Quality mare another boost to breeding line-up

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The dam of the dual Group winner and Group 1 placegetter Fiesta (I Am Invincible) has joined a stellar line-up of breeding stock at Inglis’ The Chairman’s Sale.

Now Now (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) will be offered by Mike and Debbie O’Donnell’s Fairhill Farm, in-foal to leading young sire Pierro.

Successful as a 2-year-old, Now Now has produced three winners, with the best of her brood the Star Thoroughbreds-owned Fiesta.

She triumphed in the G3 Widden S. as a juvenile before returning as a 3-year-old to claim the G2 Silver Shadow S. last spring.

Fiesta

Slender Group 1 defeat

She then went within a whisker of claiming Group 1 honours when beaten a nose in the Flight S. at Randwick in late September.

Those efforts saw her crowned the winner of the prestigious Darley Princess Series.

Fiesta is also a $3.70 equal favourite for Saturday’s $1 million Inglis Sprint at Warwick Farm and is being targeted at Group 1 objectives in the autumn.

“Fiesta has had 11 starts, 10 have been in stakes races and she’s finished in the top three nine times. She is a model of consistency,’’ Mike O’Donnell said.

“She was an absolute star and typical of what the mare gets.” – Mike O’Donnell.

“Now Now throws good looking stock each and every year. Anyone who saw Fiesta at the Classic Sale as a yearling will be able to testify to that. She was an absolute star and typical of what the mare gets.

“Her produce record is excellent and she’s in foal on a good cover to a very appealing young stallion.’’

Inglis’ New South Wales Bloodstock Manager Chris Russell said Now Now represents another exciting addition to what is going to be a quality selection of breeding stock.

“She’s a proper mare and is going to make a hell of a lot of appeal to plenty of breeders given she’s a tax mare.

Inglis' NSW Bloodstock Manager Chris Russell

“I inspected her Capitalist colt at Fairhill a few weeks ago and he’s a ripper, potentially one of the stars of our weanling sale.

“I inspected her Capitalist colt at Fairhill a few weeks ago and he’s a ripper, potentially one of the stars of our weanling sale.” – Chris Russell.

“We are very appreciative of the opportunity to sell her for Mike and Debbie. I have no doubt that she’ll be a very popular mare, particularly for those people looking for the right mare for I Am Invincible. She’s already proven she can produce the real deal when mated to him.’’

Now Now joins the likes of star mares Norzita (NZ) (Thorn Park) and Snitty Kitty (Snitzel) as early leading entries for The Chairman’s Sale, which will be held at Riverside Stables on the evening of Friday, May 3.