Arrowfield showcases new generation sires at Classic
Arrowfield’s draft for next week’s 2021 Inglis Classic Sale showcases the Stud’s new generation of sires poised to make their mark on Australia’s elite races and stallion premierships in the next few years.
All but three members of the 43-lot consignment are by Dundeel (oldest progeny 5YOs), Real Impact (first-crop 3YOs), Maurice, Mikki Isle, Shalaa (first-crop 2YOs) or Pariah, whose first yearlings have already made a splash at Magic Millions.
Dundeel is firmly established as a star among Australia’s young sires, and this season has built on his spectacular start with his fifth Group 1 winner, Truly Great and a pair of talented 3YOs, Victoria Quay (Wakeful S. G2) & dual Listed winner Ain’tnodeeldun. His 2019 crop is the last conceived before his fee more than doubled to $60,000.
Arrowfield sold Dundeel’s best to-date performer, two-time Group 1 winner Castelvecchio for $150,000 at the 2018 Inglis Classic Sale, as well as his Group-placed daughter Atonement, a $130,000 Classic buy for Matthew Smith in 2019.
LOT 203 – Dundeel-Opportunity filly
Dual Group 1 winner Real Impact has certainly lived up to his name in Japan with a first-crop Group 1- winning 3YO son Lauda Sion (NHK Mile Cup G1 and four Group placings). His 18 Australian-conceived winners include Outburst (stakes-placed at two) and Count de Rupee (3 wins, one in Sydney), while his 3YO daughter Providenceprovides, bought for $50,000 from Inglis Classic, won very impressively in New Zealand last week. She contests the Oaks Prelude LR at New Plymouth this Saturday for China Horse Club & Tony Pike.
All three horses carry the Arrowfield brand, and all are out of Redoute’s Choice mares. Jon highlights a colt bred on that same cross in this year’s Classic draft as “a pin-hooker’s special”:
LOT 413 – Real Impact-Vocalise colt
Shadai’s doubling of Champion Maurice‘s fee to A$100,000 is the strongest possible sign of his status in Japan, after he reeled out 32 first-crop winners in his freshman year. He’s gone right on with the job in the first month of 2021, with Group 3 winner Pixie Knight, Group performers Rooks Nest & Ten Bagger and last weekend’s Listed placegetter Legatus. In Australia, Balmaurice impressed with a brilliant debut win at Eagle Farm on 14 January, while Morioka and Arrowfield graduates Akihiro & Invinsible Tears have placed in city company.
LOT 2 – Maurice-Garaliya colt
Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle did well to finish 5th, from a smaller representation than his rival sires, on last year’s Japanese First Season Sires’ premiership. He posted 10 winners including Meikei Yell, twice a Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed, and Listed winner Dualist, and has already added a stakes-placed 3YO this year, La La Christine.
Here in Australia he opened his account with October’s 2YO debut winner Oriental Princess, sold by Arrowfield, from only 5 runners.
The following month Mikki Isle made 2YO Horses in Training Sale headlines when his Arrowfield graduate son out of In The Clear (by Redoute’s Choice) made $500,000 for Mel O’Gorman when knocked down to Gary Moore at Magic Millions.
LOT 752 – Mikki Isle-Zing and Swing colt
Shalaa is writing his own taglines from the coveted No. 1 spot on both the Australian First Season & 2YO Sires’ premierships as the sire of Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Shaquero, Group-placed fillies Nice For What & Tayla’s Moment and the winner Saasmit from his first 14 runners.
LOT 115 – Shalaa-Love Is Fickle filly
Pariah arrives with a full suite of ticked boxes: an arresting individual & himself a $700,000 yearling, a debut 2YO Group winner in record time, Blue Diamond runner-up, brilliant Spring 3YO sprinter, by a Champion sire of sires, from a top-drawer Australian family that has already produced a leading sire and his first foals have attracted favourable attention since they were born.
LOT 414 – Pariah-Vortex filly
LOT 51 – Pariah-Indarra colt