Patient policy paying off with Backless

Nice to see the lightly-raced four-year-old Backless (Cape Blanco ex Alagant Satin, by Al Akbar) win her second race at Goulburn today.

Owner Jason Abrahams and trainer Matthew Dale have taken their time with the mare and today’s outing was just her fourth appearance.

Jason Abrahams, the driving force behind the successful Australian Syndication company Champion Thoroughbreds, went to NZ$380,000 to secure Backless at the 2015 NZB Karaka Premier Sale.  She was offered by Curraghmore on behalf of my client Nearco Stud.

I purchased her dam, Alagant Satin, off the track for Nearco Stud.  The mare was prepared by Murray Baker and his son Bjorn (who was in partership with his dad at the time).  Alagant Satin is one of the gems in the Nearco broodmare band.  Her first foal, by High Chaparral (now named Calypso Bay – 3 wins to date) made NZ$550k as a yearling.  Backless is the second foal.  Nearco has a 3YO gelding by Ocean Park from the mare in work with Paul Pertab and the fourth foal is a yearling filly by Tavistock which has been retained.

Alagant Satin, by the same sire as the dam of Winx (Al Akbar), is currently in foal to Showcasing & has a booking to Shocking for 2017.

I took this photo of Backless as a yearling at Gordon Cunningham's Curraghmore in December 2014.

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