THERE was an unsung hero in Unencumbered Magic Millions 2YO Classic win – emerging broodmare sire More Than Ready.

Already the sire of two Magic Millions winners himself (Augusta Proud and Phelan Ready), More Than Ready’s influence on the 2014 winner was a broodmare sire.

Unencumbered is from the Listed AJC Keith Mackay Stakes winning mare, Blizzardly, who was also placed third in the Magic Night Stakes and just 3.2-lens from Stratum in the 2005 Golden Slipper.

More Than Ready has quickly established himself as a potential future Champion broodmare sire.

In Australia and New Zealand only, (broodmare sire) More Than Ready has 101 starters for 63 winners and 10 stakes-horses.

Of those, 5 are stakeswinners including 2013 Blue Diamond Gr.1 winner Miracles of Life, 2013 Rupert Clarke Gr.1 winner Rebel Dane, 2013 N.Z. 2000 Guineas Gr.1 winner Atlante and Saturday’s Magic Millions hero, Unencumbered.