Isurava’s good tim­ing

The Sportsman Weekend - - Friday Races - SHAYNE O’CASS

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.

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