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Tiamo Grace the star turn

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Written by Paul Vettise

Tiamo Grace (Monaco Consul {NZ}) will be the headline act when she goes under the hammer on Friday at the Inglis Spring Thoroughbred Sale. She is the stand-out entry in the Oaklands Junction auction.

“People are always looking for a high-profile broodmare and you don’t get too many opportunities to buy a Group 2 winner who is free of Danehill. She’ll unquestionably be the highlight of the sale,” Inglis’ Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian.

“It’s not the biggest of sales, it’s a bit like Christmas Eve shopping and a last opportunity to buy before the mares get covered.”

Tiamo Grace was trained by Darren Weir and her career best performance came when she won the G2 Wakeful S., off the back of a runner-up finish in the G3 Ethereal S., at Caulfield. To be offered by Forest Lodge Racing, the daughter of Sicile (FR) (Anabaa {USA}) will be offered as Lot 24.

The dam has produced three winners and is from the family of the G1 Myer S., and triple Group 2 winner I Am A Star (I Am Invincible).

“Lot 37 is Fleet Of Foot and she’s a half-sister to the multiple Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane, whose target is The Everest,” Vivian said. “She’s likely to be a mare who’s quite attractive.”

“It’s not the biggest of sales, it’s a bit like Christmas Eve shopping and a last opportunity to buy before the mares get covered.” – Simon Vivian.

Lot 37 Fleet Of Foot is a half sister to Everest contender, Santa Ana Lane

Consigned by Noorilim Park, Fleet Of Foot (Toorak Toff) was unraced and is out of Fast Fleet (Fastnet Rock).

“Lot 42 is Dimanche, a mare by Denman, and she’s a half-sister to the G1 Queensland Derby winner Sonntag,” Vivian said. “She’s from one of the great Ingham families and free of Danehill blood.”

“She’s from one of the great Ingham families and free of Danehill blood.” – Simon Vivian. on Lot 42, Dimanche

Dimanche is out of Parfaits (Strategic) with the G1 Salinger S., winner Flavour (Rubiton) a star name on the pedigree page.

“Lindsay Park are offering Sullivan Bay, Lot 60, and she won more than $350,000. She’s by Nicconi, who’s doing a very good job and she’s a nice mare.”

Sullivan Bay was successful nine times and is a grand-daughter of the G2 Queen of the Turf S., winner Sorrento (NZ) (Just A Dancer {NZ}).

Lot 42, Dimanche, is a half sister to Sonntag, pictured here winning the Group 1 Queensland Derby

Supplementary catalogue

“In the Supplementary catalogue, there’s a mare called Keighran who’s a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Desert Eagle,” Vivian said. “She’s another from a very good family.”

To be sold by Hollylodge Thoroughbreds as Lot 96, she is out of Egyptian Ibis (NZ) (Straight Strike {USA}), who has left six winners.

“I’m sure it will be a decent sale and offers niche opportunities to buy and we’ve had good interest from stud farms all around the country,” Vivian said.