Fresh off the back of the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill, which was shifted to Newcastle due to wet weather, Vinery are packing up to head south again. This time, rather than for a lovely day on track, it will be with a consignment 17 blueblooded yearlings to sell at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

The 17 superbly-bred colts and fillies will arrive at the Inglis Riverside Stables on Wednesday the 30th of March, ready for a busy few days of inspections. The two day sale of the most elite yearlings of the year commences on Tuesday, April 5.

Last year’s Easter Sale saw Vinery’s 18 lots generate $10.61million at a best-ever $624,118 average.  Replicating those results will be a demanding two-day test, nevertheless, Vinery is up for the challenge with yearlings by Champion stallions I Am Invincible, Written Tycoon and Zoustar.

Vinery Champion All Too Hard is represented by Lot 272 from Manasari (by More Than Ready).  She will be targeted by a buying-bench eager to cash in on the All Too Hard/More Than Ready cross which has a  formidable 69% winning strike-rate topped by Sydney’s latest three-time Group 1 winner Forbidden Love.

Lot 54, a half-brother to Roots by Vinery young gun Star Turn will sky-rocket in value if the Press Statement filly wins at The Championships this Saturday.  Trainer Chris Waller has nominated Roots for Group 3 assignments at Randwick in the Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) and Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m).

Star Turn also has Magic Millions 3YO Guineas runner-up Me Me Lagarde ready to resume in the P J Bell Stakes (Gr.3, 1200m) this Saturday or Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (Gr.2, 1200m) at Randwick on April 9.

Champion sire I Am Invincible has a half-brother to Nobel (Exceed And Excel) being offered by Vinery as agent for breeders Steve McCann and Neil Werrett.  Nobel was a $2.1million graduate of Vinery draft at last year’s Easter Sale and he earned black-type on debut when placed in the $400,000 Inglis Banner (RL, 1000m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

Vinery has two fillies and a colt sporting the Big V brand from the initial crop of Redoute’s Choice Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun.  The colt from Turbo Miss (Lot 484) will be the final Vinery yearling to parade at Riverside Stables and, on pedigree alone, he will command attention late on Day 2.  Turbo Miss was a Group 3 winner at Flemington and she is a half-sister to Australia’s leading first-season sire Russian Revolution and the dam of Aysar and Home Affairs, who added another Group 1 to the page in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington last month. The Snitzel colt from Turbo Miss, now named Mazzaratti, fetched $1,150,000 at the same sale last year.

The Vinery consignment will be available for inspection at Barn I as from Thursday, March 31.