The 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale has drawn together the very best yearlings in the country including a filly whose brother has just won a Group I and whose sister is about to give it her best shot.
Brilliant three year-old colt Foxwedge (pictured Racepix Vic) made a great many people happy when he accelerated past established star sprinter Hay List to win the Group I MVRCWilliam Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley last Friday night and on Saturday at Rosehill his full sister She's a Fox will attempt to secure a start in the Group I ATC Golden Slipper.
An eye-catching winner on debut at the Canterbury night meeting two weeks ago,
She's a Fox has pleased Anthony Cummings since that performance and will line
up in the Group II ATC Magic Night Stakes on Saturday with Peter Robl to take
the ride and stick with the filly if she can win and qualify for the Slipper.
Both Foxwedge and She's a Fox (pictured Bradley Photographics) were bred and offered for sale by Luskin Park Stud, who will also present their full sister by Fastnet Rock from Forest Native (USA) as Lot 164 at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
"She's a Fox has drawn barrier three and Anthony believes she is in the top echelon of two year-olds he has trained on potential," said Luskin Park principal, Paul Whelan, who retains a share in the ownership of She's a Fox.
"She has improved since her first up win and regardless of the result this Saturday, we know she is a quality two year-old, who will be even better at three."
The yearling full sister (pictured) to Foxwedge and She's a Fox has thrived during her sales preparation and will arrive in Sydney next week for inspections ahead of the sale which starts on April 10.
"Forest Native is shaping as an outstanding producer and is currently in foal to Redoute's Choice, so will foal in mid August," Whelan revealed.
"She's a good, yet strict mum to all her foals and to watch them run under her tutelage is wonderful thing to see.
"She has given them all the will to win and Foxwedge's drive to the line in the Group I William Reid was so typical of the mare."
Luskin Park Stud will offer five other youngsters at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, three by Charge Forward and one each by O'Reilly and Sebring.
Lot 139 Colt Charge Forward x Dyna Slam (USA) – Second foal of stakes-winner Dyna Slam, a daughter of leading US sire Grand Slam.
Lot 362 Filly Sebring x Rockin Babe – Second foal of an unraced half-sister to Group II winner Just Dancing and Group III winner Tahni Girl from champion NZ 2YO Ballroom Babe.
Lot 461 Filly Charge Forward x Evening Pleasures – First foal of a winning daughter of stakes-placed Late Night Fun and is closely related to Charge Forward's Group I winning daughter Headway, who was also second in the Group I STC Golden Slipper.
Lot 464 Filly O'Reilly x Fashion Police – First foal of a grand-daughter of Group II winner Fine Recipe from the family of Group I winners Midnight Fever and Rock Classic.
Lot 518 Filly Charge Forward x Rite of Passage – Second foal of a daughter of stakes-placed Ritual from the family of Group I winner Star Shiraz.