MORE Than Ready’s Group One winning son, Perfectly Ready has wasted no time asserting himself as a potential leading first season sire after one of his debut crop scored an impressive win in the first 2YO barrier trial held in the Southern Hemisphere.
Perfectly Ready stands at Nick and Anne-Marie King’s Brighthill Farm in New Zealand which sold Tuesday’s 2yo heat winner, an unnamed gelding out of the Straight Strike mare Isodora, for $38,000 at the 2010 NZB Select Sale at Karaka in the summer.
Trained by Tony Mambry, the youngster proved too strong for his rivals to take the 600m heat at Waverley racecourse.
“It’s early days yet of course but it is a positive start for the stallion to see his progeny up and going this early in the season,” Vinery Stud’s Adam White said.
“Perfectly Ready was a grand 2Y0 himself placing in the Blue Diamond and we know what More Than Ready’s two-year-olds are capable off.”
Perfectly Ready’s first crop was exceptionally well received in New Zealand during the three-legs of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Sales series at Karaka this year selling for up to $290,000.
Perfectly Ready was the leading first-season sire during the Premier session of the National series boasting an average of $150,000.
He represents a growing number of More Than Ready sons at stud in the Southern Hemisphere including classic winner Benicio who stands at Vinery Stud at Scone.
“Given the quality of mare that More Than Ready has covered in recent years, it’s logical to expect that we’ll see more of his sons at stud in coming years,” says White.
“The early success of Benicio and the potential of Perfectly Ready certainly indicate that More Than Ready’s influence on Australian breeding will not be limited to his progeny’s success on the racetrack.”