The Lisa Latta trained Brackenwood will start from barrier three while the pre-post favourite Super Easy has the difficult task of jumping from gate 15.
Brackenwood won his first two starts in impressive fashion before finishing third in the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes (1200m) at Pukekohe.
The colt cost NZ$26,000 at the New Zealand Bloodstock Select Sale.
Brackenwood is one of three Perfectly Ready 2YO’s that made the made the final 18 out of more than 1000 Karaka Million hopefuls across the three NZB sales in 2010.
Joining him are Queen Boudicca and the Murray and Bjorn Baker trained Beejay Belle (2nd emergency).
”Perfectly Ready is the only stallion with three representatives in the Karaka Million which is a great feat, but to do it in his first year is quite incredible,” Vinery Stud’s Conor Phelan said.
”He is far and away the Leading Freshman Sire in New Zealand with five individual winners and three stakes performers including the Breeders’ Plate runner-up, Isle Be Ready.
”His success is also a feather in the cap for his sire, More Than Ready. whom it seems is going to be a very valuable sire of sires as more of his colts make their way to their stud.”
The 2011 Restricted Listed Karaka Million (1200m) field has been announced. The race is NZ’s richest 2YO event and it takes place this Sunday at 7.13pm at Auckland’s Ellerslie racecourse.
|Antonio Lombardo (NZ) B.C. Pins x Petit Verdot|| 7|
|Peter McKay||Andrew Calder|
|Premier Sale, B: Mr PN & Mrs K McKay, V: Trelawney Stud Ltd, P: $120,000.||$38,125|
|Savabill (NZ) B.G. Savabeel x Illuminate|| 18|
|John Sargent|| Hugh Bowman|
|Select Sale, B: Mr J G Sargent, V: Esker Lodge, P: $40,000.||$24,025|
|Super Easy (NZ) B.C. Darci Brahma x Parfore|| 15|
|John Sargent|| Mark Du Plessis|
|Premier Sale, B: Blue Sky Thoroughbreds, V: Esker Lodge, P: $140,000||$23,025|
|4||Brackenwood (NZ) B.C. Perfectly Ready x Woodminco||3||56.0||Lisa Latta||Darryl Bradley||Select Sale, B: Lisa Latta Racing Stables, V: Grande Vue Lodge, P: $26,000.||$17,928|
|5||Chateauneuf Dupape (NZ) B.C Darci Brahma x Loudenne||5|| |
|Lee Freedman||TBA||Premier Sale, B: BBA – Ireland, V: Pencarrow Stud, P: $310,000.||A$10,550 NZ$13,813|
|6||Dollario (NZ) B.G. Captain Rio x Dungaree Doll||4||56.0||John Sargent||Chad Ormsby||Festival Sale, B: Mr J G Sargent, V: Archer Park, P: $16,000.||$13,100|
|7||Jackthelad (NZ) C.G Danroad x Ishkala||6||56.0||Andrew Scott||TBA||Select Sale, B: Mr L O’Sullivan, V: Highview Stud, P: $75,000.||$9,000|
|8||Fort Lincoln (AUS) B.C. Charge Forward x Belle Toujours||2||56.0||Lisa Latta||Jonathan Riddell||Premier Sale, B: Lisa Latta Racing Stables, V: Curraghmore Stud, P: $110,000||$8,087|
|9||Release Me (NZ) B.G. No Excuse Needed x La Pearl||17||56.0||Stephen McKee||TBA||Select Sale B:Mr BG Hedley, V: Sir James Lodge, P: $40,000.||$7,725|
|Lady Chapel (NZ) Ch.F. King’s Chapel x Akela|| 11|
|Keith & Brendon Hawtin|| TBA|
|Select Sale, B: Mr K W Hawtin, V: Windsor Park Stud, P: $15,000.||$19,250|
|Venetian Raider (NZ) B.F. Rusty Spur x Rare Bits|| 10|
|Jim Collett|| Matthew Cameron|
|Festival Sale, B: Riverview Farms, V: Totara Park Stud, P: $14,000.||$10,500|
|Planet Rock (AUS) B.F Fastnet Rock x Akris|| 13|
|Peter & Dawn Williams|| TBA|
|Premier Sale, B: Mr GC Beemsterboer, V: Wellfield Lodge, P: $290,000.||$9,400|
|Cracker (NZ) B.F. O’Reilly x Dilemma|| 9|
|Andrew Scott|| TBA|
|Select Sale, B: Mr L O’Sullivan, V: Highview Stud, P: $32,500.||$8,625|
|Queen Boudicca (NZ) B.F. Perfectly Ready x Qwikchik|| 8|
|Jason Price|| TBA|
|Select Sale, B: Blue Diamond Stud, V: Leanach Lodge, P: $39,000.||$7,500|
|B1- The Aftershock (NZ) B.C. Nadeem x Queens Move|| 12|
|Shane Marr|| TBA|
|Premier Sale, B: Go Racing LTD, V: Haunui Farm, P: $65,000.||$6,550|
|B2- Beejay Belle (NZ) B.F. Perfectly Ready x Guinness|| 14|
|Murray & Bjorn Baker|| TBA|
|Select Sale, B: Michael Wallace Bloodstock, V: Lyndhurst Farm, P: $80,000.||$6,250|
|17||B3- Smoke’N’ Mirrors (NZ) B.F. Fast ‘n’ Famous x Bayswater||16||54.5||Francis Finnegan||TBA||Select Sale, B: Mr FG Finnegan, V: Hallmark Stud, P: $21,000.||$6,250|
|18||B4- Witz End (AUS) Ch.C. General Nediym x Gemstone||1||56.0||Stephen McKee||TBA||Premier Sale, B: Mr P J Walker, V: Rich Hill Stud, P: $325,000.||$4,000|