2017 Charge Forward X Real Spur
2 year old Bay Filly
Sire: Charge Forward Dam: Real Spur
Trainer's Name: Gary White
Pocket Rocket Filly by CHARGE FORWARD
2.5% shares UNDER $1000!!!
What a consistently reliable stallion the Gr.1 Galaxy winner CHARGE FORWARD has proven to be. Being prepared for his 15th year at stud, the son of outstanding stallion Red Ransom (109 stakes winners including 16 Gr.1 winners) has sired 297 winners from 466 runners; a very nice 63.7% winners-to-runners strike rate.
86.6% of CHARGE FORWARD's named foals have made it to the track and whilst his stakes winner ratio is 3.4% - it is a most impressive 9.5% with mares by Flying Spur!
This is a cross working exceptionally well, producing the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Headway (winner of $1.1 million) and the Listed winners Fort Lincoln (Karaka Millions), Saul's Special (Fairetha Stakes), Road Trippin' (Thomas Lyons Stakes), Crack A Roadie (Inglis 2Y0 Premier) and Urban Groove (Reginald Allen Quality).
Another three horses bred on this cross (Ghost Cry, Ollivander and the durable Bradman) earned black type whilst a further eight are metropolitan winners.
Overall, CHARGE FORWARD - who raced 11 times for four wins (also taking out the Gr.2 San Domenico Stakes, the Gr.2 Todman Stakes and the Listed Breeders' Plate; amassing in excess of $1.2 million) has been well represented by 16 stakes winners including the dual Gr.1 winning mare Response (Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, Swettenham Stud Stakes) who produced this year's Golden Slipper winner Estijaab.
Other high class runners for CHARGE FORWARD include the Group winners Shrapnel, Slightly Sweet, Solar Charged, London Lolly, Sabrage, Cavalry Rose and Direct Charge. With progeny earnings of over $26 million he has been a versatile stallion (his stakes winners successful over a variety of distances from 1000m to 2000m) who has had winners in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea and Japan.
This lovely filly is out of the lightly raced Real Spur, daughter of the Golden Slipper, All-Aged Stakes and Australian Guineas winner Flying Spur, highly successful sire of 99 stakes winners and a terrific broodmare sire influence with 85 stakes winners including the big race winners Preferment, Delago Deluxe, Shillelagh, Sebring, Speak Fondly, Booker, Nakeeta Jane, Headway and Grand Journey.
Real Spur did not have a great deal of luck during her short racing career but was twice in the placings from just five starts in Victoria. Her first foal is the stakes placed four times winner Follow My Dust (by the average stallion Haradasun); after producing him she did not have a foal for three years with her next two (again by run of the mill stallions who have not fared as well as Charge Forward) including a two-year-old yet to race.
Real Spur has been upgraded in recent years, after her visit to CHARGE FORWARD being served on two occasions by Brazen Beau (a great match for her!), producing a filly by him last spring. She hails from a family which is being given every chance to improve with close relations visiting such stallions as Reset, Hallowed Crown, Epaulette, Stratum Star, Real Impact and Zoustar.
What a wonderful family Real Spur hails from, her dam Vive being a half-sister to the Gr.1 winners Joie de Grise and Arlington Road. Her third dam is none other than Denise's Joy, multiple Gr.1 winning champion who is rightly considered one of the country's finest matriarchs.
Joie Denise, Tuesday Joy, Sunday Joy, More Joyous, Fenway, Miss Danehill, Euphoria, Bentley Biscuit and Thorn Park... all Gr.1 winners, all members of this wonderful family.
SALE - $1995 per 5% SHARE
2.5% shares $997.50
(Price includes Insurance for 12 months, TasBred bonus series, Tasmanian Magic Millions Race series nomination as well as Breaking and Agistment to 30th June)
TRAINED IN BRIGHTON, TASMANIA BY