A half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Le Romain headlines the team of five yearlings sent by Greta West Stud to next week’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Studmaster Laurie McCarthy reared the Kuroshio – Mignard colt which has been catalogued as Lot 509 and will go through the ring on Tuesday.
“We sent him over to Damian Gleeson to be prepped at Phoenix Farm,” McCarthy said.
“He’s a beautifully balanced colt, well put-together and will really look the part at Oaklands.”
Le Romain, raised at Greta West Stud for the Carusi brothers, has three Group 1 wins to his credit. Trainer Kris Lees has set him for another Group 1 campaign targeting the Canterbury Stakes (1300m), the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and the Doncaster Handicap (1600m).
Greta West Stud also entered two colts and two fillies that will be sold through the Bucklee Farm draft.
The Keep The Faith – White Hart Lane colt (Lot 640) is a brother to Listed Laelia Stakes winner Lucky Penny.
“He’s a big lump of a horse and is powerful through the front-end to his hindquarters. His dam has thrown five winners and she’s got a cracking Toronado colt on the ground,” McCarthy added.
The Street Boss – Sacre Coeur colt (Lot 58) is the first foal of a half-sister to Group 1 Epsom Handicap winner Rock Kingdom.
“He’s a colt with a bit of style and I can see him growing into a real athlete at three.”
The first Greta West filly to parade is by Swettenham shuttler Toronado from winning Redoute’s Choice mare Angelmouse (Lot 241) followed by the Fighting Sun filly out of Mega Miss (Lot 744).
Greta West sold a Fighting Sun colt for $115,000 to Sun Bloodstock at the 2017 Premier Sale. He has been named Reptilian Rider and has had one preparation without racing for Gerald Ryan at Rosehill.
“Our Fighting Sun filly is strong on top and should get going as a two-year-old,” McCarthy predicted.
“The dam’s current two-year-old is named Colliver – he’s a Bel Esprit colt at Lindsay Park and went five lengths clear in a hit-out up there before going shin-sore.”