Raheen Stud’s G3 update for Adelaide Magic Millions

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mossman received a consolation of sorts with the G3 victory of Ofcourseican in the Liverpool City Cup at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

An hour earlier, the Vinery sire had just been nailed at the elite level when Buffering was narrowly defeated by Hay List in the G1 Newmarket Hcp at Flemington.

Ofcourseican (5m Mossman – Yes She Can Cancan by Canny Lad) is raced by owner-breeder David Bentata and has now earned over $388,000 from 7 wins in 25 starts.  Her first black-type victory had been in the LR Wenona Girl Stakes twelve months ago.

Ofcourseican is one of three stakes performers for Yes She Can Cancan.  The latest is Champion South African based three year-old Gimmethegreenlight.  The More Than Ready colt was a G1 winner of the Queens Plate in January and his next G1 assignment is in the G1 SA Classic on March 31.

Yes She Can Cancan’s first foal La Goulue (Danehill Dancer) won four races in Melbourne and was stakes placed in Adelaide.  She is owned by Raheen Stud and the Queensland nursery has a yearling colt by Testa Rossa catalogued as Lot 218 at the Adelaide Magic Millions this Tuesday.

Raheen also owns Yes She Can Cancan’s half-sister Stepping (Dodge) who won four sprints in Brisbane.  Her ultra-impressive three year-old colt Club Command is being set for the Brisbane winter carnival by Peter Moody.

Raheen sold his yearling brother by Commands for $160,000 at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions.

Ofcourseican is exempt from a ballot for the G1 Doncaster Mile but trainer Ron Quinton is more inclined to set her for the G1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Randwick.  “She can reel off some of the best sectionals in Sydney,” Quinton claimed.  “She’s a very valuable broodmare and the price-tag has just gone up again after winning a Group 3.”

Mossman (Success Express) was a G1 winner of the Castlemaine Stakes at Eagle Farm before retiring to Vinery.  He has sired 18 stakes winners as part of an overall record of 229 individual winners at a 63% strike rate.