The Sale begins on April 5th.. With all the distractions around I hope the organizers will be rewarded for their considerable effort. There are 91 Lots representing 39 Stallions. and interesting yearlings from Domesday and Foxwedge. The stallions fall into three groups
Established proven sires of Stake Winners who some people believe are past their best. (Holy Roman Emperor (67SW), Domesday (18SW), Falvelon (11SW))
A few up and comers, Foxwedge (15SW) )
The majority trying to make their mark or just starting off.
To discuss, I have selected Lot 14 and Lot 82.
Lot 14 (Domesday- Halle Mcollywill)
I have talked about Domesday (18SW, 5x G1) before. Lot 14 is the only horse that I can find in the Sale where the sire has produced a SW from a match to a SW brood mare sire. In this case Mossman. The horse was Cailin Miss(Domesday – Partygoer by Mossman). She only had 4 starts and won a Listed race in South Australia. Since retiring she has visited some heavy hitting mates. In order Foxwedge, Snitzel and I Am Invincible which shows someone believes in her quality. A PRI score of 85.6 points to a city winner. Although her 6GFI is a modest 4.8%, the action around the dam is very good (1xG1, 1xG2, 3xG3 and 1xL). The mating to produce Lot 14 is a wide outcross. No Danehills anywhere to muddy the waters .Although Domesday’s best horses have been colts; this filly would be worth a look.
Lot 82 (Foxwedge – Burleigh Bullet)
Foxwedge Young sire on the way up
If you are looking to buy from a sire on the way up, then Foxwedge is for you. His oldest progeny are only 5 yo and he has already produced 15SW. His three G1 winners are widely spread; New Zealand, Western Australia and Ireland. Urban Fox (Foxwedge-Lomapamar) easily won the Pretty PrettyPolly Stakes in Ireland. This race isregarded as a useful guide to the English Oaks. Lot 82 with a 4mx4m cross to Storm Cat is related to Sadilla (Foxwedge-Saderaat) winner of a listed race in Italy over 2000m. Lot 82 has Storm Cat 4mx3m. Another things this filly has going for her is that of the 15SW sired by Foxwedge, 13 are fillies and 2 are colts.
Both these interesting yearling from Domesday and Foxwedge are worth a look.
The Inglis Premier Yearling Sales of 2020 is next in line with 783 Lots and some interesting yearlings. My previous blogs in 2020 have looked at No NayNever and the staying sires Tavistock and Teofilo. Seventeen Lots represent them again and I won’t cover the same ground. But in the theme of trying to find stayers there is one Australian based sire that has sired three Derby winners. He has only one representative at the Sale.
This Horse (Red Ransom-In The Past) is an overlooked local stallion. When it comes to stayers his credentials are well up with his contemporaries .Domesday, Redoute’sChoice and Scenic have all sired three Derby winners. . To my mind, his record enables him to be classified as a sire of stayers. His achievements were brought to focus this week by Five to Midnight’s win in the Launceston Cup (G3). The horse had already won three Cups in NZ and was just beaten in the Auckland Cup of 3200m. Domesday has produced 18SW (5xG1, 3xG2, 4xG3, 6xL) that have recorded a total of 39 stakes wins. Of these only four were recorded at a distance < 1400m. Mares that have strong staying pedigrees will improve the chances of getting a useful stayer.
The Lone Candidate
One solitary yearling represents Domesday. Lot 131 (Domesday- Dom Perion) is a pretty useful loner. A full brother to the 2018 Victorian Derby winner sold to Hong Kong. Last year a tragic accident caused the death of Extra Brut.. Full brothers are not genetically the same, nor do they perform identically on the racetrack. However, we know the genes are there; it’s how they function together which is important.
Female Line Pedigree
There are three positive factors in the female line which support the view that Domesday-DomPerion produces a good stayer:
The female 5th generation male line comprising Northern Dancer, His Majesty, Bletchingly, Nijinsky, Red God, Halo, Vaguely Noble, Lyphard, is hard to beat for toughness and staying power combined with speed
The 4fx 5f between the daughters of Best in Show is a proven good cross
Although it doesn’t appear in the Sales Catalogue, the tail line mare Senones, has a famous relation. She is a full sister to the 1951 French Champion 3yo of the year.A dual G1 Derby winner (2100, 2400m) Sicambre (Prince Bio-Sif) who later became a successful sire (401 foals, 44 SW).He was champion sire of the year in 1966.