Makybe stallion Purrealist made an encouraging start to his stud career at Victoria’s first 2yo barrier trial of the season on Monday. His colt Purrplexed won an 800m hit-out at Cranbourne in 49.70s.
Purrplexed (2c Purrealist – Puzzles by Redoute’s Choice) scored by a half-length from the fillies Natsuiro Pretty (God’s Own) and Munin (Bernardini). He is trained by Danny O’Brien who also prepared the sire to a G3 victory in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude.
Purrealist (Tale of the Cat) is a half brother to Racing To Win and his first book of 118 mares featured over 25 black type mares or producers of stakes winners.
“We are really excited about how well his progeny have been received and the feedback so far has been fantastic,” Makybe owner Tony Santic said. “To see his first 2yo come out and win a trial is really exciting.
“We’ve committed another 15 or so of our mares to him again this season,” Santic said. “He throws such lovely types and the returns have been great at the sales.”
Purrealist yearlings averaged nearly 10 times his service fee at the majors earlier this year and, apart from O’Brien, were purchased by the likes of Gai Waterhouse, Peter Moody, Lee Freedman, John Hawkes, Rick Hore-Lacy and Gillian Heinrich.
Purrealist stands his fourth season at Makybe this year for a fee of $8,000 (plus gst).
Purrplexed is a younger half-brother to Melbourne and Adelaide winner Aporia (Viscount). Their dam Puzzles also has a yearling colt by Purrealist and was bred back to him in 2010. The mare is a half-sister to G3 AJC Liverpool City Cup winner Continuum (Hurricane Sky).
Puzzles was a $50,000 buy for Makybe client David Puglisi when she was offered by Attunga Stud at the 2008 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale