The first runners by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck were prominent at the Randwick 2YO Trials on Monday and there are more of his babies being prepped for the upcoming Ready To Run Sales at the Gold Coast, Sydney and New Zealand.
Pluck colt Cogliere was beaten less than a length in Heat 6. He vied for the lead in a three-way battle with The Reverend Demon (Hinchinbrook) and Exclamation (Helmet) until the furlong when eased down by Hugh Bowman.
Cogliere (2c Pluck – Final Star by Delago Brom) is trained by Marc Quinn at Port Macquarie and is a younger half-brother to Tarikah who won her maiden second-up at Port Macquarie in March. They are the first two foals out of a half-sister to the dam of Caulfield Group 3 winner Red Colossus (Testa Rossa).
Pluck stands at Vinery and is a replica of his sire More Than Ready, who has won the title of Champion 2yo Sire in both hemispheres.
The Pluck colt from Zaheerina looks another smart sprinter for the sireline at the Magic Millions Horses In Training Sale on October 13 after breezing 10.53s at the Gold Coast on Monday. Catalogued as Lot 87, he is related to G1 Queen Of The Turf winner Ike’s Dream.
There are four Plucks catalogued for the Gold Coast and three for the NZB Ready To Run 2YO Sale at Karaka on November 18 & 19.
His Kiwi 2YO (Lot 66) is being offered by Matamata agents Weowna Park and is the first foal of Spirit Of Karlu, an unraced Dubawi mare related to G1 Victoria Derby winner Benicio (More Than Ready).
Vinery sire Husson was also prominent at the Magic Millions Breeze-ups with his colt from Cash Crazy (Lot 115) clocking 10.17s on the Gold Coast. The chestnut is a half-brother to brilliant filly Jackpot Queen who won the Wellington Boot at two as well Randwick, Flemington and Caulfield nurseries.
The Congrats colt from Secover (Lot 35) was a tick faster in 10.16s on Monday. He is a half-brother to LR Wagga Cup winner Landlocked and the dam of Macau champion Gold Alloy (Testa Rossa).
Bookings are still open for Pluck at $9,900 (inc GST). There were 150 mares in his first book and those foals can propel him into becoming the next leading freshman from Vinery.