Isurava’s good timing
ISU R AVA, the dam of star colt Men ari is due to deliver her next foal by Not A Single Doubt on October 14 neatly coinciding with the inaugural running of the $10 m Everest (1200m) at Randwick.
Sometime after that, Isu rava will be mated to Men ari’ s si re, Snitz el.
Men ari is the $2.50 favourite to win the Golden Rose on September 23 and $6 equal second pick( with She Wi Reign) behind Chautauqua in the Everest.
Menari was bred at Co-rumbene Stud and retained by George Alto monte who has the rare distinction of breeding two Golden Slip per winners, Se bring (2008) and Over reach (2 014).
Altomonte’s immediate fo-cus with Men ari is as a race horse but stud masters re already beginning to express their interest in standing perhaps the inaugural Everest wnner.
“We’ve got some people chasing him,” Corumbene Stud manager Toby Frazer says ,” but like I said to George, let’ s just get the next race out of the road and we’ ll go from there.
“I’d like to see him go to the Everest , you just never k now what ight happen —is going to get in with 52 gs.”
‘SUPER fast’ is how Ste - ve Jostle ar describes his I Am Invincible colt( Lot 139) that ran the fastest breeze up im en history of the Ingl is Ready 2 Run Sale at Canterbury last week.
The colt, a close relation to Chance Bye, clocked 10.0 7s for t 2 0 0m sect ion.
“We’ re very happy with the i me and a fort night ago he won jump-out by 10 lengths as well ,” Jost lear said.
STILL on next month’ s Ready 2 Race Sale, breeding buffs will recognise the si re of the dam of Lot 12 6, namely The Green Monkey.
Monkey, a $425,000 year ling, broke nine seconds for the quarter m le at a 2 YO in T ra ining Sain Miami back 2006.
He was subject of an intense bidding du el between Coolmore and Sheikh Mo - hammed bin Rash id Al Maktoum, Cool more winning out at US $16m.
The Green Monkey raced three times; his best result was thrd at Belmont Park in a maiden and subsequently retired to stud in Florida with fee of $5000.
His best offspring is US stakes-winner, Kinda Funky Monkey, the dam of the Malibu Moon colt that will go under hammer at Oak lands Junction on October 4.
AMERICA’ S biggest and most select yearling sale, the Keen el and September Yearling Sale, looks set to break a records after a massive opening session on Monday.
Ninety-five lots changed hands at an average of $ 570, 2 6 3, up 78. 3 6 per cent on last yea r.
The day one gross was $54,175,000, arise of almost 6 0 per cent on t he cor re - spond ing session in 2016.
Top pr ice was $2 .7m for a grey filly by Tapit who has been North American Champion Sire for the past three years.
The sale runs until September 2 3.
“T fireworks are not over, I promise you that ,” Keen eland’ s VP of Racing and Sales Bob Ellis ton said.
I Am Invincible colt (out of Lustful) set a record breeze up time ahead of the Ready2Run Sale.