Saturday’s $250,000 Inglis Classic (1200m) is a race open only to the graduates of the Inglis Classic yearling sale the year prior and Blue Sky Bloodstock will be represented by two of its purchases; the Michael Freedman-trained FROLIC and MONOPOLY from the Clarry Conners stable.
Well in the market after two second placed performance including a last start runner-up to Godolphin's Marsupial, who will head towards the Group 1 Blue Diamond in Melbourne, Frolic was secured from the draft of Vinery Stud for $100,000.
Raced by J W Kelly Suffolk Vale and Co (Mgr: T W Kelly) and carrying the silks worn to many Group 1 victories including most recently when Peeping won the Coolmore Classic, the Husson filly (pictured below) is out of the Group 3-winning Redoute’s Choice mare Leveller from an impressive black type family.
With leading jockey Tommy Berry in the saddle, the filly does have to overcome the outside barrier, but to date her racing pattern has seen her settle back and work home to record very encouraging late sectionals.
Secured for loyal Blue Sky Bloodstock client Mr Mark Sowerby for $40,000, Monopoly is an unraced daughter from the first crop of Encosta de Lago’s multiple Group 1 winner Delago Deluxe.
Out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Lady Ice, Monopoly’s family includes Group 1 producing sire Myboycharlie as well as Group 1 horses Snowland, Portillo and Kendam.
Interestingly, Delago Deluxe (stallion pictured below) produced an impressive winner a few weeks back in the shape of Delago Thunder, with Blue Sky having secured that runner as a yearling from the draft of Newhaven Park, the very same vendor that Monopoly was purchased from.
Having had three runners on the recent $10 million Magic Millions day, highlighted by two in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, and now having a further two make the field for the Inglis Classic, it highlights that the harder you work, the luckier you get.
While not a graduate of the Inglis sale, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained two-year-old Sebring filly PANDEMONIUM heads to Caulfield on Saturday for the Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) over 1100m. Having had one prior start for a second when third behind Exceeds, the form has been franked with both the winner and runner-up that day since going on to finish second and third respectively at stakes level.
Purchased in conjunction with Gai Waterhouse for $300,000 from the draft of Lomar Park Stud, Pandemonium is out of the Gaint's Causeway mare Tapanappa.
Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Managing Director Julian Blaxland would like to wish the connections of Frolic, Monopoly and Pandemonium the best of luck for their respective races on Saturday.
Julian has been hard at work at the Inglis Newmarket Complex this week inspecting all of the yearlings and will be working to secure yearlings for client Aquis Farm as well as purchase any yearlings for clients who are interested in getting involved. Please contact Julian on +61 431 746 803 if you would like any further information.