Intriguing Lady landed the latest win for Tony Santic’s Makybe operation in South Africa last Sunday.
She is a member of the Mike de Kock team and scooted home almost five lengths clear of her opposition on debut at Scottsville. She was sold for $130,000 at the 2015 Inglis Premier yearling sale.
The daughter of New Approach is raced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa and is the first foal of French-bred import Pleats (Green Desert).
Speaking from Dubai, Mike de Kock said the Melbourne Sale has been very lucky for the stable.
“Intriguing Lady is a bright prospect for the Highveld and KwaZulu-Natal carnivals later this year. There’s lots of stamina in her female line so the fact that she shows so much pace is very encouraging,” he said.
Makybe sold another three yearlings through Milburn Creek at the Gold Coast Magic Millions last week headed by the $800,000 Fastnet Rock three-quarter brother to Starspangledbanner. That colt was purchased by Spendthrift Farm owner B Wayne Hughes.
Santic also received $320,000 apiece for a Starspangledbanner colt bought by Mick Price and a Snitzel filly going to Gai Waterhouse.
In addition, Makybe was the breeder of the colt by Exceed and Excel and out of Common Smytzer which was sold on Day One by Ampulla Lodge for $800,000 to George Moore Bloodstock. Makybe originally sold the colt for $300,000 as a weanling.