Top Secret 2YOs at NZB Ready to Run Sale

The Oaks Stud shuttler Sakhee’s Secret is home and hosed for Europe’s first-season sire award in the winners’ category.

Betting has been shut down for the premiership after Sakhee’s Secret filly Palladius won her maiden at Beverley on Tuesday.  “That puts him on the 17 individual winner mark which is more than double his closest pursuers New Approach and Sixties Icon,” a spokesman for bookmaker Stan James said.  “It would appear Sakhee’s Secret holds an unassailable lead as we head towards the end of the season.”

Palladius is a homebred for Wood Hall Stud and is a younger half-sister to Ascot Listed winner Talking Hands (Mujahid).

Sakhee’s Secret was a G1 winner of the 2007 Newmarket July Cup and he shuttles from Whitsbury Manor Stud to The Oaks Stud where he stands for a $12,000 fee.

The news out of Europe is music to the ears of vendors who have Sakhee’s Secret lots catalogued for the NZ Bloodstock 2YO Ready to Run Sale in November.  Among them are the half-brothers to Rolling Pin (Lot 132) and G1 NZ Derby winner Silent Achiever (Lot 399).

Bradbury Park owners Casey and Michelle Dando received a significant update for their Sakhee’s Secret – Gypsy’s Daughter colt when Rolling Pin won the LR Cameron Hcp at Newcastle last Wednesday.

Rolling Pin (Pins) was a $60,000 buy from Lyndhurst Farm at the 2009 NZB Karaka yearling sale and he has now qualified for a start in the G1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on October 6.

Pins sired him from Gypsy’s Daughter who was a stakes winner at Awapuni before finishing her career with Listed victories in the STC Neville Sellwood Stakes and Lord Mayor’s Cup at Rosehill in 2000.


18    F  Sakhee’s Secret – Atlantico     Esker Lodge
65    G  Sakhee’s Secret – Crystalline     Kilgravin Lodge
73    G  Sakhee’s Secret – Danehill Princess     Te Runga Stud
132  C  Sakhee’s Secret – Gypsy’s Daughter     Bradbury Park
167  G  Sakhee’s Secret – Khapers     Anna Scott Racing
221  C  Sakhee’s Secret – Mysterious Sound     Delahunty Farm
399  C  Sakhee’s Secret – Winning Spree     Stonebridge Farm

View the NZB Ready to Run Sale catalogue online here.

– Karl Patterson