MATATAMA trainer Graham Richardson is already thinking 12 months ahead with his newly acquired Onemorenomore filly snapped up after a spirited round of bidding on the final days of K1 on Tuesday.
The Australian-bred bay stood out like a beacon at Karaka given that she was the only lot across the whole three sales by her Vinery based sire.
So much so that the filly fetched $250,000 which superceded the $200,000 previous highest-priced paid for a first crop Onemorenomore yearling achieved at last month’s Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast.
Richardson’s filly boasts a tremendous pedigree beginning with her dam, Spurcent (by Flying Spur) who took out the time honoured Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick on debut.
Recent updates to the pedigree include Villiers Stakes winner All Legal and Karaka graduate Glorious Days who lowered the boom on two-times Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon in the Group 1 Steward’s Cup at Sha Tin last month.
“She’s a very, very athletic filly that should run early as a two-year-old and she’s got enough scope to run as a three-year-old,” Richardson said,”she’s the perfect two-year-old for the (2014) Karaka Million.
“She’s powerful, an absolute power machine. Her mother own as a two-year-old and a three-year-old and I expect her to as well.”
The filly also provided a tidy profit for her former owners who outlaid $105,000 on her at the Magic Millions National Weanling sale.
It proved a canny purchase and a sublime way to introduce Onemorenomore to those across the Tasman who perhaps aren’t as familiar with the horse as we are on this side of the ditch.
“They are just starting to recognise Onemorenomore over here,” Richardson commented. “He’s by a sire who is a champion sire and there are a few of them at various sales and they all good types, all powerful, athletic horses.”
Richardson told Sportsman that he had already syndicated 60 percent of the filly less than one hour after she was knocked down to him.
One of the reasons people are so keen to take a slice is the filly’s enormous residual value according to the man known as Richie.
“When you are buying these horses sometimes you’ve got more chance of getting your money back on fillies like this because she has the pedigree to be a broodmare,” he noted.