2020 Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Lot: 684

Type: Yearling
Vendor: Lyndhurst Stud Farm, Warwick, Qld
Sire: Better Than Ready (AUS)
Dam: Ridolfi (AUS)
Colour: Bay
Sex: Colt
DOB: 22 October 2018
Buyer: Proven Thoroughbreds/Steven O'Dea Racing, NSW $80,000

Account of LYNDHURST STUD FARM, Warwick, Qld.

Lot 684 (100% GST)             BAY COLT                     Stable Q 19

Foaled 22nd October 2018                             Branded :  nr sh; 29 over 8 off sh





More Than Ready

Southern Halo


Woodman's Girl


Sally's World

Agnes World


Sally Magic





Fastnet Rock



Piccadilly Circus

Royal Academy

La Italia



Capote Crossing



BETTER THAN READY (AUS) (Bay or Brown 2009-Stud 2015). 8 wins-1 at 2, ATC Brian Crowley S., L. Out of a half-sister to SW Publishing. Sire of 63 rnrs, 33 wnrs, inc. SW Better Reflection (BRC Calaway Gal S., L), Jagged Edge, The Odyssey and of Betaima, Girls are Ready, Golly Hutt, Raging Pole, Ready to Roam, Well Prepared, Xanthus, Broncks, Epicurious, Wishfilly, Arnwood, Hezhome, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

RIDOLFI, by Fastnet Rock. Raced twice. This is her second living foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.

2nd dam

LA ITALIA, by Stravinsky. Joint second filly on The 2005-06 NZ 2YO Free H. 3 wins at 2 at 800m, 1200m, $329,736, WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.2, Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock Classique, RL, CJC Riccarton Park 2YO S., 3d ARC Diamond S., Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Highview S., Gr.3, 4th Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2. Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

Bond Elegance. 3 wins at 1200m, $554,576, HKJC Kam Tin River H., Gloucester H., Kowloon Park H., 2d HKJC Hap Mun Bay H., Jasper H.

Minetti. Winner at 1000m, 2d VRC Phar Lap Club 2YO P., MVRC Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat 9 H., 3d MVRC Bertocchi Famous Xmas Ham H.

Mameli. Winner at 1000m in 2018-19.

3rd dam

CAPOTE CROSSING, by Capote. Raced 3 times. Half-sister to Aspen Falls (dam of IRISH LIGHTS), Deputy's Mistress (dam of SHADOWBDANCING, BACKATEM). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

LA ITALIA (Stravinsky). 3 wins. See above.

4th dam

RIVER CROSSING, by Affirmed. Unplaced. Half-sister to FALL ASPEN (dam of FORT WOOD, HAMAS, NORTHERN ASPEN, TIMBER COUNTRY, BIANCONI, COLORADO DANCER, ELLE SEULE, MAZZACANO, PRINCE OF THIEVES), McCracken, Paintbrush, Brackish (dam of MERZOUK, PACIFIC WEST, VALSES POUR MOI), Existentialist (dam of YOUBETTERBELIEVEIT), Sweet Cielo (dam of TSURUMARU TSUYOSHI). Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Aspen Falls. Winner at 5½f in U.S.A. Dam of 5 winners-

IRISH LIGHTS (Fastnet Rock). 3 wins in succession 1100m to 1600m, $492,950, MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, 3d MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2. Dam of 2 winners-

OMEI SWORD (High Chaparral). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, $482,025, ATC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2, 2d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Surround S., Gr.2, Magic Night S., Gr.2.

Deputy's Mistress. Unraced. Dam of 9 winners-

SHADOWBDANCING (Montbrook). 15 wins-1 at 2-6f to 1¼m, $1,003,530, Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H., Gr.2. Sire.

BACKATEM (Notebook). 2 wins at 2 at 7f, 8½f, Calder Three Ring S., L, 3d Calder Judy's Red Shoes S., L. Grandam of-

ASIA EXPRESS (Henny Hughes). Champion 2YO Colt in Japan in 2013. 4 wins-3 in succession at 2-1400m to 1800m, $1,902,452, Nakayama Asahi Hai Futurity S., Gr.1, Niigata Leopard S., Gr.3.



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