GLOBAL sire More Than Ready grew his rapidly increasing number of stakeswinners by two last weekend with a double strike in the United States which lifts his tally to 69.
Todd Pletcher, the man who trained More Than Ready throughout his illustrious career, was savoring the win of three-year-old filly Caminadora who bagged the G3 Regret Stakes (9f on turf) at Churchill Downs. Caminadora, a US$150,000 yearling at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton August Sale, took her record to 2 wins & 4 placings from 9 starts for US$144,878 earnings.
On the same day and on debut in California, two-year-old colt Road Ready set-up an easy three-quarter length win in the Albany Lost in the Fog Stakes run over five furlongs.
A grey like Brightexpectations, Road Ready, ridden by Russell Baze for Jeff Bonde, defeated fellow colts King Cola (Lemon Drop Kid) & River’s Chapel (Chapel Royal). A US$100,000 yearling at the 2009 Keeneland September Sale & later a US$300,000 2YO at this year’s Barretts Equine March Sale, Road Ready couldn’t have pleased connections more when scoring the perfect start to his racing career.
Meanwhile closer to home, one of More Than Ready’s 29 Australian stakeswinners, Readyor, scored her second win in as many starts while wearing the Patinack Farm colours.
Nathan Tinkler paid $520,000 for the Keith Mackay Stakes winning filly at the 2010 Australian Inglis Broodmare sale in April.
Readyor was backed in from $7 to start $4.60 when winning at Randwick last month having not raced in 364 days.
She backed up with a rousing all-the-way win last Saturday again at headquarters.
“(Trainer) John Thompson has done a great job with Readyor to bring out her two-year-old form,” Vinery’s Adam White said.
“The way she seems to be enjoying her racing at the moment, it wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to see her go to Brisbane before the carnival comes to an end.”