More to Reign at Magics
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 May 2017
A plethora of young stallions retiring to stud this spring has created considerable demand for suitably bred commercial mares for them to cover and this close relation to 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign ticks a lot of boxes.

To be offered as Lot 735 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale by Rothwell Park as agent, Kuching is a half-sister by Tale of the Cat (USA) to Sydney metro winner Courgette, whose very first foal is She Will Reign.

She Will Reign wins the Golden SlipperThe fairytale story of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, She Will Reign was bought by Darby Racing for just $20,000 from the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and syndicated amongst a large and diverse group of owners from all walks of life.

Prepared by Gary Portelli, She Will Reign just missed breaking the track record at Kembla Grange when making her debut over 1000 metres on December 10.

She clocked 56.04 seconds and bolted clear to win eased down by eight and a quarter lengths.

That blinding natural brilliance soon translated to stakes success with following wins coming in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery and Group II ATC Silver Slipper before an unlucky defeat when second in the Group II ATC Reisling Stakes.

Caught in the worst part of a very heavy track that day at Randwick, She Will Reign was left a sitting duck in front for the fast finishing filly Frolic, but turned that form right around when it really counted two weeks later in the Golden Slipper.

Drawn a little wide in the field of 16, She Will Reign overcame another extremely heavy track to win the Slipper by two and a quarter lengths in a dominant display taking her overall earnings past the $2.5 million mark.

Now enjoying a well-earned spell, She Will Reign is set to target the $10 million inaugural The Everest Stakes on her return in the spring.

She's proven she can handle wet and dry conditions and in her only start on a good surface produced a blistering time virtually unheard of for a pre-Christmas two year-old, so there is no doubt that under the weight-for-age scale She Will Reign can give the older sprinters a run for their money.

The half-sister to She Will Reign made $425,000 at Inglis EasterTo produce a filly such as She Will Reign as a first foal is an exceptional effort for a young broodmare and Courgette may follow up quickly with further success as her current yearling, a filly by Shamus Award sold for $425,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale this year.

Just like Courgette (who is by Charge Forward), her half-sister Kuching is also completely free of Danehill blood being by outstanding shuttler Tale of the Cat, the sire of over 100 stakes-winners in both hemispheres.

Tale of the Cat has also sired the dams of 67 stakes-winners including six Group I winners and is the sire of the dam of this season's Group II winning Australian juvenile Diamond Tathagata(by Hinchinbrook) and last Saturday's impressive Brisbane Group III winner Stampede (by High Chaparral).

Kuching is from Our Farm Girl, an unraced daughter of Golden Slipper winner and champion broodmare sire Marscay.

The family is renowned for juvenile speed with Our Farm Girl being a full sister to Listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner Millie from high class filly Sunshine Sally, who won the Group II STC Reisling Slipper Trial and was later second in the Group I AJC Oaks.

Given her diverse bloodlines and the presence of a rising sprint superstar in She Will Reign positioned up so close in her pedigree, Kuching will be a must inspect for the discerning buyer as she is the only mare from this family to be offered at the Gold Coast.



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