Thunder Peak breaks maiden at Wangaratta

Vancouver filly provides update for half-brother ahead of New Zealand sale

Horse : VANCOUVER. Picture: Coolmore

The Mike Moroney-trained Thunder Peak (3 f Vancouver - Serein by Postponed) shed her maiden at the second time of asking when she scored over 1100 metres at Wangaratta on Thursday and in the process provided a timely pedigree update for her Divine Prophet (Choisir) half-brother ahead of him going under the hammer at next week’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale. 

The filly finished second on her first and only start as a juvenile, but she got her three-year-old career off to the best start when she beat Rockstar Dream (Dream Ahead) by two and a half lengths, while Delusional (Foxwedge) was another two lengths away in third. 

Purchased by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm for $55,000 at 2018 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale from the Aquis Farm draft, the filly is out of winning Postponed (Summer Squall) mare Serein, who was purchased by Aquis Farm and Blue Sky Bloodstock for $200,000 at the 2017 William Inglis Sydney Weanling and Broodmare Sale when carrying the foal in utero. The mare was subsequently re-offered at this year’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and sold to Lancaster Bloodstock for $30,000. 

The filly’s third dam is Lochreme (Sir Tristam) and she in turn produced Group 3 winner Rezone (Electronic Zone) and Listed scorer Danyon (Success Express) as well as the dam of South African Listed winner and Grade 1-placed Las Ramblas (Toreador). 

Further back this is the same family as last weekend’s Fairetha Stakes (Listed, 1400m) winner Kallaroo (All American). 

Serein’s aforementioned colt by Divine Prophet was purchased by Waikato Stud for $30,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale earlier this year and will be offered by Gosford Park as Lot 58 at the New Zealand Ready To Run Sale which gets underway on November 18, while this season she produced a colt by Aquis Farm-based stallion Invader (Sntizel). 

Vancouver is standing at Coolmore Stud for a fee of $30,250 (inc GST).

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