Lot 46 - Anikery (AUS)
How often does the opportunity to purchase not only a last start winner, but a very easy last start winner, present itself? Well here is one with ANIKERY bolting in with a BM 0-58 contest at Stawell on Saturday.
Having just her third run for the preparation - appreciating the step up from the mile to 2000m, the lightly raced four-year-old took over turning and raced away to a dominant 4 1/2 length victory.
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Also impressive when breaking her maiden by 2 3/4 lengths over 1755m at Geelong last time in, ANIKERY (now rated at BM59) still has considerable upside - and there are plenty of races around for this type of galloper over the summer months.
And then there is her future potential as a broodmare with Anikery being a member of the thriving Storm Cat sire line via Johannesburg's dual Group One winning son Turffontein who, on the back of a consistent career as a stallion, is showing early promise as a broodmare sire - already three smart winners from his first six runners.
Which comes on the back of Johannesburg's great success as a broodmare sire with 44 stakes winners including the Group One winners Swiss Skydiver, Seventh Heaven, Collected, Jet Setting, Basin and Crusade.
Anikery is one of two winners from the first three foals produced by the still active American bred mare Zalmara whose three-year-old Zalmatian broke his maiden at just his third outing at Swan Hill in late September. Coming through she has an Al Maher yearling colt and an Outreach weanling filly.
Zalmara is a two times winning daughter of Danzig's outstanding son Exchange Rate, high class sire of 94 stakes winners including ten Group One winners. Her dam is the two times stakes placed Royal Halo whose six foals to race are all winners including the stakes placed Regal Valley.
Royal Halo's dam is the stakes winner Naked Royalty, in turn daughter of the triple stakes winner Royal Tasha whose eight winners include the three times stakes winner Sea Emperor.
This is a family that has been producing quality performers for generations, its other members including the Group winners Royal Ninja, Federal Trial, Coppa, Tis Michelle, K One King, Naked Glory, World Appeal and Go Go Windy.
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