Better Than Ready X Royal Yangtze Filly

Better Than Ready X Royal Yangtze Filly

Sire: Better Than Ready

Dam: Royal Yangtze

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Nov 15th, 2019

Country: Australia





Foaled 15th November 2019

SireMore Than ReadySouthern HaloHalo
BETTER THAN READY (AUS) Woodman's GirlWoodman
2009Sally's WorldAgnes WorldDanzig
  Sally MagicKeltrice
DamRoyal AcademyNijinskyNorthern Dancer
ROYAL YANGTZE (AUS) Crimson SaintCrimson Satan
2003Our Yangtze RiverZabeelSir Tristram
  Lake LouiseKings Lake

BETTER THAN READY (AUS) (Bay or Brown 2009-Stud 2015). 8 wins-1 at 2, ATC Brian Crowley S., L. Sire of 177 rnrs, 99 wnrs, inc. SW Alpine Edge (BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3), Apache Chase, Better Reflection, Jagged Edge, The Odyssey, SP Paredo, Iced and of Better Than Best, Georgie's Pride, Betaima, Girls are Ready, Golly Hutt, Raging Pole, Ready to Roam, Well Prepared, Xanthus, Already Blessed, Better Get Set, Eelloh, Meglio di Falcrest, etc.


1st dam

ROYAL YANGTZE, by Royal Academy. 2 wins at 1300m, 1800m, SAJC SA Unions H., Distinctive Homes H., 2d SAJC Walter Brooke & Associates H., Tooheys New H. This is her tenth foal. Dam of eight foals to race, all winners-

RIVER RACER (f. by Hidden Dragon). 6 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$838,225, to 2019-20, SCTC Glasshouse H., L, BRC Hamilton Hotel P., Valmont Coatings H., Countdown to Carnival P., Robert John Wallis P., GCTC QBI Ross Maclean Fellowship H., 2d BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, Vo Rogue P., Gr.3, Mick Dittman P., L, GCTC Magic Millions H., BRC Epoca Constructions H., Variety Childern's Charity 2YO H., SCTC Coastline BMW 2YO Classic P., BRC Shannons Air Conditioning 2YO P., 3d BRC Bright Shadow H., L, Calaway Gal S., L, SCTC Glasshouse H., L-twice, BRC Sky Racing 2YO H., Megaport P., 4th BRC Fred Best Classic, Gr.3, Sunshine Coast Cup, L.

River Flyer (f. by Hidden Dragon). 5 wins to 1400m, A$132,850, to 2019-20, GCTC Skyline Restaurant P., 2d BRC Weareco H., Johnnie Walker H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Stella Artois H., BRC Memberships H.

River Rocket (g. by Hidden Dragon). Winner at 1200m in 2019-20, 2d BRC Souths Sports Club H.

Live in Hope (g. by Nadeem). 2 wins at 1200m, Singapore TC Cheyenne Dancer S., 2d Singapore TC Kranji D S.

Yangsea (c. by Hidden Dragon). Winner at 2 in 2020-21 in Aust.

Sizzling River (g. by Sizzling). Winner at 1350m in 2020-21 in Aust.

Goyung Thief (g. by Time Thief). Winner at 1050m in Aust.

Odalisque (f. by Dehere). Winner at 1250m in Aust.


2nd dam

OUR YANGTZE RIVER, by Zabeel. 5 wins from 1600m to 2150m, NZ$17,250, A$108,625, SAJC Birthday Cup, Gr.3, Oakbank RC Onkaparinga Cup, L, SAJC Editorial Works H., Waikato RC CKL Surveys H., 2d QTC RSL Girl in a Million H., SAJC Karidis Corporation Ltd H., Carlton Draught H., 3d SAJC Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek H. Three-quarter-sister to Radium Springs (dam of BISHOPS ROCK). Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

Royal Yangtze. 2 wins. See above.

River of Dreams. 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m in Aust.

River Pegasus. 2 wins at 1350m, 1800m in NZ.

Murray Darling. Winner at 1600m in Aust.

Wonderful Wanda. Unplaced. Dam of-

Gilbert. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m in Korea, 2d Busan KRA Cup Mile.

May Sun. 3 wins at 2 in Korea, 3d Seoul Gwacheon Mayor's Cup.


3rd dam

LAKE LOUISE, by Kings Lake. 3 wins to 1400m, SAJC Cheong Sam H., 2d SAJC Pewsey Vale Vineyard S., 3d SAJC Imposing H. Half-sister to Phocion, Country Charm (dam of RIVERINA CHARM), Great Care (dam of GREAT VINTAGE, LA GRANGE MUSIC). Dam of 8 named foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

OUR YANGTZE RIVER (Zabeel). 5 wins. See above.

Radium Springs. Unraced. Dam of-

BISHOPS ROCK (Redoute's Choice). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2200m, R719,910, Greyville Astrapak H., Gr.2, Turffontein Colorado King S., Gr.2, Scottsville Michael Roberts H., L, Turffontein Sun City H., 2d Turffontein South African Nursery P., Gr.1, Protea S., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Sea Cottage S., L.


4th dam

BE GYRFUL, by Gyr. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 3d Haydock Preston H. Three-quarter-sister to GODZILLA (dam of PHYDILLA, ROYAL SUZUKA), half-sister to GENTLY, SOROCO, Regality, Be Noble (dam of DARINE). Dam of 13 named foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Phocion (Sir Tristram). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 3000m, A$87,480, AJC Thirteen Squadron Association H., STC General Electric 2YO H., 3d Onkaparinga Cup, L.

Country Charm. 2 wins at 9f, Ayr Fairlie H. Dam of-

RIVERINA CHARM (Sir Tristram). Top of The 1988-89 Australasian 3YO Classification (1300m - 2000m). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 900m to 2000m, NZ$98,500, A$727,100, ARC Air New Zealand S., Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, VATC One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, 1750m-in track record time, 2d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, 3d AJC Surround S., Gr.2, Light Fingers S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC FJ Carberry H., L, 4th AJC Oaks, Gr.1, NSW Tatt's RC Sallmanns Chelmsford S., Gr.2. Dam of-

PAOLINO (Housebuster). 5 wins to 1400m, NZ$80,950, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, ARC Kings of Sport Dinner H., BOP RC Stewart Browne Electrical H., 2d ARC Rotary Club of Newmarket H., 3d ARC King's P., Gr.3, Waikato RC Gasmate S., Gr.3, ARC Lindauer H. Dam of-

MIRANDOLA (O'Reilly). Joint third top filly on the 2006-07 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2, Avondale JC 2YO Fillies' S., L, 2d ARC Pulse Engineering Services H. Producer.

SARWATCH (Jetball). NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year 2000. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 950m to 2000m, NZ$96,100, A$19,600, ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, ARC Soliloquy S., L, 2d Waikato RC Bloodstock Agents Federation Juvenile S., 3d ARC Championship S., Gr.2, VATC Rupert Clarke H., 4th STC Ansett Australia S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2. Producer.

Ivy Cottage (Star Way). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, AJC Mount Pleasant H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., L. Dam of-

Hut (Danehill). 3 wins from 1250m to 1600m, A$133,810, STC Rider Hunt H., 2d STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2. Dam of-

BENFICA (Lonhro). 3 wins at 2, A$467,150, BRC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, Hampden S., L, STC Blackwoods 2YO H., 2d AJC Corporate Membership 2YO H. Sire.

Shelters. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, ATC Gallipoli H. Dam of-

MULTAJA (Medaglia d'Oro). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$514,450, ATC PJ Bell S., Gr.3, BRC Helen Coughlan S., L, 2d Hawkesbury Crown, Gr.3, BRC Nudgee S., L.

VERANILLO (Medaglia d'Oro). 2 wins at 2, A$317,075, ATC Lonhro P., L, 2d ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2.

Dalquarren. 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$92,585, AJC Coolmore Stud H., MVRC Strathayr H. Dam of-

NEROLI (Viscount). Joint third filly on 2008-09 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. 7 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$772,050, STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Millie Fox S., Gr.3, VRC Maybe Mahal S., L, AJC Angst S., L, Sir Ivor H., STC Sofitel Gold Coast H., Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H., 2d MRC How Now S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, VRC Rose of Kingston S., Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2. Producer.

Pattamada. 3 wins at 1400m, 1500m in Aust. Dam of-

BANDIPUR (Commands). 10 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$730,055, to 2019-20, SAJC Lightning S., L, Ipswich TC Eye Liner S., L.

Chai. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

MAGIC CHAI (Magic Albert). 5 wins from 2100m to 3200m, NZ$217,505, Wellington Cup, Gr.3, ARC Ray White City Realty H., Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., Waikato RC Techo H.

Croft. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, AJC Canley Vale H. Dam of-

BIG TREE (Snitzel). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$218,300, GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic, Gr.3, BRC Rhino Toolboxes H., 2d BRC Best Security H., 3d SCTC Mick Dittman P., L.

Miss Habitat. Winner at 1400m in Italy. Dam of-

Te Akau Jo. Placed in NZ. Dam of-

PARTEE (Sandtrap). 7 wins from 1600m to 2100m, NZ$116,337, Matamata Cup, L, 2d ARC Championship S., Gr.2.

Great Care. Placed in GB. Dam of-

GREAT VINTAGE (Sir Tristram). 4 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$9,600, A$214,950, VATC Herbert Power S., Gr.2, Jim Conway H., ARC Buddy Holly Story H., 2d VRC Chester Manifold S., L, VATC Royal Show H., L, Avondale JC Tefal Welter, 4th VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Turnbull S., Gr.2. Dam of-

GREAT ANNA (Anabaa). 5 wins from 1200m to 1900m, A$189,020, STC Epona S., L, 3d SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1. Producer.

LA GRANGE MUSIC (Music Boy). 5 wins at 6f, 7f, Newmarket Criterion S., Gr.3, Curragh Waterford Testimonial S., L, 3d Royal Ascot Cork & Orrery S., Gr.3, Duke of York S., Gr.3. Sire.

Gentle Freedom. Unraced. Dam of-

Fairy Lore. Winner at 1m in Ireland. Dam of-

CAUCHEMAR DE CHAT (Tenby). 14 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 3000m, €46,839, 378,010,036L., Coppa d'Oro di Milano, L, 2d Milan Premio Carlo Porta, L.

Victory Demo. Unplaced. Dam of-

AIR BORN (Strike the Gold). Champion 2YO Colt in Turkey in 2012. 8 wins from 1300m to 2400m in Turkey, Istanbul Kisrak, L, Zühtü Erisen, L.

Paris Joelle. Raced once. Dam of-

PLACE COWBOY (Compton Place). 4 wins at 6f, 1m, £7,460, US$192,474 in GB and U.S.A, Santa Anita War Chant S., L, 3d Golden Gate San Francisco Mile S., Gr.2.