Trained by: Stephen McKee, Auckland
We identified RELIABLE MAN as a sire on the move and targeted his best stock at the yearling sale. He is very much like SAVABEEL was in his time where trainers have now worked out that they show any amount of ability early on and if you are a little bit patient, they make outstanding Group quality 3YOs.
We have reaped the rewards of that with our Reliable Man filly SENTIMENTAL MISS winning the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks in March, following on from his daughter Alaalune finishing a short head second in the Group 1 Sistema Stakes earlier in the month. This followed his son HYPNOS winning the Uncle Remus stakes and then running a close second in the Group 1 Levin Classic in January.
This was one of the colts of the sale by RELIABLE MAN and is out of a Stakes placed mare, Outshine, who won three races in succession in Australia from 1400 to 2000 metres. She is a young mare and a full-sister to the multiple Group placed Pemberley who was 3rd in both the Herbert Power Stakes and Brisbane Cup. It is an International family being related to Singapore’s champion 2YO, LIM’S RACER which puts good speed into the pedigree and to City Honours who was 2nd in both the English and Irish Derbies.
His second Dam is the Group 1 placed UPSTAGED who was a stakes winner and multiple stakes performer in Australia.
An early foal, born on the 18th of September, he is correct and has good strength and stretch. We will target Group One racing for him as a 3YO in the 2000 Guineas and Derby and he is certainly precocious enough to race as an Autumn 2YO.
An athlete and classic 3yo that was at the very top of my shortlist. He is a Guineas and Derby colt.
Cost of 10% shares: $8,950.00 plus GST ($10,292.50)
Cost of 5% shares: $4,475.00 plus GST ($5,146.25)
Ongoing costs from 1 May 2019 are $340.00 per month per 10% share.
5% shares are also available in this horse. Ongoing costs are $170.00 per month per 5% share.