Yarradale Stud has catalogued 37 lots for its annual yearling sale on site at Gidgegannup on Sunday, May 17.
Pedigrees and pix are online at: www.yarradalestud.com.au/yearlings/2015-yearling-sales.html
Champion sire War Chant (USA) has 8 yearlings entered and one of the highlights is the colt from G2 Emancipation Stakes winner Heather (Lot 28). His older half-sister Tulla Touch graduated from the 2012 Yarradale Sale and she won 5 races along the eastern seaboard before visiting Declaration Of War at Coolmore Stud last year.
“He’s a tall, athletic colt, very much a War Chant,” Yarradale Stud manager Bernie Hamill reports. “He looks like developing into a good three year-old.”
War Chant sired 32 stakes winners from Kentucky before Chantski notched his first Sunspeed black-type winning the G3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) in March. His other winners at Ascot have been One Off the Wood and Chanzig and his latest placegetters – War Blossom and Call To War – filled the minors in the race won by Friarday at Ascot on Wednesday.
Now based permanently at Yarradale, he leads the Sunspeed first-season sires’ premiership with earnings of $318,280.
Scandal Keeper has a half-brother to Chantski (Lot 15). “He’s a strong colt but being a November foal was a bit immature for the Magic Millions,” Hamill explained. “He has benefitted from the extra time and the pedigree has improved as well.”
They are from a half-sister to the dam of last year’s G3 Dark Jewel Classic winner Seaside.
After a busy season in 2012, Scandal Keeper will have a 100 registered two year-olds in 2015-16. Watch this space – they will be ready to race.
Yarradale sells colts by Hunter Valley sires Tickets (Lot 13) “correct, alert, active and maturing nicely” and Gio Ponti (Lot 18) “strong, good hindquarter, short cannons, looks like a sprinter”.
Hamill also likes the Casino Prince gelding from Schipper (Lot 20) who is the second foal of a Sydney winner for Patinack Farm. “He’s correct with good bone, very active and should go early.”