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Reliable Man (GB) 2008
Finkican (AUS) 2006
9 October 2014
New Zealand
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Hamilton 3288 Waikato, New Zealand

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Trainer: Tim Martin
Location: Rosehill 2142 NSW View map »


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***IN TRAINING NOW - ONLY $4,999 FOR 5%***
Alternative shares also available.

Race this outstanding DERBY & CUPS PROSPECT with Gr.1 winning trainer TIM MARTIN, trainer of HEAVEN'S ABOVE, MORAL VICTORY and our own recent city winner KING DARCI.

This colt is by one of the most exciting racehorse's to have ever hit our shores, RELIABLE MAN.

RELIABLE MAN was an imported thoroughbred himself and was a Gr. 1 winner in both hemispheres, winning the Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club - French Derby (2100m) as a three-year-old in the northern hemisphere, and defeating Champion middle distance performer IT’S A DUNDEEL in the Gr. 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in the southern hemisphere.

The colt is bred to stay and taking that into consideration, he breezed up extremely well in the fast time of 10.74 seconds over 200m with very little effort. He has the sharp dash of a sprinter and the stamina of a stayer through his bloodlines which suggest he will be very effective in races from 1400m to 2400m perhaps even further.

His breeding cross is of the highest level with a double cross of two of the greatest sires in SADLER’S WELLS and NORTHERN DANCER. The very same cross has produced an enormous 21 Group 1 winners already!

Trainer Tim Martin commented “Import Racing have bought really well at the Ready To Run Sale. The Reliable Man colt is very well put together and is from a real staying family. I can see him being a nice Derby prospect as a three-year-old and he ran very good time in his breeze up which is a big plus.”

The Reliable Man colt represents great value. He was bought for well under our evaluation and we are extremely confident he possesses plenty of ability as seen from his very impressive breeze up.

He is a very neat and well put together package that will continue to grow into himself nicely.

He is very correct in his conformation and his x-rays are perfectly clear as viewed by world renowned vet Dr Chris Lawlor.

This is a quality colt with plenty of scope and we are very pleased he has joined the Import Racing team.

For more information or to secure your share visit www.importracing.com.au or contact David on 0401 535 300 or email david@importracing.com.au

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Bay colt       Foaled 9th October 2014 

RELIABLE MAN (GB) Dalakhani (Ire)DarshaanShirley Heights
On Fair StageSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Fair SaliniaPetingo
Refuse to Bend (Ire)Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Market SlideGulch
Finko (Ire)CaerleonNijinsky
RosefinchBlushing Groom

RELIABLE MAN (GB) (Grey 2008-Stud 2013). 5 wins from 2000m to 2400m, £80,400, €1,079,070, US$15,311, A$309,000, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Niel, Gr.2, 2d La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix Ganay, Gr.1, Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1. Half-brother to SW I'm Imposing (ATC Summer Cup, Gr.3) and SW Gale Force. Sire of Belle du Nord and of the placegetters Kapoor, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

FINKICAN, by Refuse to Bend (Ire). Winner at 1600m, 3d WRC Stella Artois H. Half-sister to JIMANDO. This is her second foal. Her first foal is unraced.


2nd dam

FINKO (IRE), by Caerleon. Winner at 2600m in France. Half-sister to ROSCIUS,  Native Blue (dam of TEAM TALK),  Tanzania (dam of TRUE STORY). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

JIMANDO (g Commands) 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, A$489,820, to 2015-16, VRC Henry Bucks Best Dressed S., L, MRC Debutant S., L, VRC Momentum Energy H., Better Loosen Up H., SAJC Coopers Clear H., Dominant H., Adelaide Galvanising H., Echuca Cup, 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, VRC UCI S., L, MRC Chairman's S., L, SAJC Stamford Grand H., 4th MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, Victoria H., Gr.3, VRC My Kitchen Rules S., L, MRC Anniversary Vase H., L.

 Roll on Bai. 13 wins to 1400m, A$127,510, 3d Oakbank RC Mix 102.3 H.

 Finkican. Winner. See above.

 Operatic Story. Winner at 1600m in Aust.


3rd dam

ROSEFINCH, by Blushing Groom. 2 wins at 2000m, Longchamp Prix Saint-Alary, Gr.1, 3d Hoppegarten Europachampionat, Gr.3. Half-sister to SHAIMA (dam of SHANTOU), Sacho, Savoire Vivre, Excellence-Ben Alisky (H.K.),  Sharpwitted (dam of FUN AND GAMES). Dam of 9 foals, 4 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

ROSCIUS (c Sadler's Wells) Winner at 1¼m, Goodwood Predominate S., L, 3d Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2.

 Native Blue. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

TEAM TALK (g Teofilo) 2 wins at 7f, 1¼m in 2016, Lingfield Churchill S., L.

Mawhub (g Singspiel) 4 wins from 1600m to 1900m in GB and U.A.E, 2d Jebel Ali S., L, Jebel Ali Shadwell Farm S., 3d Jebel Ali Mile S., Gr.3.

 Rosemark. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

Street Serenade (c Street Sense) 7 wins from 1m to 8½f, US$205,387, 3d Ellis Park Cliff Guilliams H., L.

 Tanzania. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

TRUE STORY (g Manduro) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m in GB and U.A.E, Newmarket Feilden S., L, Meydan Singspiel S., L, Newmarket Weatherbys 2YO S., 2d Meydan Al Rashidiya S., Gr.2, Windsor Winter Hill S., Gr.3, Newmarket House Collection 2YO S., 3d York Dante S., Gr.2, Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, 4th Meydan Dubai City Of Gold S., Gr.2.

 Serengeti. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 8¾f, 1¼m, Goodwood McInnes H., 4th Royal Ascot Queen's Vase, Gr.3.

 Winning Story. 2 wins at 1¼m, 16¼f in 2016, Newcastle Betway S., Newmarket Julian Wilson Memorial S., 3d Kempton 32red H.

 Rosia. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

Crimson and Gold (c Singspiel) 3 wins from 1600m to 2400m in France, Denmark and Sweden, Deauville Prix de Repentigny, 2d Ovrevoll Marit Sveaas Minnelop, Gr.3, Klampenborg Dansk Jockey Club Cup, L, 3d Klampenborg Copenhagen Golden Mile, L, Taby Nickes Minneslöpning, L, Songline Classic, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Matchless, 4th Klampenborg Scandinavian Open Championship, Gr.3, Taby Stockholm Cup International, Gr.3, Klampenborg Dansk Jockey Club Cup, L, Taby Songline Classic, L.

Adventurous (c Invincible Spirit) Winner at 2, Newbury Bathwick Tyres 2YO S., 2d Kempton Betfred Treble Odds S., 3d Newmarket Somerville Tattersall S., Gr.3, Kempton Sirenia S., Gr.3, 4th Goodwood Richmond S., Gr.2, Newmarket European Free H., L.

Music House (f Singspiel) 2 wins at 1700m, 2400m, 3d Bordeaux Derby du Midi, L, Swiss Derby. Producer.


4th dam

OH SO SHARP, by Kris. Top filly on The 1985 European 3YO Classification. Champion 3YO Filly in GB in 1985. 7 wins-3 at 2-from 6f to 15f, £431,402, The Oaks, Gr.1, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, The St Leger, Gr.1, Ascot Fillies Mile, Gr.3, Newmarket Nell Gwyn S., Gr.3, Sandown Solario S., L, 2d Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, York Benson & Hedges Gold Cup, Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to RISTNA,  Roshani (dam of ZAYN ZEN),  Kelang (dam of BUKAT TIMAH), half-sister to ROUSSALKA (dam of SHAHID, CONSPIRACY, GAYANE), ETIENNE GERARD, MY FAIR NIECE, PALM ISLAND, Our Home, Rowa (dam of LAILA ALAWI). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

ROSEFINCH (f Blushing Groom) 2 wins. See above.

SHAIMA (f Shareef Dancer) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1½m, Belmont Long Island H., Gr.2, Newbury Radley S., L, York Strensall S., L, 2d Sandown Atalanta S., L, 4th Newbury Fillies Trial S., L. Dam of 2 winners-

SHANTOU (c Alleged) Top of The 1996 International 3YO Classification (Extended). Champion Older Male in Italy in 1997 (Long). 6 wins from 2000m to 2800m, £729,991, US$112,000, The St Leger, Gr.1, Gran Premio di Milano, Gr.1, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.2, Sandown Prime S., 2d Haydock July Trophy, L, 3d The Derby, Gr.1, Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2, 4th Breeders' Cup Turf S., Gr.1. Sire.

Savoire Vivre (c Sadler's Wells) Winner at 1¼m, Ascot City Index S., 2d Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.2. Sire.

Sacho (g Sadler's Wells) Winner at 1¼m, 2d Newbury John Porter S., Gr.3, 4th Yorkshire Cup, Gr.2.

Excellence-Ben Alisky (H.K.) (c Dunbeath) 3 wins from 1600m to 2400m in Ireland and HK, Phoenix Park Mr What S., 3d Phoenix Park Two Thousand Guineas Trial, L, 4th Curragh Tetrarch S., Gr.3. Sire.

 Sharpwitted. Unplaced. Dam of 3 winners-

FUN AND GAMES (f Rahy) 2 wins at 2, Newmarket Zetland S., L, 3d Salisbury Stonehenge 2YO S., L. Producer.