Gold Coast National Yearling Sale 2022
The Gold Coast National Yearling Sale is always a great event. This year I have concentrated my search on finding yearlings with high PRI scores and strong female (tail) lines,
Lot 1524 b f Brazen Beau – Za Star
Brazen Beau has made a promising start as a sire. He has recorded 16 SW and a SW/r of 4.69%. His colts have performed better on the racetrack than the fillies-13 to 3. Dosage suggests a middle distance horse so she probably won’t be at her best in the early 2yo races. The female line is strong with a 6GFI of 16.6%. Probably the best horse in the female line is Lucia Valentina winner of 4 G1 including the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
The cross Brazen Beau x Zabeel has already produced two SW
- General Beau, winner of Blue Diamond Prelude 1100m (G3)
- North Pacific, winner of Up and Coming Stakes 1308m (G3)
A PRI Score which is 95.0 indicates a high quality filly.
Lot 1655 b c Swiss Ace – Go Kate Go
Swiss Ace was a very fast race horse. I guess you have to be to win an Oakleigh Plate. At stud he has a useful record of 14 SW and SW/r of 3.22%. Dosage predicts Lot 1655 to be a very fast horse which should be an early starter. The female line is incredibly strong with a 6GFI of 49.6%!!The female line just rolls with SW and champions. Undoubtedly, this colt has the strongest female pedigree of any horse in the sale. Commands, Danewin,
Octagonal, Deep Field, Shooting to Win, Tristalove etc etc. I examined this female line for a previous client and concluded that the key mare in the line up was Klairessa the dam of both Eight Carat and Habibti. Most breeders followed down the Eight Carat path and bred champion stayers. Habibti , one of Europe’s best ever sprinters also went down this track without much success. So breeding the line to a very fast horse could produce something exceptional.
The cross Swiss Ace x More Than Ready has already produced two SW
- Little Giant won in Hong Kong 1000m (G3)
- Top Prospect won in New Zealand 1500m (L)
A perfect PRI score shows this horse is worth a look.
Lot 1745 b c All Too Hard – Mnemonic
We have commented before that the statistics of All Too Hard improve year upon year. He has now a record of 14 SW with SW/r of 3.22%. Colts out number fillies 9 to 5. Dosage predicts a miler- middle distance horse. The female line of this colt has a very attractive 6GFI of 13.2%. Jetball and Marwina are relatives in the female line.
The cross All Too Hard x Hussonet has already produced a SW
- Hard to Think won the Singapore Derby 1811m (G3).
With a nearly perfect PRI score this could be an exceptional colt.
The Gold Coast National Yearling Sale will have many good horses than the three I have studied. Its an event not to be missed.