current $2 million R. Listed Inglis Millennium favourite Profiteer (Capitalist) in a deal with Roll The Dice Racing.

It’s a deal which has echoes of the one Newgate completed to secure now promising stallion and 2016 G1 Blue Diamond S. winner Extreme Choice, with Managing Director Henry Field looking to finalise the list of investors in Profiteer in the coming days.

Profiteer, who is trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, has had just one start, an impressive debut win at Flemington over 1100 metres in December, but that and a strong trial performance at Rosehill last Wednesday were enough to convince Newgate to invest in a majority share of the Capitalist colt, with a view to his long-term value of a prospective stallion.

"We've bought into the horse on a very similar deal structure to what we did with Extreme Choice. We’ve bought him at base price that is similar to what a high-profile yearling colt would make, with a bonus built in if he goes on and wins a Group 1 race," Field told TDN AusNZ.

"We work closely with (form analyst) Daniel O'Sullivan, and every year I ask him to find a 2-year-old colt that we can buy into prior to the Diamond and the Slipper. We have bid on three or four over the past few years and the only one we got was Extreme Choice.

"Profiteer ran a huge rating of over 100 on debut at Flemington, and it's very rare for a 2-year-old to do that on Daniel's ratings and that put him on our radar."

According to O'Sullivan's ratings, Profiteer ran 100.5 on debut. The only 2-year-old to produce a better rating at Flemington over the 1100 metres in the past five years was subsequent Group 1 winner Microphone, who did it at his third start.

Single-minded approach secures two million-dollar colts

lot-612notasingledoubtausonemorehoneyA desire to secure the best colts from the final crops of Not A Single Doubt has seen Tony Fung Investments and Phoenix Thoroughbreds go to seven figures for two of his sons on the third day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

The G1 Golden Slipper-winning partnership of Tony Fung Investments and Phoenix Thoroughbreds have doubled down on their faith in Slipper winner Farnan's sire, Not A Single Doubt, going to $1.8 million to secure one colt, Lot 612, and $1 million for Lot 529.

The partnership is clearly the Sale's leading buyer, spending $9.385 million on 13 lots across the first three days, with $5.19 million of that going on six sons of Not A Single Doubt.

It was Phoenix Thoroughbreds' founder Amer Abdulaziz who did the bidding online to secure the day's top lot, who is out of Group 2 winner One More Honey (Onemorenomore), and was offered by Emirates Park.

Shane McGrath, who is co-ordinating the Fung/Phoenix bidding in the Sale, said it was no surprise that both partners were a fan of the now pensioned Arrowfield Stud stallion.

High-class sprinter brings his A-game to land Lightning

nature-stripNature Strip (Nicconi) is a mercurial character and he was in the right mood at Flemington to show off his sparkling sprinting talent to lead home a Chris Waller-trained quinella in the G1 Black Caviar Lightning.

Blessed with abundant ability, Nature Strip can be an enigma at times but at his best he is an outstanding short course performer and he proved that on Saturday with a superb first-up display to defeat a field with 11 Group 1 victories between them.

The 6-year-old was given a sweet ride by the in-form Jamie Kah and added a fifth top-flight title to his record at the expense of his stablemate September Run (Exceed And Excel), who displayed the enthusiasm of youth to get within 0.5l at the post.

Nature Strip was sent out a short-priced favourite in this event 12 months ago and finished a disappointing fourth behind Gytrash (Lope De Vega {Ire}), but that was banished from memory with a powerhouse sprinting display.

$625,000 Capitalist Colt Sets New Classic Mark

Capitalist Mystical-Tale Colt Capitalist set a new record for the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale when his colt from Mystical Tale sold for $600,000 on Sunday, but the new record was short lived as another colt by the Golden Slipper winning sire bested that mark on Monday when selling for $625,000.

Consigned by Kitchwin Hills, the handsome chestnut was bought by George Moore Bloodstock and is the first foal of two time winning Casino Prince mare Theatric, who comes from the family of Group I winner and $5.8million winner Pierata.

“He was by far the best horse of the sale and by one of the best 2YO sires in the country,” George Moore told Inglis.

“He’ll be nominated for the Inglis Race series and will race here in Australia.”

The record breaking colt was bred by Richard and Kim McClenahan of Mullaglass Stud, who are best known for breeding Group I winner and exciting young sire Hellbent, who was sold at this sale in 2014 for $95,000.

Capitalist also produced the highest priced filly sold so far in this sale when his filly from Tricky Zippy (USA) made $380,000 for Newgate Farm when bought by Woodpark Stud.

She is the first foal of a Saratoga stakes-winner so has an international appeal to her pedigree.

Tricky Zippy had a colt by Capitalist last spring and was then covered by Tassort.

Capitalist has had 15 yearlings sell at this sale so far at an average $226,000.

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