The Inglis Premier Yearling Sale 2022 is the second of their selling season. There are 783 Lots on offer from 99 sires. The catalogue is well balanced between sprinters and stayers. There is also a sprinkling of overseas bred yearlings to compete with those locally bred. Our search of pedigrees looking for suitable candidates for further examination is based on matching top sires with top broodmare sires. The resulting batch of yearlings is further refined using standard pedigree examination techniques.
Lot 127 f Exceed and Excel – Nazca (by Medaglia d’Oro)
The PRI score this filly is a stellar 99.8. Exceed and Excel has been a wonderful sire both locally and internationally with a W/R ratio of 48.3%. The female line through Nazca is excellent with a 6GFI of 17.1%. This area of the yearling’s pedigree bristles with exceptional horses. Zomorada (by Deploy) is the dam of Dubawi (now ranked second in global sires list) and In the Wings (by Sadler’s Wells) the sire of Singspiel.
The cross Exceed and Excel x Medaglia d’Oro has already produced two SW. Aquitaine winner of the L Mick Dittman Plate (1006m), and Bacchanalia winner of L Gosford Guineas.
Medaglia d’Oro is rated the twelfth best broodmare sire in the world.
Lot 463 f Medaglia d’Oro – Devout Heiress (by Speightstown)
A PRI score of 92.1 indicates a horse which should have success on the race track. Medaglia d’Oro is a successful sire (currently ranked tenth in global rankings ) with a W/R ratio of 54.4%. The female line is quite strong with a 6GFI 10.4%. Among the relations are Park Express, a dual G1 winner of both the Nassau Stakes (10f) and Irish Champion Stakes (10f), and dam of New Approach (G1 Epsom Derby). Alfred Nobel winner of G1 Phoenix Stakes (6f) is also a family member.
The cross Medaglia d’Oro x Speightstown has a SW/R ratio of 8.70% and produced two SW to date. Rockefeller won the 2yo Nashua Stakes G3 (1610m), and Whatwasithinking won the 3yo Auburn Stakes G3 (1200m). Speightstown is a son of Gone West and is placed 23 in global sire broodmare rankings).
Lot 655 c Magnus – Rathlin Island (by Giant’s Causeway)
A PRI score of 99.2 is spectacular for this yearling. Giant’s Causeway is currently rated the number five broodmare sire in the world. Consequently, any horse of which he is broodmare sire deserves attention. The female line of Lot 655 had a healthy 6GFI of 8.69% . Included are Mastercraftsman ( European Champion of his year), Hidden Talent (Kentucky Oaks) and Ack Ack (A four times G1 winner and America’s Champion sire of 1994.
The cross Magnus x Giant’s Causeway has already produced a G3 winner at 13500m. Platinum Kingdom won the Fred Best Classic and four L races in NZ including the Dunedin Guineas.
Magnus has not quite lived up to expectations. He certainly has the chance when crosses to this Giant’s Causeway mare.
Lot 779 f Foxwedge – Girona (by Giant’s Causeway)
A PRI score of 88.1 is still high enough to warrant attention. The AEI around this PRI score (expressed as a mean) is $41.7k. Foxwedge is a more than useful sire and of his 21 SW, 16 have been female. Hence Lot 779 is even more interesting. The female line has a 6GFI of 6.12%; while not exceptional it is above average.
The cross Foxwedge x Giant’s Causeway line has already produced the a SW filly Wild Vixen, winner of two L races, Bennet’s Racing Black Pearl 1208m and H C Nitschke Stakes 1400m.
There is no doubt there will be some excellent juveniles at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale 2022. Good luck in finding them.