First X1 for Foreplay

Woodside Park sire Foreplay increased his current season tally to 11 winners of 16 races when Ohmygod was successful in the Xmas Party Raceday Maiden (1300m) at Geelong on Monday.

Ohmygod (3f Foreplay – Amphritite by Statoblest) is a Lindsay Park filly and she started an even-money favourite after a last-start second to Bertucci at Morphettville on September 15.

Prime Thoroughbreds manager Joe O’Neill syndicated Ohmygod and he has supported Foreplay right from the start.  “I like her a lot, so much so, that I bought her brother as a weanling,” O’Neill said.  “I think Foreplay is the real deal.  He has all the ingredients of a top stallion.

“I have six by Foreplay and I am very happy with them all.  I have two half-brothers to Believe ‘N Achieve, a half-sister to Too Many Reds, and a really nice filly Charlie Goggin is getting ready for the Tasmanian Oaks.”

Foreplay’s flag-bearer has been G2 Stan Fox Stakes winner Decision Time.  He is also the sire of exciting Queenslander Havatryst and the boom South Australian Missionary Man.

Foreplay is a stakes winning son of Danehill and he was originally based at Yarraman Park but fertility issues curtailed his tenure in the Hunter Valley.

Subsequent ground-breaking stem cell treatment has rejuvenated his stud career at Woodside.  Stud spokesman Dean Harvey reports it’s all good news on the breeding front – 10 of the first 13 mares Foreplay has covered are in foal.

Ohmygod’s win at Geelong on Monday followed hot on the heels of Let’s Misbehave at Newcastle, Happy Time at Canberra and That’s Not It at Kyneton.

That’s Not It is trained by Mat Ellerton and Simon Zhara.  Ellerton prepared Foreplay in a short, brilliant career that included an outstanding third behind Alinghi and Fastnet Rock in the G1 VRC Newmarket at Flemington.

Foreplay is standing the 2010 season at Woodside Park, Tylden, Victoria at a fee of $16,500 (inc. gst).