Spendthrift strikes for More Than Ready

Spendthrift Australia general manager Garry Cuddy believes he bought a potential shuttle prospect when paying $900,000 for a colt by Vinery Stud legend More Than Ready (USA) on Day 2 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

The chestnut colt (pictured), who was catalogued as Lot 453 by Lime Country Thoroughbreds as agent for Makybe, is from La Fluorescent who is a half-sister to stakes winners Savvy Nature (Moonee Valley Vase Gr.2) and Addictive Nature (Ming Dynasty Hcp Gr.3).

More Than Ready is the alpha-male among shuttle stallions and Cuddy rated the colt as his best on the Gold Coast sale-grounds.  “If all goes to plan, we’ve got a horse that we can stand in Australia and Kentucky,” Cuddy said.  “He’s out of a General Nediym mare and with his speed mixed with More Than Ready, gives him every opportunity.

“More Than Ready gets a really good type but this guy had a big engine, a big lovely shoulder and he just walked out of his box every day and never turned a wrong foot.”