FAVOURABLE barrier draw’s has enhanced the Karaka Million (1200m) prospects of all three Perfectly Ready juvenile’s in Sunday’s evening feature at Ellerslie.

The Lisa Latta trained Brackenwood will start from barrier three while the pre-post favourite Super Easy has the difficult task of jumping from gate 15.

Brackenwood won his first two starts in impressive fashion before finishing third in the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes (1200m) at Pukekohe.

The colt cost NZ$26,000 at the New Zealand Bloodstock Select Sale.

Brackenwood is one of three Perfectly Ready 2YO’s that made the made the final 18 out of more than 1000 Karaka Million hopefuls across the three NZB sales in 2010.

Joining him are Queen Boudicca and the Murray and Bjorn Baker trained Beejay Belle (2nd emergency).

”Perfectly Ready is the only stallion with three representatives in the Karaka Million which is a great feat, but to do it in his first year is quite incredible,” Vinery Stud’s Conor Phelan said.

”He is far and away the Leading Freshman Sire in New Zealand with five individual winners and three stakes performers including the Breeders’ Plate runner-up, Isle Be Ready.

”His success is also a feather in the cap for his sire, More Than Ready. whom it seems is going to be a very valuable sire of sires as more of his colts make their way to their stud.”

The 2011 Restricted Listed Karaka Million (1200m) field has been announced.  The race is NZ’s richest 2YO event and it takes place this Sunday at 7.13pm at Auckland’s Ellerslie racecourse.




Antonio Lombardo (NZ) B.C. Pins x Petit Verdot  7






Peter McKay Andrew Calder


Premier Sale, B: Mr PN & Mrs K McKay, V: Trelawney Stud Ltd, P: $120,000. $38,125


Savabill (NZ) B.G. Savabeel x Illuminate  18




John Sargent  Hugh Bowman


Select Sale, B: Mr J G Sargent, V: Esker Lodge, P: $40,000. $24,025



Super Easy (NZ) B.C. Darci Brahma x Parfore  15






John Sargent  Mark Du Plessis


Premier Sale, B: Blue Sky Thoroughbreds, V: Esker Lodge, P: $140,000 $23,025
 4 Brackenwood (NZ) B.C. Perfectly Ready x Woodminco  3  56.0  Lisa Latta  Darryl Bradley  Select Sale, B: Lisa Latta Racing Stables, V: Grande Vue Lodge, P: $26,000.  $17,928
 5   Chateauneuf Dupape (NZ) B.C Darci Brahma x Loudenne  5  



 Lee Freedman  TBA  Premier Sale, B: BBA – Ireland, V: Pencarrow Stud, P: $310,000.  A$10,550 NZ$13,813
 6   Dollario (NZ) B.G. Captain Rio x Dungaree Doll  4  56.0  John Sargent  Chad Ormsby  Festival Sale, B: Mr J G Sargent, V: Archer Park, P: $16,000.   $13,100
 7   Jackthelad (NZ) C.G Danroad x Ishkala  6  56.0  Andrew Scott  TBA  Select Sale, B: Mr L O’Sullivan, V: Highview Stud, P: $75,000.  $9,000
 8   Fort Lincoln (AUS) B.C. Charge Forward x Belle Toujours  2  56.0  Lisa Latta  Jonathan Riddell  Premier Sale, B: Lisa Latta Racing Stables, V: Curraghmore Stud, P: $110,000  $8,087
 9   Release Me (NZ) B.G. No Excuse Needed x La Pearl  17 56.0  Stephen McKee  TBA  Select Sale B:Mr BG Hedley, V: Sir James Lodge, P: $40,000.  $7,725


Lady Chapel (NZ) Ch.F. King’s Chapel x Akela  11




Keith & Brendon Hawtin  TBA


Select Sale, B: Mr K W Hawtin, V: Windsor Park Stud, P: $15,000. $19,250


Venetian Raider (NZ) B.F. Rusty Spur x Rare Bits  10




Jim Collett  Matthew Cameron


Festival Sale, B: Riverview Farms, V: Totara Park Stud, P: $14,000. $10,500


Planet Rock (AUS) B.F Fastnet Rock x Akris  13




 Peter & Dawn Williams  TBA


 Premier Sale, B: Mr GC Beemsterboer, V: Wellfield Lodge, P: $290,000. $9,400


Cracker (NZ) B.F. O’Reilly x Dilemma  9




Andrew Scott  TBA


Select Sale, B: Mr L O’Sullivan, V: Highview Stud, P: $32,500. $8,625



Queen Boudicca (NZ) B.F. Perfectly Ready x Qwikchik  8






Jason Price  TBA


Select Sale, B: Blue Diamond Stud, V: Leanach Lodge, P: $39,000. $7,500



B1- The Aftershock (NZ) B.C. Nadeem x Queens Move  12






Shane Marr  TBA



Premier Sale, B: Go Racing LTD, V: Haunui Farm, P: $65,000. $6,550



B2- Beejay Belle (NZ) B.F. Perfectly Ready x Guinness  14






Murray & Bjorn Baker  TBA



Select Sale, B: Michael Wallace Bloodstock, V: Lyndhurst Farm, P: $80,000. $6,250
 17   B3- Smoke’N’ Mirrors (NZ) B.F. Fast ‘n’ Famous x Bayswater  16  54.5  Francis Finnegan  TBA  Select Sale, B: Mr FG Finnegan, V: Hallmark Stud, P: $21,000.  $6,250
 18   B4- Witz End (AUS) Ch.C. General Nediym x Gemstone  1  56.0  Stephen McKee  TBA  Premier Sale, B: Mr P J Walker, V: Rich Hill Stud, P: $325,000.  $4,000