MORE Than Ready has wasted no time in asserting himself as a current and future sire-of-sires with his first crop son Perfectly Ready just days away from being named Champion First Season Sire in New Zealand for the 2010/11 season.
Perfectly Ready, a resident of Brighthill Farm, has essentially led from the beginning of the season to the end thanks to a steady stream of two-year-old winners and a handful of stakes performers. Perfectly Ready and The Oaks Stud’s Darci Brahma have staged a 2 horse contest throughout the season with the son of More Than Ready holding a NZ$23,500 lead over the latter. In fact, Perfectly Ready has excelled in every way topping the NZ First Season Sires Table by progeny earnings, winners, and wins.
The former Goodwood Handicap winner provided five stakes horses from the class of 2008 including the Bede Murray trained Isle Be Ready who placed second in the time-honoured Breeder’s Plate behind Smart Missile.
Perfectly Ready’s remaining stakes performers are; Beejay Belle, Brackenwood, Queen Boudicca and Precise.
“Right from the beginning, there was a sense that Perfectly Ready would be a contender for the leading first season crown given that his own sire has been Champion Sire of 2YO’s twice in Australia and once in America,” says Vinery’s Adam White.
“Then after his foals arrived and we saw that they had plenty of natural bone and muscle, they looked like forward types. His yearlings sold really well at Karaka and went to the right sort of trainers and the stallion has done the rest.
“It’s great for Nick and Ann-Marie King (Brighthill Farm owners) who have steered the horse very well; they promoted him brilliantly and got him a good book of mares to begin. As for ourselves, it shows that there is another very lucrative avenue for buyers of More Than Ready colt’s that have enormous residual value – we saw that with Sebring and now Perfectly Ready is leading the way.”
More Than Ready’s rising crop of 2yo’s are arguably his best crop to hit the track being from a very strong book of mares. Never a stallion to serve excessively large numbers in the southern hemisphere, More Than Ready looks to be on the cusp even greater success.