Rushton Park’s Written Tycoon x Chakvetadze Filly (lot 312).

Asked to cherry-pick a few highlights from Rushton Park’s impressive crop of weanlings, Kayley Johnson is understandably hesitant to narrow their draft down given how many lots the Tatura-based farm has going through the ring next week.

Kayley and her husband David, who own and run Rushton Park in partnership, will send no fewer than 19 foals to Oaklands Junction for the final sale of the season. But this is certainly not a case of quantity over quality – if anything, the reverse is true.

Buyers will be spoilt for choice, with quality stock by exciting first season sire Extreme Choice complementing some standout offerings by some of the country’s leading stallions, including Written Tycoon, So You Think, Toronado and Deep Field.

Given the mixture of progeny by established stallions and the new sire on the block, Kayley is naturally excited to present the fruits of the farm’s labour and, when pressed, is perhaps most excited by her trio of So You Think foals.

Lots 14 (bay colt out of Kaskata), 162 (bay filly out of Shantou) and 373 (brown colt out of Garden of Eden) all bear the hallmarks of their famous father, with the latter’s profile enhanced by the deeds of his well-named half-sister, All About Eve.

“We have a soft spot for Garden of Eden as we bred and part-own All About Eve, who has one win and two seconds from three career starts – including in the VOBIS Gold Elvstroem Classic last time,” said Kayley.

“We’re hoping she might land some black-type in the spring, so we’re very excited about her and hopefully this colt has some of his half-sister’s talent.

“Lot 14 is out of a Snitzel mare, he was a late foal but I think he’ll surprise a few people when he goes through the ring.”

With Written Tycoon on the brink of claiming the Australian Sires’ Premiership this season, his offspring almost sell themselves and so Kayley is confident lot 312 will have an abundance of admirers.

“This filly is out of Chakvetadze, who was a Stakes-winning mare in Queensland,” she said.

“She’s a really lovely type, so I’d be fairly confident that she’ll sell well for us, especially with Written Tycoon absolutely flying this season.”

Kayley is also expecting lot 232 to be in very high demand, not least due to the limited supply of his sire’s progeny.

“We’re expecting the Extreme Choice colt to be very popular,” said Kayley.

“There are only 18 colts in his current crop, so if you want one you’ll have to move fast!”

With two striking colts by Deep Field (lots 33 and 112) and a typically athletic colt by Swettenham Stud’s in-demand stallion Toronado (lot 73), there really is something for everyone on offer from Rushton Park next week.

To view the full list of Rushton Park’s draft at the sale, please click here.