Daisy Hill Thoroughbred Farm manager Shane Freeman is looking forward to his draft of six, a filly and five colts – going through the ring in next months Inglis Premier Yearling Sale after last year’s results.
Freeman saying the farm was the third highest Victorian breeder on average last year with a colt by Golden Horn (GB), out of Paper Round (GB), making $425,000.
Freeman said while he doesn’t think the half brother by Vancouver will make quite that much he’s still very pleased with the colt
“This mares done a great job again, another well put together colt with a lot of bone. There’s been a lot of good reports of the Vancouvers, everyone seems to have a good one in their stable. They’ve shown that through their trials”
“Even though Vancouver was a slipper winner I’m of the opinion much like the Pierros they’ll be better toward the end of their 2yo season and better 3yos”
But he nominates a colt by So You Think (NZ), out of Paris Tryst, as perhaps the pick of their six.
“This mares an old favourite on the farm and I tend to have a soft spot for her progeny”
“He is probably the nicest one the mare has thrown and is a grandson of Let’s Elope and he is nice, strong horse with plenty of dad about him,” Freeman said.
With the success of the Cable Bay yearlings at the Magic Millions, Daisy Hill is hoping to get a good result for the one they are offering.
Out of Colourmegal, the mare is unraced and by Galileo. Freeman said the colt was quiet and a good type.
“This is the second foal from Colourmegal, Galileo is a fantastic broodmare sire and this mare can throw a type.
Cable Bay was leading first season sire in Uk/Ireland last year and being by a son of invincible spirit we’re sure this guy will be popular” Freeman said.
Toronado (IRE) continues to rack up the winners and the one being offered by Daisy Hill is out of Pitch Black. His full brother was sold to trainer Andrew Payne at last year’s sale for $85,000.
Daisy Hill’s Colleen Bamford, who owns the farm with her husband Kevin, is pretty keen on the Real Impact (JPN) colt, out of Protracted.
“We have a smaller draft this year, with an emphasis on bringing the right types for this sales buying bench” she said.
“Real Impact is the leading first season sire in Japan at the moment. With 19 winners from his first crop”
“The Real Impact we have in the sale is outstanding, well grown late foal with plenty of scope. His dam was a half sister to the I’ll fated Doubt I’m dreaming who from only two starts won and placed at stakes level.”
Daisy Hill will be offering the one filly this year by Pierro out of Karata another daughter of Let’s Elope.
“What more can you say about Pierro at the moment? He’s absolutely flying as a sire.”
“He get Derby winners, he get Oaks winners, there’s no reason this filly couldn’t add to that tally. Being a grand daughter of let’s elope she’s certainly bred for it. “
All of Daisy Hill’s drafts are in the premier session.
“It’s good to have a nice draft that covers a broad market of buyers.
We’ve got a good crop of nice correct types with a good mix of sires that cater from juvenile sprinters thought to more classic staying types.”
Freeman said Daisy Hill also has a good crop coming through for next year’s Melbourne Premier.
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