Cacique: the son of Danehill suffered from fertility problemsPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Cacique keeps perfect record in Australia
JUDDMONTE Farms homebred Cacique maintained his perfect record in Australia when Whips Of Money was successful in the Pink Silks Maiden Plate over 1m at Coffs Harbour on Tuesday.
Cacique's only other starter in this part of the world has been the David Hayes-trained filly Readings who won her maiden at Kilmore in January, who races for Juddmonte owner Khalid Abdullah.
Whips Of Money is out of the Rainbow Quest mare High And Low, runner-up to Nedawi in the 1998 St Leger. She was imported to Australia in utero in April 2008 and was sold as afoal for A$36,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions National Sale.
Purchased by Queensland breeders Colin and Shona Clark, she was placed with Gordon Yorke and was untroubled to win first-up after a 24-week spell on Tuesday.
The Coffs Harbour trainer has also prepared Brisbane stakes winners One Lickety Split (Medecis) and Rare Diamond (Redoute's Choice) for the Clarks.
Cacique was a Group 2 winner at Chantilly before transferring to Juddmonte's North American trainer Bobby Frankel where he won at Grade 1 level in the Man O' War Stakes and Manhattan Handicap.
His dam Hasili is Juddmonte's jewel in the crown foaling the Group 1 winners Banks Hill, Cacique, Champs Elysees, Heat Haze and Intercontinental. They are all by Danehill except Heat Haze who is a daughter of Green Desert.
Hasili's first foal Dansili narrowly missed out on a Group 1 when runner-up in the French 2000 Guineas, Sussex Stakes and Prix de la Foret. But he has more than made amends at stud siring Group 1 winners including Rail Link (Arc) and Harbinger (King George).
Dansili filly Soft Sand can notch another when she steps out in the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington this Saturday.
Cacique joined Dansili at Juddmonte Farms in 2007, however, his fertility was compromised with a first crop that spawned only 30 foals. Among themis last year's Prix Jean Prat winner Mutual Trust.
Whips Of Money was bred to southern-hemisphere time and she was a stroke of luck in the wake of her sire's disastrous one and only northern book. Her dam has also experienced the ups and downs of life in England and Australia.
High And Low was one of the leading fillies of her generation winning the 1998 Cheshire Oaks and finishing second in the Group 1 English St Leger and Yorkshire Oaks. But she was worth only A$6,000 when sold by Coolmore (as agent) at the 2010 Magic Millions Winter Sale.