WHEN does a cross become a nick? When does a mating become desirable?
When the sire is More Than Ready and the mare is by Danehill.
Perth filly and recent Group 3 WATC W.A. Champion Fillies Stakes winner Dreamaway was the latest beneficiary of a remarkable synergy between the two stallions.
Prior stakeswinners bred this way include Group One winner and Vinery resident sire, Benicio, Group One winner and current Leading First Season Sire (NZ) Perfectly Ready as well as crack filly, Readyor.
Another five of More Than Ready’s 26 Australasian stakes-placegetters (Butt I’m Ready, Elite Falls, Joesready, Modonna and Rose Darmore) are out of Danehill mares.
Dreamaway’s easy 1.8-lens in last Saturday’s Group 3 saw her become More Than Ready’s 79th individual stakeswinner.
Her win was also a triumph for owner/breeder Bob Peters who had won just about every black type race in his home start baring this one.
”It’s one race that’s eluded us, but we made amends with a race quinella,” Peters said.
”The winner has had a few problems along the way, but she’s always displayed ability. She has a nice long stride and is from strong staying lines.”
More Than Ready is in line for a second successive stakes win inside seven days when glamour filly More Strawberries contents the ATC Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill tomorrow.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained filly won the Furious and Tea Rose Stakes last season and was beaten 0.2-lens in the AJC Flight Stakes.
She has looked sharp ahead of her return to racing winning both of her barrier trials and will only improve from Saturday’s run.