|If you are
looking for a speed family at this months Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale then
stop! Ive saved you all that hard work. Just open up your catalogue and flick a
handful of pages and open up to lot 15.
The bay colt
is by Keltrice. A Group One winner of the Lightning Stakes at Flemington, Keltrice himself
was sold in Adelaide. Now the son of Kenmare is known for throwing speedy young gallopers
gallopers to the calibre of Northeast Shiela, Deprave, Skymaker, Dashing Grenada,
Lezayre and Kel Power.
A quick glance to the other side of the family tree and you
will find his dam Pazzihi. Even when not looking at her produce record (we will get to
that soon) she has speed wherever you look. She is a daughter of Manihi, whos best
performer was the champion sprinter Manikato, and she is a half sister to Group winning
and Oakleigh Plate placed Dappers Hope. Pazzihis dam Pastel won twelve,
including three races at two.
The mighty Matrice bobs up freely in the colts family. One
of the best South Australia has produced, Matrice is the sire of Manihi, while
Keltrices grandam is the brilliant Toltrice, Matrices best female race
performer who later retired and became Australias answer to Eight Carat!
So after two wins up to 1100 metres on the track Pazzihi
was retired to a new life as a broodmare. And hasnt she become a star!
Her Snippets colt would be named Spartacus and he would
prove to be a sensation. His best wins came in the Group One treble of the Australia
Stakes, Manikato Stakes and Oakleigh Plate. Lets not forget he also won a Moir,
Rubiton and CS Hayes Stakes all of which were Group races as well.
A string of dates with the underrated Cerreto produced five
top class gallopers. Mavournae was a winner of the Rubiton Stakes while Manitaeha was
stakes placed at Caulfield. Stately Bay won ten races while his full relations Maniziah (9
wins) and Pepperell Drive (2 wins) were also better than average.
Mavournae and Manitaeha have since retired to stud and both
have produced stakes performers by Keltrice. Thus this colt is already a three quarter
brother to two stakes performers and half brother to two others including one of
Australias best sprinters in recent years.
Offered by Collingrove Stud acting as agent for The Pines
Stud, all of the good judges are expected to be in the auditorium when this fellow faces
the auctioneer early in the sale.