Duncan and G1 trainer Phillip Stokes struck early at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale to secure a son of Champion 3YO Colt in Europe Almanzor and Savabeel mare, Hurry.
DGR’s Duncan Ramage and elite Sydney based trainer John Thompson joined forces at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale to secure a colt from the first crop by G1 winner Neorealism, out of the Stratum mare Be Alle Belle (Lot 781).
Trained by John Thompson, Randwick
Purchased for $225,000 from Gleeson Thoroughbreds, this colt is exceptionally athletic and quite literally the spitting image of his sire.
Neorealism was an international campaigner, winning Group races in Japan and Hong Kong, including the G1 HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, G2 Sapporo Kinen and G2 Nakayama Kinen.
Neorealism has a rich Japanese pedigree and is a half-brother to multiple G1 winner/exciting young sire Real Impact plus 3-time Stakes winner I’ll Love Again.
His grandsire Sunday Silence appears in the pedigrees of some of the world’s most potent sires, including legendary Japanese stallion, Deep Impact.
Japanese stallions have proven to be some of the best in the world, with Deep Impact, Lord Kanaloa, Kizuna, Heart’s Cry and emerging young sire Maurice being outstanding examples.
This colt is the third living foal out of the Stratum mare, Be Alle Belle. She is the dam of two foals to race, for two winners, including 6-time sprint winner Alleboom and talented 2-time winner, Miss Alle Be.
Hailing from a family rich in black-type, this is the family of G1 Golden Slipper winner and Champion 2YO Filly in Australia, Belle Du Jour and G1 SAJC Goodwood Handicap winner Perfectly Ready.
DGR and John have enjoyed plenty of combined success and have previously joined forces to race multiple G1 winner First Seal and Group winning $500k earner, Purple Sector.
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“The Japanese sires are really making a “deep impact” in Australia and this guy grabbed my attention off the previews and held it in the flesh. His dam has done a good job and the family has produced Golden Slipper winners. I'm very pleased to be racing him with the John Thompson stable with whom we have had enduring success.”