MORE Than Ready’s tally of individual stakeswinners climbed to 76 in the wake of visiting mare About Ready’s win in the SAJC Durbridge Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide today.
The Mick Price trained chestnut travelled handy throughout calling upon all her reserves to fend off her more fancied stablemate, Rightfully Yours in a thrilling finish.
About Ready is racing in career best form this campaign having placed in the G3 Bobbie Lewis and Listed Testa Rossa Stakes at consecutive starts.
About Ready is a daughter of city winning mare Quiz About (by Alquoz) and shares the same family as Doncaster Handicap winner, Soho Square, as well as Innovation Girl, Top Innings, Incumbent and Asian stakeswinners Enthused and World Delight.
Vinery’s More Than Ready has produced a new sakes winner almost fortnightly this season and is fast proving to be the hottest stallion in the country. With a service fee increase from $40,000 to $110,000 in 2008, More Than Ready’s best crops will hit the sales ring in 2011. Considering his progeny’s phenominal success on the track thus far and the emergence of sire son’s Perfectly Ready, Sebring and Benicio, More Than Ready looks set to cement his spot as one of Australia’s leading sire’s.