Bombora Downs’ Christoph Bruechert is excited to be presenting their most significant draft of yearlings from their Bitten property at the Inglis Premier Sale with a selection of 17 horses, showcasing four yearlings in Book 1, and 13 yearlings in Book 2.
“Overall the draft has been assembled from many of my loyal clients, and we have had the horses throughout the preparation. Before this year, Bombora’s largest draft was five or six horses but now having 17 horses is a great compliment. We do a solid job of presenting our stock, and that is reflected in the number of horses we are offering at Premier.”
“All of the Bombora Downs yearlings are individually hand walked and lunged with rollers, which educates them to arrive at the sale as well-behaved and refined horses. They are set up to handle the pressures of the breaking and racing environments.”
“We prepare every yearling to their individual best, so they can reach their prime in the ring and on the track. Being mentally prepared, they can arrive at the complex in the morning and are ready to parade. They handle the environment and treat it as just like another day at work.”
Looking at the draft, Bruechert identifies the strengths across his solid group of yearlings.
“The Jungle Ruler out of Bombora Bias (Lot 561) is a very, very nice horse, and the other Jungle Ruler (Lot 647) out of Jivochka is also a great representation of his sire. Jivochka is a lovely mare, and everything she has produced so far has been a standout.”
“It’s very pleasing to see that Inglis has supported Jungle Ruler with two in the sale. They are both excellent examples of the Victorian stallion, and Inglis has given them a chance to get into a decent sale; just as they did last year with Warhorse.”
“Now that Jungle Ruler has had a winner, and with city class horses amongst his runners, there is some expectation that he will kick goals, as he consistently produces strong, durable types.”
“I have the Jungle Ruler sired Tiger in the Woods in training with Cindy Alderson. Currently spelling to let him mature, she feels like he will get over ground, and that he has enough speed to warrant the patience.”
While Bruechert is also pleased with both Toronado’s, commenting “that they are correct types that will both present very well, with outstanding temperaments.”
“The Rivington Pike (Lot 723) is a compact, strong package that is still hindquarter high, indicating that he has plenty of growth to come.”
While other quality types that may fly under the radar include the Turffontein, out of Rub Doubt (Lot 728).
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he flew on the track, and the strong and well-developed Reward for Effort out of Sharna Cabarna (Lot 744) will need a bit of time but will be worth the wait.”
“The Bullet Train x Jessepic (Lot 646) is a big strong horse and a tremendous physical type, while the Smart Missile x Ryvnine (Lot 731) is also a well-grown yearling, very balanced, that moves with a lovely smooth action.
Rounding out the team, his Warhorse (NZ) x Tiger Belle colt (Lot 777) is undoubtedly one of Bruechert’s favourites.
“I really like this horse and is a typical Warhorse type – very athletic. He is progressing well through the preparation, and he will come up and be spot on for the sale.”
“Everything I am hear about the Warhorse progeny is positive. They all want to run through the bridle, and they are as keen as mustard; they want to be racehorses.”
“As much as every stud owner is enthusiastic about their stallion, I do feel that Warhorse will make an impact. With good numbers each season and decent mares, he will have a crack, and the trainers rate them.”
The handful that went through the ring last year sold well, with a Premier Warhorse yearling making $97,500, while another of his colts destined for the Ready to Run sale later this year, is a half-brother to the Group 1 winner Sopressa.
Pakenham based Jason Bridgeman who trained Warhorse himself, has three in his stable, and is very excited about the future.
“One will aim for the two-year-old VOBIS race, but he is confident all three will be winners. They may be green, but the talent is visible, and time will tell.”
For prospective buyers interested in inspecting the draft before the sales, Bombora Downs yearlings will be paraded on farm on Tuesday 19th February 10.45 am. Inglis is arranging a bus from Mornington Racecourse to take people around the various Mornington Peninsula vendors, so please contact Inglis for further details and bookings.
At the Oaklands complex, Bruechert welcomes inspections from lunchtime on Wednesday 27th February.