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Brave Smash (JPN) 2013
More for Me (AUS) 2011
4 October 2020
AFS no:
Ellalong 2325 NSW, Australia

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Trainer: Kris Lees
Location: Broadmeadow 2292 NSW View map »


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About 15 years ago I decided to purchase some weanlings and syndicate them. This helped some of our owners stay in racing as the cost of yearlings began to get out of their reach.

This strategy has been very successful with some of our weanling purchases being the excellent racehorses Too Many Reds, Eramor, Believe 'n Achieve, Faith 'n Courage, Invincible Al and our current winners Miss Divine Em, Mr Cashman and Gaga's Belle.

The cost of getting into weanlings is about 50 to 75% of what it would cost if they were sold as yearlings.

I expected the Magic Millions National Sale to be a tough one and that is how it turned out. I was pleased to get all seven yearlings I had vetted through the clinical and x-ray checks. This was a first!!! On day one I had five weanlings I was keen to purchase with two going through the following day.

These five were all outstanding types out of good families from successful farms. I was confident I would get a couple but finished up with just the one colt, an outstanding individual by the multiple Group 1 winner and Everest placed Brave Smash (JPN).

I've been wary of the Japanese sires but Brave Smash fits a different profile to most. Firstly, he was a fast precocious 2yo winning twice. He was trained as a stayer as a young horse in Japan but once he came to Australia was eventually trained as a sprinter winning the Group 1 MVRC Manikato Stakes and MRC Futurity Stakes. He was also placed twice in Victoria's top sprint, The VRC Newmarket Stakes and was 3rd in the ATC Everest.

The weanlings I have seen by him look like sprinters with our colt as a good example. He has a terrific hindquarter and good shoulder. I love the way he walks. He is athletic and light on his feet. Twenty years ago, it would have been a good guess to say he was by Rory's Jester, one of our very best juvenile sires who appears in this colt's pedigree.

Our colt is out of a More Than Ready mare. There are not many better sires in the world than More Than Ready. He did it all as a sire and has already left a huge mark on our industry as a sire, sire of sires but I think more as a broodmare sire. He is currently 3rd on this season's Broodmare Sire's List with Bivouac being his best performer this season. He has been a top 10 broodmare sire for the past five seasons.

Our colt's dam, More For Me was a Melbourne metropolitan winner at two and was placed in the Listed Woodlands Stakes. This is the race Xtremetime won at Rosehill. She has had one winner from two to race but her second foal to race ran in the Listed Talindert Stakes and Adelaide Magic Millions 2yo Classic. These are high profile 2yo races so he must have displayed good ability.

The second dam is the Danehill stakes winning mare Langness with the third dam being the Champion sprinter Isca. She was an Australian Sprinter of the Year winning the VRC Lightning stakes and Newmarket Handicaps. She was by the great juvenile sire and broodmare sire Rory's Jester. Interesting.

I love buying out of families where a Derby or Oaks horse is on the page. In this case we have both an Oaks and Derby placed horses.

I will send the colt to Kris Lees to train. Kris trained Brave Smash and said he underestimated just how good a sprinter he was. Kris was thrilled when I called him to say I had purchased him this colt.

There is an awful lot to like about this colt.

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Chestnut colt       Foaled 4th October 2020 

BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Tosen PhantomNeo UniverseSunday Silence
Birthday RoseTony Bin
Tosen SmashTokai TeioSymboli Rudolf
Annus MirabilisReal Shadai
More Than Ready (USA)Southern HaloHalo
Woodman's GirlWoodman
LangnessDanehill (USA)Danzig
IscaRory's Jester

BRAVE SMASH (JPN) (Bay 2013-Stud 2019). 5 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 1600m, A$2,725,450, 74,967,000¥, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, Bendigo Bank H., L, Tokyo Saudi Arabia Royal Cup, L, 2d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.1, Chukyo Chunichi Sports Sho Falcon S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, ATC Shorts H., Gr.2, MRC Heath S., Gr.3. Out of a half-sister to SW Tosen Jo O. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

More for Me, by More Than Ready (USA). Winner at 2, A$82,910, MRC Catanach's Jewellers 2YO H., 2d BRC Brisbane Marriott Hotel P., 3d Scone RC Woodlands S., L, BRC XXXX Gold Aust Pale Ale H. This is her fourth foal. Her third foal is a 2YO. Dam of 2 foals to race, inc:-

 Chattanooga Lucy (f by Pride of Dubai) Winner at 1100m in 2020-21 in Aust.


2nd dam

LANGNESS, by Danehill (USA). Winner at 2, SAJC South Australian S., L, 2d VRC Schweppes Tonic H., 3d ARC Tourism Auckland H. Dam of 4 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

More for Me (f More Than Ready) Winner. See above.

 Sierra Gold. Winner at 1250m in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

Red Sierra (f Redwood) 8 wins from 1200m to 2100m, NZ$150,760, CJC In Memory of Doods H., Egmont Cup, WRC Hiremaster H., Hawkes Bay Animal Health Direct H., Wanganui Chronicle H., 2d Rangitikei Gold Cup, L, Hawkes Bay Preferment at Brighthill Farm H., 4th CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3, Opunake Cup, L.

 Makabar. 3 wins to 1400m to 2020-21, 2d Rotorua RC ISCL H., 3d ARC Vodafone Events Centre H.

 Sienna Gold. Raced twice. Dam of 5 winners-

 He's a Gold Digger. 3 wins at 800m, 1000m to 2020-21, Wanganui JC Palamountains Nutrition H., 2d WRC Wyndspelle at Grangewilliam H.

 Elenara. 4 wins to 1200m, A$102,475, to 2021-22 in Aust.


3rd dam

ISCA, by Rory's Jester. Champion Sprinter in Australia in 1998-99. Top of The 1998-99 Australasian 3YO Classification (1000m-1400m). 6 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$647,825, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, Red Roses S., L, VATC Sir John Monash S., L, VRC Sovereign 2YO H., MVRC New Asia Singapore Cup H., 2d MVRC Healthy Diet-Try H., 3d VRC Alf 2YO H. Sister to SLAPSTICK, half-sister to STAR ALIGHT, SADALBARI,  Classic Plume (dam of MALOOSE),  Key Elevation (dam of MAIN STAGE),  My First Zabeel (dam of KUTCHINSKY). Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

LANGNESS (f Danehill) Winner. See above.

 Royal Harlequin. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, MVRC Inglis $5,000 Bonus Races H. Sire.


4th dam

MY FIRST STAR (IRE), by Caerleon. Winner at 1200m, 2d SAJC Arctic Coast H. Half-sister to KRIS KRINGLE, Inflation Beater, Point of Order,  Meronpan (dam of WANA). Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

ISCA (f Rory's Jester) 6 wins. See above.

STAR ALIGHT (f Kenmare) 5 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$134,655, AJC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, Pretty Polly H., Gordon Richards Welter H., STC Lilyfield H., 3d AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1.

SADALBARI (g Orpen) 8 wins from 1400m to 1700m, A$345,627, MRC Lord S., L, VRC La Vie en Rose Vase H., SGE Credit Union H., Mornington RC Aspect Skincare H., 2d VRC Byron Moore H., MVRC Craigieburn Sporting Club H., MRC Betfair H., 3d MRC Victoria Gold Cup, L, VRC Aktrapid Nursing Agency H., MVRC Tatts Group H., 4th MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3.

SLAPSTICK (c Rory's Jester) Winner at 2, VATC Debutant S., L, 2d AJC Canonbury S., L.

 Classic Plume. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

MALOOSE (f Redoute's Choice) 4 wins from 1150m to 2000m, A$177,340, SAJC Schweppervescence S., L, MRC Flying Spur H., Goleen H., 2d VRC Cleandomain H., MRC Swell Time H., Mix 101.1 H., 4th MRC Mannerism S., Gr.3. Producer.

 Key Elevation. Placed in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

MAIN STAGE (g Poliuto) 18 wins from 1400m to 2200m, A$488,265, WATC ATA S., L, Easter Cup, L, Detonator S., L, Pinjarra Cup, L, WATC Mini Cooper Mile Welter H., Australia Day Cup, Tudor Mak H., 2d WATC Strickland S., Gr.3, Kalgoorlie Cup, L, 3d WATC York S., L.

 My First Zabeel. Unplaced. Dam of 4 winners-

KUTCHINSKY (g Anabaa) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2600m, A$473,942, BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3, VRC Roy Higgins H., L, Piping Lane H., Curran Chemicals H., 2d Queensland Derby, Gr.1, VRC Byron Moore H., MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup, Bendigo JC Centrebet H., 3d VRC Baden Baden Trophy, MRC Golden Doubles H., 4th SAJC Adelaide Cup, Gr.2, ATC Queen's Cup, Gr.3.