Oakland Park Stud owner Neville Duncan is renowned for doing things his own way and you can’t knock that modus operandi with a trophy cabinet fit to burst from revered all-time great Northerly to this season’s WA Champion 2YO-elect Bustling.

Bustling has just signed off an outstanding autumn carnival winning the G2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m), G3 WA Sires’ Produces Stakes (1400m) and LR Perth Stakes (1100m) sporting Oakland Park’s iconic Yellow and Black Maltese Cross silks at Ascot.

He is one of 27 Stakes winners by Frosted (USA) and can emulate Ingratiating, another special 2yo by the Darley shuttler, who has just been purchased by Oakland Park to stand alongside resident stallions Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) and Sessions (Lonhro).

“Ingratiating is the best-performed Australian-bred 2yo to retire to stud in Western Australia,” Duncan declared this week.

“He’s a handsome 16 hands stallion who won the LR Maribyrnong Trial (1000m) first-up and then returned to Flemington in the autumn to claim the LR Talindert Stakes (1100m).”

Ingratiating had been right in the mix for Australia’s 2yo grand-finals in 2021 splitting Artorius and Anamoe in the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield before a third-place finish behind Stay Inside and Anamoe in the G1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.

Ingratiating wins the LR Talindert Stakes at Flemington:  Pat Scala / Racing Photos

“He came back as a spring 3yo to win the G3 Vain Stakes (1000m) untouched at Caulfield,” Duncan  recalled.  “And he was just as effective back there as a late-season 4yo in the G3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m).”

Regular pilot Damien Oliver rated him highly from the outset.  “Ingratiating was essentially a sprinter and I always had a lot of time for him.  He was a bit more precocious than Anamoe but there was little between them.”

Ingratiating danced every dance at two.  “It’s a rare feat for a colt to run in both our prestigious 2yo sprints but had the class and could coil up and zoom to the line,” trainer James Cummings stated.  “He’s by our sire Frosted from Obsequious who was a sharp-running Lonhro mare.

“He furnished into a pretty classy animal and colts like Ingratiating are very hard to find with his style and physique.  He thrived on training and had that glint in his eye that indicated he knew when it was raceday.”

EARLY, TOUGH & ENDURING – Ingratiating has all attributes to make the grade as a leading stallion in Western Australia.

>  Great hindquarter
>  Massive forearms
>  Good leg
>  And good-looking to boot

Ingratiating will stand for an introductory service fee of $9,000 (inc GST) at Oakland Park Stud.  For bookings or further information, call Neville Duncan (0417 200 097) or Farm Manager Adrian Brown (0438 944 299).