The Smart Missile Factor
Duncan Ramage and Eagle Farm-based trainer Chris Anderson combined at the Inglis HTBA May Yearling Sale to secure an athletic colt by proven sire Smart Missile from the sprint-winning Bernardini mare, Admission.
Race a colt by Leading First Season Sire Almanzor. Born and raised at Waikato Stud, one of Australasia’s most successful nurseries, he is bred on the same cross and by the same breeder as Group 1 performing juvenile Andalus.
Trained by Phillip Stokes, Morphettville
DGR’s Duncan Ramage and G1 trainer Phillip Stokes struck early at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale to secure a son of exceptional young Sire Almanzor and the Savabeel mare, Hurry.
Bred by Waikato Stud and sold by Sledmere Stud, the final call was made at $330,000 for the regally bred colt.
He is the second foal out of the sprint-winning Savabeel mare, Hurry, who hails from one of Waikato Stud’s most successful families. Impeccably related, she is a sister to stakes performers Sorrentina and Helsinki and a blood-sister to multiple Group winner, Splurge.
Horses that feature in his immediate pedigree include 4-time G1 winner and G1 sire, Sacred Falls, plus Group winners Shopaholic, Splashing Out and Packing Pins.
This colt is from the second Southern Hemisphere crop by Champion 3YO Colt in Europe, Almanzor. Set to be crowned Champion First Season Sire in New Zealand, Almanzor is the sire of class juveniles in both hemispheres.
He is the sire of Karaka Millions winner/G1 runner-up, Dynastic, plus G1 Sires’ Produce placegetter Andalus, who is bred on the same cross as this colt.
His top performers in the northern hemisphere include Listed Aqueduct Woodhaven Stakes winner Unanimous Consent and Stakes placegetters Queen Trezy and Saving Grace.
Almanzor is undoubtedly one of the most talented sires to emerge from France in recent years and his achievements as a racehorse are nothing short of brilliant.
He was a Stakes-winning 2YO that followed suit with three G1 victories as a 3YO, earning him the titles of Champion 3YO Colt in Europe and Champion 3YO Colt in Ireland & France.
This colt’s dam sire Savabeel is a prolific Champion sire who is now making his mark as a proven broodmare sire.
His daughters have produced G1 SAJC Goodwood Handicap winner Savatoxl, G1 ATC Flight Stakes winner Never Been Kissed and Group winners Not An Option, Fascino, Tokorangi, Courier Wonder and Force Of Will.
This colt has a beautiful, fluent walk and, on the whole, presents as an absolute athlete.
Ownership opportunities are available to race him with DGR and Phillip Stokes, please get in touch with Duncan for more information.
“He's a beautiful, athletic walking colt bred by Waikato Stud, who have an exceptional record of breeding top racehorses. His sire Almanzor is one of the most exciting stallions to come out of France in the last 30 years and this colt is a classic example of the quality he is stamping in his stock. The world is his oyster.”