MORE SUCCESSFUL MARES BOUGHT BY ALLANBLOODLINES
No need to pay big prices
5th Apr 2017
ACADEMIC PATH (AUS) (Royal Academy) showed up at the BSA Cape Mare sale a few years ago with “cover me by Elusive Fort” written all over her, after two matings of which we thought much less. David bought her for ZAR 27,000, packaging her for a client with a stallion service. Her Elusive Fort won at 3 recently.
RIGHT CALL (USA) (Point Given) cost 14,000 guineas at Tattersalls and is from one of the Juddmonte families. Bought for Riyo Stud during a visit by Gill Thompson herself, this lovely mare is “2 for 2” – the latest winner being a Stakes Winner on debut at 2 PRECIOUS PANSY.
MESSILA ROSE (GB) (Darshaan) had already produced UK small black type and two winners when imported. She has produced four winners since, the latest recently being ROSE OF SOWETO looking to be useful. A 10,000 guineas buy at Tattersalls in foal to Beat Hollow (Sadler’s Wells), that in utero filly is also in South Africa and is “2 for 2” her first two foals being a multiple winner and a single, still developing winner.
One to watch? ROCKIE BRIGHT GB) (Rock of Gibraltar) – offered on a bad sale day to be sold after difficulties for Kentucky Derby winning owner Fusao Sekiguchi, she was empty but her first foal by Footstepsinthesand was on offer nearby. That foal was really nice (and has won twice in 5 runs including 4th in a Feature). ROCKIE BRIGHT is a member of the globally renowned family descending from Alruccaba. David strongly recommended ROCKIE BRIGHT to Ascot Stud, costing modest money. Her first foal Rock on Wood by Twice Over was 2nd at 2 the other day to a good one in Tap O’ North and may be nice himself, owned by Bernard Kantor.