2021 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale

Lot: 1949

Type: Yearling
Vendor: Grandview, Peak Crossing, Qld (As Agent for Dovedeen Pty Ltd)
Sire: Nom du Jeu (NZ)
Dam: Backpacker Express (AUS)
Colour: Bay
Sex: Colt
DOB: 31 October 2019
Buyer: Fiddlewood Stud, QLD $4,000

Significant Pedigree Updates

Half-Brother to Small Reward (2017.f. by Dream Ahead-Backpacker Express, by Big Brown-Trick Ski).
1st Mt Garnet ATC LD Lucey Memorial Maiden P.

Account of GRANDVIEW, Peak Crossing, Qld. (As Agent for Dovedeen Pty Ltd)

Lot 1949 (100% GST)        BAY COLT                     Stable L 3

Foaled 31st October 2019                        Branded : nr sh; 10 over 9 off sh






Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer


Top Ville

Prized Gem


Kris S

Vaguely Attentive

Noble Bijou




Big Brown





Trick Ski

Rory's Jester

Crown Jester




NOM DU JEU (NZ) (Brown 2004-Stud 2010). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, Australian Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 161 rnrs, 79 wnrs, inc. SW True Enough (ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1), Ted - Ping Hai Star (H.K.), Alcaldesa, Liapari, SP Nomen Ludi, Hurry Cane, Athena and of Mont Ventoux, Luke, Lupelani, Master Fin, Bee Tee Junior, Soldiers, Junior, Rodolfo, Top Me Up Again, Wanderin Over, Cape du Jeu, Magnanimous Man, etc.


1st dam

BACKPACKER EXPRESS, by Big Brown. Raced once. Half-sister to DOWNHILL RACER. This is her third foal. Dam of two foals to race-

Ain't She Lovely (f. by Worthy Cause). Winner at 2 at 1100m in 2020-21, Ipswich TC Follow at Ipswichturfclub 2YO P.

Small Reward (f. by Dream Ahead). Placed at 2 & 3 to 2020-21.

2nd dam

TRICK SKI, by Rory's Jester. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to LIVELIHOOD (dam of LIVING SPIRIT, ONLY SHE CAN), half-sister to SCHUBERT, Abonnement (dam of GONSKI, RECAST), Alpine Spirit (dam of PINEZERO). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

DOWNHILL RACER (Danehill Dancer). 2 wins at 2 at 1000m, 1200m, $142,540, STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, MRC Andelosia 2YO P., 2d VRC Seppelt Wines Sprint H., L. Producer.

Pride of China - Mega (H.K.). Winner at 1350m in Aust, 2d HKJC Swan H.

Desert Fairy. 4 wins 1100m to 1200m. Dam of 3 winners-

Our Vidia. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, $117,390, MVRC Ranvet 2YO P., 3d VRC National Hall of Fame H., MVRC Opus Group Sprint Final H.

3rd dam

ROSSIGNOL, by Bluebird. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1300m, VATC Elsternwick H., SAJC Lockleys H. Three-quarter-sister to Sorority (dam of HAPPY GIGGLE), half-sister to IDOL WORSHIP (dam of CULT FIGURE), Sisterhood (dam of LIVELIHOOD). Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

SCHUBERT (Salieri). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1600m, $1,354,487, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, VRC Talindert H., L, VATC Vain S., L, HKJC Chinese Club Challenge Cup, L, 2d VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, SAJC Dermody S., Gr.3.

Abonnement. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

RECAST (Thunder Gulch). 11 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 2200m, $1,976,161, Singapore TC 3YO Challenge (1st Leg), L, Singapore Guineas, L. Sire.

GONSKI (Danehill). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1410m, VRC Poseidon S., L, 2d STC Heritage S., L, 4th MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1. Sire.

Flight of Dreams. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

Flight of Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1600m, ATC Ascend Trophies H., 3d ATC Skyline S., Gr.3.

Alpine Spirit. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

PINEZERO (Danzero). 4 wins-1 at 2 and 3 in succession-1000m to 1200m, $299,950, MVRC Silver Jubilee S., L, MRC Quezette S., L.

Wealthy (Danehill). 7 wins-5 in succession-at 1400m, 1600m, $904,777, HKJC Lek Yuen H., Makarpura Star H., 3d HKJC Centenary Vase, L.

Porto Cervo. Placed at 2 & 3, 3d SAJC Distinctive Homes P. Dam of 3 winners-

Maayaat (Sebring). 2 wins to 1600m, 2d Turffontein Syringa H., L.



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