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Quality Iffraaj 2yo filly from a Stakes performed Redoute's Choice mare! Breezed up impressively at the NZ Ready to Runs


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Iffraaj (GB) 2001
Flame of Lanka (AUS) 2008
11 November 2018
New Zealand
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Koo Wee Rup 3981 VIC, Australia

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Trainer: Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
Location: Cranbourne 3977 VIC View map »


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First Light Racing are delighted to have purchased this quality filly from the New Zealand Ready To Run Sales, by renowned sire IFFRAAJ from a Stakes performed Redoute's Choice mare, she looks a quintessential Guineas & Oaks prospect from our Class of 2020!

This filly breezed up in impressive style and looks a classic 3yo type for #TeamFIRST and kiwi born and bred trainers Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young who know how to win a Group 1 Classic!

By a proven sire of top class Classic winners, including Derby winners GINGERNUTS and JOHN SNOW, Guineas winner TURN ME LOOSE and star NZ mares FIX and KISSES plus Group 1 sprinter JUNGLE CAT, this filly is all class and she was a must have for the FLR team.


We love a filly with a bit of class and loads of scope and this filly had all of that plus a bit more! She breezed up sharply with a lovely action and stride and she’s a filly that we’ll be aiming towards 3yo Spring & Autumn Classics!

* For a mid-November foal, she’s a great size and you’ll only know she’ll continue to keep improving – scope, scope, scope!

* We loved her breeze up which she did in the sharp time of 10.76 but it’s not always about the time.. she had a lovely, low action, long stride and she put her head down and got on with the job under little riding

* By a well proven top NZ sire out of a Stakes Performed Aussie daughter of Redoute’s Choice!


Sire: IFFRAAJ (by Zafonic)

* Sire that has done it all! Sire of 10 G1 winners & 70 Stakes Winners worldwide including a Karaka Millions 2yo winner, Classic winning fillies, Derby winning colts, sprinters, milers and WFA performers!

* Sire of Derby winners GINGERNUTS and JON SNOW, exceptional UK Group 1 winners RIZEENA (Champion 2yo filly in Ireland), CHRISELLIAM (Champoin 2yo filly in Europe & GB) & RIBCHESTER (Champion miler & now sire) and WOOTTON BASSETT (Group 1 winner and now one of the hottest sires in the world), NZ Filly of the Year FIX, Australia Group 1 winners TURN ME LOOSE & JUNGLE CAT while he’s also the Damsire of Champion 2yo and NZ Horse Of The Year MELODY BELLE

* Incredibly versatile stallion that is consistently at the top of NZ sires list.

Dam: FLAME OF LANKA (by Redoute’s Choice)

* A winner and 4th in the Listed Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley, Flame Of Lanka is proving herself a fine mare having only the 4 to race, for 3 winners (all by far lesser stallions) including 5-time winner Manhattan Flame

* She is by the multiple Stakes winner including the Listed Tasmanian Oaks, mare ABBADENA making her the full-sister to multiple Stakes Winner and Group 1 Hong Kong mile 3rd PAKING OK

* Similar cross to Iffraaj’s Group 1 winners Turn Me Loose & Chriselliam as well as Stakes Winning filly Fix.


Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young, Cranbourne

Fresh off a career season that produced 100 winners headlined by Group 1 Blue Diamond winner TAGALOA, Trent & Natalie are arguably the most talented young training partnership in the Victorian training ranks. They have trained the Group 1 2yo Blue Diamond winner TAGALOA along with a 2 x Group 1 3YO Derby winners and this seasons Group 1 Metropolitan winner MIRAGE DANCER, showing the breadth and depth of their success and they've already produced Group 3 2020 Cup Week winner RICH HIPS, Group 1 Derby runner-up in SAVVY OAK and 2019 Spring stakes winner I AM ELOQUENT for the First Light Racing team.


She is only $5,820 per 5% share which is inclusive of purchase price, purchase & bloodstock costs, export and freight to Australia, importation costs, compliance, insurance to 30th November 2021 and GST

Ongoing expenses estimated at an average of $200-220 per month per 5% share over a 12 month period.

Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) associated with this horse before considering this investment

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Bay filly       Foaled 11th November 2018 

IFFRAAJ (GB) Zafonic (USA)Gone WestMr. Prospector
ZaizafonThe Minstrel
PastoraleNureyevNorthern Dancer
Park AppealAhonoora
Redoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)Danzig
Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
AbbadenaRunyon (Ire)Sadler's Wells
Lady VennaVeritable (NZ)

IFFRAAJ (GB) (Brown 2001-Stud 2007). 7 wins-1 at 2, Goodwood Lennox S., Gr.2. Leading NZ Sire of 2YOs in 2015-16. Sire of 1479 rnrs, 885 wnrs, 73 SW, inc. Ribchester (Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1), Gingernuts, Jon Snow, Turn Me Loose, Rizeena, Jungle Cat, Chriselliam, Wootton Bassett, Wyndspelle, Benvenue, Fix, Serena Miss, The Black Princess, Hot Streak, Beshaayir, Mythical Magic, Ikerrin Road, Powerful Breeze, Land of Legends, etc.


1st dam

FLAME OF LANKA, by Redoute's Choice. Winner at 1400m, SAJC CITC P., 4th MVRC Alexandra S., L. Sister to PACKING COMMANDER - PACKING OK (H.K.). This is her sixth foal. Dam of 4 foals to race, 3 winners, inc:-

 Manhattan Flame (g by Manhattan Rain) 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$79,815, to 2019-20, CJC Cochranes Farm Machinery H., Taranaki RC Sandford Carriers S., Counties RC Campbell Tyson H., 2d CJC Speight's H., Counties RC Lone Star Pukekohe H., Marton JC Richards Construction H., 3d CJC Punters Challenge 10 April H., Otago RC Positive Signs H., WRC El Cheapo Cars H.

 Lady Fast (f by Ferlax) Winner at 1200m in 2020, 2d Singapore TC Mr Big S.

 Manhattan Fire (g by Manhattan Rain) Winner at 1600m in NZ.


2nd dam

ABBADENA, by Runyon (Ire). 9 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$210,485, Tasmanian Guineas, L, TRC One Thousand Guineas, L, Tasmanian Oaks, L, Tasmanian S., L, TTC Jackson Motor Company 3YO Cup, TRC Motors Saab S., TTC St Luke's Private Hospital H., 2d TRC Strutt S., L, TTC Retreat Hotel H., 3d Devonport Cup, 4th TTC Newmarket H., L. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

PACKING COMMANDER - PACKING OK (H.K.) (g Redoute's Choice) 6 wins from 1400m to 2200m, A$11,475, HK$8,065,750 in Aust. and HK, HKJC Centenary Vase, L, National Day Cup, L, Hong Kong Exchanges Challenge Cup, Elegant Fashion H., Lark H., 2d HKJC January Cup, L, Happy Valley Vase, Panasonic Viera IDTV H., 3d Longines Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1, HKJC News Bar Talk H., Dyer H., Mission Hills Properties H.

 Flame of Lanka. Winner. See above.

 Needarein. Placed in 2020-21 in Aust.

 Half the Sky. Placed in Aust.


3rd dam

LADY VENNA, by Veritable (NZ). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1150m to 2100m, TTC Telegraph Printery H., TRC Light Ice H., Chicken Plus H., KR Pearce 2YO H., TTC Simon's Carpets H., 2d TRC Guinness Great Southern Cup, 3d TTC Westbury Fruit & Veg H. Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

ABBADENA (f Runyon) 9 wins. See above.

 Rum Corps. 9 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$182,974, VRC KA Morrison H., MRC Sky High Mt Dandenong H., TRC Ingham Jockey Club Cup, Brighton Cup, Business East P., TTC Aceland H., Origin Energy H., 4th TRC Hobart Cup, Gr.3.

 Lady Runyon. 3 wins from 1600m to 2100m, TTC Launceston Parish H., TRC Lemonthyme Lodge the Chancellor H., 2d TRC Kevin Sharkie H., TTC Hallams Waterfront Restaurant H., Royal Rambo H., 3d TTC Ron Evans Memorial H., Nichols Communications H. Dam of 2 winners-

 Island Prince. Winner at 1400m in Aust.

 Festival Lady. Winner at 1800m in Aust.

 Merryworth. 2 wins at 1600m, 1900m, TRC Willing Family H., 3d TTC Rosemount Chardonnay H. Dam of-

 Chainlocker. 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, TRC Ballast Stone Estate H., Cables Plus H., Kathleen Worbey P., 2d TRC Ernest & Janette Targett H., 3d TRC St Virgil's H., TTC Shaw Contracting H., Tote Tasmania H., TRC Tasracing P.

 Dancing Pegasus. Winner at 1100m, 2d TRC Schweppes H., HT Hey H., Mother's Day H.

 Venetian Delight. Winner at 2000m in Aust.

 Ladychatter. Unraced. Dam of-

 Fish. Winner at 1400m, 2d TTC Sport 927 H., 3d TRC SMA Finance H.


4th dam

FREE RHYTHM, by Loosen Up (USA). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m in Aust. Dam of 9 named foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

 Bon Rhythm. 5 wins from 1600m to 2100m, MVRC Qantas Club H., 2d VRC Andrew Bews Welter H., MVRC Guerlain H., 3d MVRC Gulfstream Park H., J Green H.

 Lady Venna. 5 wins. See above.

 Free and Able. 2 wins at 2200m, 2400m, 2d MRC William Pearson H.

 Daithi. 3 wins at 1400m, 1500m in Aust.


5th dam

LEODORA (IRE), by Manacle. 2 wins at 2, Newmarket Ladies Nursery H. Half-sister to  Kantado (dam of IN EXCESS). Dam of 6 foals, 4 to race, 2 winners.