Perfect 10 for Vinery at Premier

Vinery Stud fairly floated down the Hume Hwy on Tuesday with its consignment of 10 yearlings for the Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne.

Fresh from a Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes victory with Artorius on the weekend, Vinery will commence inspections at Barn C on Wednesday morning.  Resident sires All Too Hard (4), More Than Ready (2) and Star Turn (2) are represented as well as I Am Invincible and Shalaa.

All Too Hard yearlings averaged $135,000 at Oaklands in 2020 and among his draft this year is the filly from Proposal (Lot 257).  Her dam is a More Than Ready half-sister to Sacred Choice who was a Group 1 winner in Melbourne (Myer Classic) and Sydney (Doncaster Hcp).

“We always look forward to Oaklands and this filly is a quality first foal,” Vinery’s bloodstock manager Adam White said.  “The All Too Hard – More Than Ready cross is really working and More Than Ready-line mares have considerable residual value.”

Vinery purchased Sacred Choice privately following her Group 1 double and her colt by Star Turn has been catalogued as Lot 301.  He’s an eye-catching chestnut and is bred on a similar cross to Inglis Millennium RL placegetter Pegasi.

Vinery’s More Than Ready filly from Kiwi-bred mare Liten Princess (Lot 143) also owns a Group 1 pedigree through her dam’s sister Ruud Awakening (NZ Diamond Stakes).  “She is a standout physically,” White declared.  “A lovely, athletic filly who should get up and go early.”

All Too Hard has another two colts who could be bargains for early-birds on Monday morning.  Lot 267 is a half-brother to Special Missile (Scone Cup LR) and Lot 271 is from a sister to Stirling Grove (SA Sires’ Produce Stakes Gr.3).

On Monday afternoon, Vinery offers an All Too Hard colt from Antelope (Lot 485) who is a sister to Miracle Of Life (Blue Diamond Stakes Gr.1).

Champion sire I Am Invincible averaged $544,545 to top the leader-board at the Gold Coast Magic Millions with Vinery contributing $700,000 for a colt out of Mousai (Fastnet Rock).

Vinery’s I Am Invincible at Oaklands is the first foal of NZ 1000 Guineas Gr.1 winner Risque (Darci Brahma).  “He’s an attractive colt and a lovely mover,” White said of Lot 287.  “He has a big page and hopefully it’s a big result.”

Vinery is also striking while the iron is hot with promising first-season sire Shalaa (Ire).  They sold colts by him for $470,000 and $320,000 at the Magic Millions and there’s another one from Volcanic Eruption (Lot 428) at Oaklands.

“Our graduates have built up a great record over the years at the Premier Sale,” White added.  “We had a bit of luck with Shalaa on the Gold Coast and this colt should sell well in Melbourne, too.”

Star Turn – Sacred Choice Colt (Lot 301)