Samaready: sold at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for A$150,000PICTURE: Getty Images
Another top Aussie juvenile at the Ready
US-AUSTRALIA shuttler More Than Ready proved himself once again the go-to sire for a top-class Australian two-year-old when his daughter Samaready landed the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes over 6f at Caulfield on Saturday.
Samaready becomes More Than Ready's fourth individual two-year-old Group 1 winner in Australia, after colts Sebring and Phelan Ready, who won consecutive renewals of the Golden Slipper in 2008 and 2009, and the filly Carry On Cutie, who won the Champagne Stakes at Randwick in 2005.
More Than Ready, a son of Southern Halo currently standing at Vinery in Kentucky before travelling to the stud's Australian base later this year, proved his brilliance with two-year-olds at the 2010 Breeders' Cup meeting, where he supplied the winners of the Juvenile Turf races for colts and fillies, Pluck and More Than Real.
Samaready had won the Group 3Blue Diamond Prelude over the course and distance earlier this month, and the Mick Price-trained filly made no mistake in the real event, winning by three lengths from the Redoute's Choice filly No Looking Back.
Samaready was bred by Gerry Harvey out of the Secret Savings mare Samar, a half-sister to triple Australian Group 1 winner County Tyrone.
She was sold at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for A$150,000 to Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock on behalf of her current group of owners: Vinery Stud, Greenwich Stud, Echo Beach Bloodstock, Newsteadand Encompass Bloodstock.