SUPER sire More Than Ready, the latest stallion to join the `100 Club’ has made a flying start to 2012/13 with 12 winners on the board with the new season just 10 days old.
The Vinery Stud star has a lead of 4 winners over his closest rivals Stratum/Hidden Dragon and Hussonet locked together on 8 with Bel Esprit next on 7 followed by Not A Single Doubt, Lonhro and Commands with 6.
More Than Ready sired a double at Hawkesbury on Thursday including the impressive debutant Sumarand who streeted his rivals to win by 5-lens in class record time.
He’s closely related to seven-time Group I winner Grand Armee, so no wonder Gai Waterhouse is excited about this colt who scored a dominant five length debut win at Hawkesbury on Thursday.
Sumarand started a red hot favourite and blitzed his rivals to win the 1300 metre maiden as he pleased.
A $420,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Gai from the Segenhoe Stud draft, Sumarand runs for Kevin Maloney’s Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia Syndicate.
The second highest priced colt sold in 2011 at Easter by More Than Ready, he is a half-brother to stakes-winner Dissolved and is the third winner for ill-fated Yarralumla, who died in 2010.
A half-sister to Grand Armee, Yarralumla came from a first class family featuring additional Group I stars such as Drum, Anamato and Dealer Principal, so connections will be hoping Sumarand can follow in their illustrious footsteps as he has been entered for the Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate.