Pedigree Boosters - Karaka

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In the build up to the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale at Karaka, we will pick out three yearlings each day who have had substantial pedigree updates in the past couple of months.

Today, we take a closer look at youngsters whose profiles have been substantially lifted by the recent deeds on the track of close relatives.

Lot 391 Shooting To Win x Secret Scent (NZ) – Offered by Inglewood Stud

Half-sister Secret Allure (NZ) (Zacinto {GB}) drew further attention to this colt when she was successful in last Saturday’s G3 Desert Gold S. to cap off a run of form that included minor placings in both the G2 Royal S. and the G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas.

They are out of an O’Reilly (NZ) mare, who is a sister to the multiple stakes winner and Group 1 performer Ombre Rose. Also featuring on the pedigree page is the G2 Herbert Power H. winner and G1 BMW S. runner-up Aquidity (NZ) (Avaray {FR}) and his half-brother The Sportsman (NZ) (Kilimanjaro {GB}) who won a G2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Lot 391 Shooting To Win x Secret Scent (NZ)

Lot 530 Sweynesse x Xpress (NZ) – offered by Nowra Park

This colt was handed a major favour by his half-sister Xpression (NZ) (Showcasing {GB}), who posted a third placing in the G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas. She also won the G2 John Grigg S. in her lead-up to the classic following a 2-year-old season that included success in the G2 Wakefield Challenge S.

Their dam is a half-sister to the Karaka Million winner Hardline (NZ) (Showcasing {GB}) and another headline act within the family ranks is the G1 Underwood S. and G1 Doomben Cup winner Perlin (NZ) (Carnegie {IRE}).

Lot 530 Sweynesse x Xpress (NZ)

Lot 656 Per Incanto (USA) x Crepe De Chine - Offered by Mapperley Stud

Genuine performer Torgersen (NZ) (Pins) continues to liven up this family with recent black type runner-up finishes in the Listed Kilmore Cup and the Listed Lord S. Fictitious (NZ) (Ocean Park {NZ}) has been another progressive member to add further winning form.

This colt is a sibling to four winners with their dam, a Group 3 winning daughter of Pins, a sister to Glam Slam (NZ), who was successful three times and most notably in the Listed Creswick S. The big names in this pedigree are the multiple Group 1 winner Glamous Puss (NZ) (Tale Of The Cat) and Vision And Power (NZ) (Carnegie {IRE}).

Watch: Lot 656 Per Incanto (USA) x Crepe De Chine