Smart Missile x Sagrada

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

• A truly exceptional filly by last season’s Champion First-Season sire SMART MISSILE

• Incredibly, SMART MISSILE has made a better start at stud than both SNITZEL & NOT A SINGLE DOUBT did. Not surprising given SMART MISSILE is a son of the Champion Sire FASTNET ROCK who is a son of the Champion Sire DANEHILL who is a son of the Champion Sire DANZIG

• She is out of a MORE THAN READY line mare and these mares have produced the likes of MIRACLES OF LIFE, REBEL DANE, DELECTATION, ATLANTE, LUNA ROSSA (all Group 1 winners) & UNENCUMBERED, SINGLE BULLET, HEAR THE CHANT etc

• Magnificent proven bloodlines. The same breeding cross as stakes winners MIRACLES OF LIFE, REBEL DANE, ATLANTE, UNENCUMBERED, SINGLE BULLET, VERY TEMPTING, THYME FOR ROSES, THE GREY FLASH, TASHBEEH, MISS DEBUTANTE & IMPETUOUS

• This filly has been secured by our team to specifically target the nations top sprint races. She has the looks and pedigree to be an outstanding speed horse. She is a real athlete who moves smoothly in a manner only the good horses do!

• BOBS eligible

• Terrific residual value prospects

• To be trained by the rising star of the Sydney training ranks & Group 1 winner, Bjorn Baker. The trainer of MUSIC MAGNATE, UNENCUMBERED, WINNING RUPERT, BURBERO, IMPOSING LASS, EGYPTIAN SYMBOL, FUERZA, CANTONESE, HAVANA REY, LION TAMER, TWILIGHT ROYALE, CANDELARA & BRILLIANT TERROR, BONNY O’REILLY.

THE HORSE

Bred as a sprinter, moves like a sprinter…

This filly is one classy mover. With a swagger and aura which spell out quality, and a pedigree page filled with sprinting prowess, she has all the ingredients to make for an exceptional sprinter.

SMART MISSILE possessed a lethal turn of foot during his racing career, demonstrating his explosiveness time and time again as a juvenile as he won the Breeders’ Plate on debut and defeated the previously undefeated stars SEPOY and FOXWEDGE in the Group 2 Todman Stakes.

Last season’s Champion First-Season Sire can already boast 12 stakes-class horses to his name and recently added Group 3 winning juveniles DEBELLATIO and I’LL HAVE A BIT to his stock, following on from his breakthrough Stakes success with SASSY ‘N’ SMART in his first crop. He is also the sire of Triple Crown’s hugely talented winner and stakes placed performer JERICHO.

This filly has a hell of a lot going for her in her pedigree, meaning excellent residual value after her racing career. She is out of MORE THAN READY line mare SAGRADA, a winner over 1000m and half-sister to Stakes performers LUCHA LIBRE and LA VEUVE.

The MORE THAN READY line has proven to be a formidable one as a broodmare sire, with no less than five Group 1 winners including Blue Diamond winner MIRACLES OF LIFE.

In fact through Group 3 Caulfield Classic runner up ROCKETEER, the SMART MISSILE cross with MORE THAN READY has already produced a high-class Stakes level performer.

Furthermore, the wider DANEHILL / MORE THAN READY cross has delivered a long list of Group 1 winners, including MIRACLES OF LIFE, REBEL DANE and ATLANTE.

The first crop of SMART MISSILE have caught the eye of many a good judge, and Chris and Michael were delighted to once again bring back his progeny for the Triple Crown team.

This filly has the ideal make-up and pedigree that suggests she’ll go early and fast, and with Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning trainer Bjorn Baker to guide her, she’ll be on a proven formula to success!

SMART MISSILE

An outstanding two-year-old and conqueror of champions

SMART MISSILE exploded onto the scene with victories in his first three career starts. Thrown straight in at Stakes level, SMART MISSILE eased to victory in the Listed Breeders’ Plate on debut.

His greatest triumph came on his next start, as he defeated the previously unbeaten champion two-year-old and subsequent Golden Slipper winner SEPOY with a flying turn of foot to claim the Group 2 Todman Stakes.

After beating FOXWEDGE and HELMET to win the Group 3 Run To Rose Stakes at Rosehill, he came agonisingly close to crowning himself a Group 1 winner, but was denied by a neck in the Golden Rose Stakes after veering out and throwing away certain victory.

With his long, sweeping stride, SMART MISSILE became characterised for swallowing up his rivals in the home straight, posting a rapid sectional of just 10.95 seconds.

SMART MISSILE’s first crop showed talent and ability, as he was crowned Champion First-Season Sire and also announced himself as a Stakes-winning sire when SASSY ‘N’ SMART dominated the Listed Welcome Stakes to win by two and a half lengths. Within his second crop he has added a pair of Group 3 winners through DEBELLATIO and I’LL HAVE A BIT.

Racing in the red of Triple Crown is another of his very talented sons in JERICHO, a two-year-old winner and second in the Listed Hampden Stakes.

He is also sire to eyecatchers ROCKETEER, who finished second in the Group 3 Caulfield Classic and is bred on the exact same cross as our filly, and SMART MANOEUVRE, who was narrowly beaten in the Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce, while another of his sons, MEDITERRANEAN, finished second in the Listed Rosebud.

With more winners than SNITZEL and NOT A SINGLE DOUBT at the same stage of their stud careers, SMART MISSILE is a sire you want to have on your side!

SAGRADA

A sprinter’s family to back up a real sprinting prospect. . .

A winner at 1000m herself, SAGRADA is from an exceptional sprinting family, and is a half-sister to Stakes performers over the sprint distance LUCHA LIBRE and LE VEUVE with the former winning the Listed South Pacific Handicap at Royal Randwick.

The family has thrown a further five Group-race winners within the first three dams, with three of them getting up to win at two including South African Group 1 winner FIGHTING WARRIOR and Group 1 Railway Handicap winner ENSIGN EWART, who was a consistent performer over the sprint distances in New Zealand, placing on a further two occasions at Group 1 level, and finished second in the Group 2 Concorde Handicap.

PRUSSIAN BLUE represents yet another Group 1 winner to emerge from the family, as he claimed the Bayer Classic in his native New Zealand over the mile, while in South Africa MOSSMAN gelding ROYAL ZULU WARRIOR claimed eight wins in a career that featured two Group-race successes.

It’s a trademark of the family that their produce are all consistent performers, delivering multiple wins and competing at the highest level.

Among the 12 wins in the career of TUSCAN FIRE, the son of a half-sister to SAGRADA, is the Listed Mornington Cup as the loyal performer finished placed in exactly half of his 81 career starts.

SAGRADA is by the prolific broodmare sire line of MORE THAN READY, with Group 1 winners MIRACLES OF LIFE, REBEL DANE, DELECTATION, ATLANTE and LUNA ROSSA as well as two-year-old sensation SINGLE BULLET all being from a MORE THAN READY mare.

Our filly is by DANEHILL line sire SMART MISSILE and with these mares making for exceptional broodmares, and with the dynamic sprinting family of our filly, she makes for a superb broodmare prospect after her racing career.

This is a speedy family to back up her obvious talent and with such consistent performers within the family, she’s sure to provide numerous days of racetrack success!

Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . . .

Please note that this outstanding filly is eligible and suited to target the following races:

  • $10,000,000 Magic Millions race series (already nominated)
  • $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)

In September 2016, Racing New South Wales announced unprecedented increases in prizemoney, with $204 million on offer for the year to come.

She is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means she will be running for millions of dollars in extra bonuses over and above any prizemoney. For example (using some standard race figures):

  • Metropolitan Race (Saturday) – Prizemoney = $100,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $140,000!
  • Metropolitan Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $50,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $70,000!
  • Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $30,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $40,000!
  • Country Race – Prizemoney = $20,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $30,000!

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