All sold - 3/4 2YO sister to Calchris - she's a nice buy.

Sep 26, 2010

Bruce walked a straight path to stall QD 21 where a three-quarter sister in blood to Calchris was passed in short of  $100,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions sale recently.

And it's little wonder he took the trek.
Bruce inspected the Oratorio (IRE)-Miss Chakra filly a few days earlier and liked what he had seen. (Oratorio (IRE) was the Irish star trained by Aidan O'Brien not the former Melbourne sprinter).
"She is a very nice athletic filly, not too big or small, very well balanced," Bruce said.
"She is a better type than Calchris was at the same age."
"She has broken in well, she has had two jumps out that have been fvery good, I could not be any happier with her."
Calchris (by Commands) was the mare Bruce guided to black-type victory and over $200,000 in prizemoney just a few seasons back.
And with the brilliant start to Oratorio's (IRE) stud career at Coolmore in Ireland, Bruce believes this filly could be better.
"Calchris was a fantastic mare whose record should have been better but for poor barriers in some big races," Bruce said.
Both Oratorio (IRE) and Commands are by nine-time Australian champion sire Danehill but this filly's superb breeding goes much deeper.
Miss Chakra's dam line incorporates one of the best nicks in the 1980s and 90s, that being the Sir Tristram - Sovereign Edition cross.
"I don't need to be told how good that was," Bruce said.
When foreman for legendary Victorian trainer Geoff Murphy, Bruce saddled up Gurner's Lane to win both the Melbourne and Caulfield Cup.
He also saddled up his brother, Soveriegn Red a six time Gr1 winner..
Both these stars had the Sir Tristram - Soveriegn Edition cross as did black type winners of that era Empire Rose, Trichelle, Tri Belle, Tristram Edition, Confiscate, Khamacruz, Glastonbury, Power Of Destiny, Mint Master, Palace News, Queen's Choice and Never Quit - the latter being part of the Calchris family.
Miss Chakra is by four-time Australian champion broodmare sire Marscay whose daughters have produce a seemingly endless amount of quality including Defier, Elvstroem, Haradasun, La Baraka, Zazzman, Iglesia, Scenic Peak, Yippyio, Camarena etc.
"Calchris was a late two-year-old and improved from there," Bruce said.
"I tend to think this filly may follow suit but you never know, she may come earlier."
Another of Miss Chakra's progeny making a mark is Flying Cat.
The gelding is one of Malaysia's most promising three-year-old's after just two runs, having impressively won on debut recently. 
Oratorio (IRE) produced GR1 Newmarket 2YO Dewhurst quinella Beethoven and Fencing Master in 2008.
The previous sire to produce the prestige quinella was the great Sadler's Wells.
The duo were part of Oratorio's (IRE) first crop which included many other winners such as Miracle Match, Soul Heaven, Blue Angel, Aerodynamic, Audrinna, Borghese, Gallery etc.
In New Zealand, Banchee has established herself as that countries best two year old last season.
It flew home for a fantastic third in the Karaka MM after settling last from the widest barrier.
She won her next two including the Group 2 Breeders Stakes and on Saturday March 13 the Group 1 Diamond Stakes.

Oratorio (IRE) himself was a dual 3yo Gr.1 winner of the Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes emulating Champion sires Sadler’s Wells and Giant’s Causeway. As a 2yo, Oratorio won the Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere in France where he was named champion 2yo in 2004..

There is 20% of this filly still to be sold. 
Shares can be bought at purchasers want.
For a live inspection ring Bruce on 0410 490 150. 
The filly can be found if you google - sire cam and go to video search - Gold Coast Magic Millions sale - lot 402  




                                                         Danzig.....................Northern Dancer


                                                         Razyana..................His Majesty

                Oratorio (Ire) 2002

.                                                         Vaguely Noble...........Vienna



Filly (Aus) 2007

                                                           Biscay.......................Star Kingdom


                                                            Heart Of Market..........To Market

                 Miss Chakra (Aus) 1996

.                                                            Sir Tristram..................Sir Ivor

                                     Gypsy Way

                                                              Sequita...........Sovereign Edition

ORATORIO (IRE) (Bay 2002-Stud in Ire 2006,Aust 2006), (won from 1200m to 2100m) Top rated 3yr old in Ireland in 2005 (1900m-2100m), Champion 2yr old colt in France in 2004, won 5 races at 2 and 3 years and £1,085,279 including Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.1, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium, Longchamp, Gr.1, Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1, Galileo EBF Futurity, Curragh, Gr.2 and Anglesey Stks, Curragh, Gr.3, placed 6 times including second in Dewhurst Stks, Newmarket, Gr.1, Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, Phoenix S., Curragh, Gr.1 and third in St James's Palace S., York, Gr.1; Sire of SW Beethoven (Newmarket Dewhurst S Gr1), Big Audio. Aerodynamic, Audrinna, Borghese Gallery, Mabura, Princess Zahra, Wealdmore Wave, oldest Australasian bred progeny are 2YOs and include Banchee.


1st dam

MISS CHAKRA, by Marscay. Unplaced. This is her fourth living foal. Her third foal is an unraced 3yo. Dam of three foals to race, all winners-

    CALCHRIS (f, by Commands) 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, $212,650, QTC J Cadell Garrick Hcp L, 2nd QTC Juanmo H L, 2nd GCTC Silk Stocking L 3rd QTC Juanmo Hcp L, 3rd Sunshine Coast Cup L, QTC Tooheys New H.

     Flying Cat (g,Tale Of The Cat) 1 win in Malaysia - two starts now a 3yo.

     Bear Command (c by Commands) 3 wins to 1450m

 2nd dam

GYPSY WAY, by Sir Tristram*. Winner at 1200m, STC Telopea H., 3d AJC Sunnybrook Travelodge H., Kathy Watt H. Sister to NEVER QUIT, Oishi (dam of TWILIGHT HOUR), half-sister to (SUPER) SEQUEL. Dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race, 5 winners inc:-

     Bearheart Lad 3 wins 1350m-2200m QTC Laboratory P 

     Romany Lady 2 wins 1050m, 1400m 3rd SAJC Schweppes Hccp, Sky City H

      Az Zilfi. Winner at 1500m, 3d VRC Tennessee Vain 2YO H. Dam of-   Astatus (With Class) 2 Wins at 2 A$108,000 QTC Amstel 2YO P, 2nd BTC Tommy Smith Slipper L.

3rd dam

SEQUITA (by Soveriegn Edition) 10 wins from 1200m to 2000m, ARC Great Britain-New Zealand S Gr2. Waikato RC Lady Norrie S Gr3, ARC Alison S L Christmas H 2nd ARC Great Britain-New Zealand S, Gr2, Taranaki S L 3rd Te Aroha JC James Valley S Gr3, Half sister to IDEAL CENTREMAN. Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 9 winners inc-

    NEVER QUIT (Sir Tristram*). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2000m, A$399,490, AJC Frank Packer P., Gr.2, Gold Coast TC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.2, STC Shannon H., Gr.3-twice, Newcastle JC Newmarket H., L, 2d AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, Carbine Club S., L, 3d AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, Apollo S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway H., Gr.3. Sire.

  (SUPER) SEQUEL (Centaine). 5 wins from 1150m to 1600m, NZ$79,650, A$258,100, VRC Hardy Brothers Classic S., Gr.2, BOP RC Tauranga Classic, L, VATC City of Glen Eira H., 2d ARC Highview Stud Trophy, Gr.2, MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3, 3d VATC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2, 4th ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.3, MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3.,

   My Stella Express - Special (H.K.). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, HK$7,057,855, HKJC Cognac Region H., National Panasonic Cup, Piaget Gold Cup, Arsenal H., 2d HKJC Haking Wong Building H.

   Luana. 2 wins at 1400m, ARC Newmarket Wines & Spirits H., 3d BOP RC Magic Millions Gold Coast H.

   Jawaal. 2 wins at 1400m, 1800m in Mal.

   Hanalei. 2 wins at 1600m, 2d ARC City of Auckland H. Producer.

   Good Tension. 4 wins from 1200m to 1800m in HK.

   Oishi. Winner at 2100m, 3d Avondale JC Wayne Wilkinson H. Dam of-   TWILIGHT HOUR (Star Way*). 9 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$170,090, AJC Warwick Farm Spring Cup, L, Burke and Wills H., Garcon H., Accountants' H., Bankstown Sports Club H., STC Rydges H., 2d AJC Elusive H., Hon James White H., 4th AJC Breeders' Classic, L, Angst H., L, Wyong Cup, L. Producer.

   O'Sequita Unraced, Dam of-   Captain Kurt (Volksraad) 4 Wins to 1600m, 2nd New Zealand Two Thounsand Guineas Gr1 Wellington Guineas Gr2, ARC Great Northern Foal S L 3rd Hawkes Bay Guineas Gr2 Gold Coast Guineas L.