Sire: Reliable Man

Colour: Bay

Dam: Regal Kiss

Sex: Gelding

Age: 2

Foaled: Nov 03, 2017

Price:5% share $6,000

Country: New Zealand

Check out this strong 2YO Gelding by sire of the moment, Reliable Man, selected by John Foote at the recent New Zealand Ready to Run Sales. Reliable Man is a hot stallion right now with two Gr1 3YO Oaks winners this season: the NZ Oaks with Sentimental Miss, and the VRC Oaks just two weeks ago with Miami Bound. He has also sired two stakes-placed performers: 3YO colt Battenberg who was third in the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes, and 4YO gelding, Sully, placed in a JRA Cup and Herbert Power in the spring.

This son of Reliable Man looks a real athletic 1400m to 2000m and beyond type, and he will be perfectly suited to the 3YO classics in the spring and autumn in 2020/21. To be trained by Paul Presumer at his Horsham stables, this horse is perfectly suited to Paul’s training regime and he can’t wait to get him into his system, which includes a variety of training styles including his much talked about deep sand training track that served  him so well in preparing the somewhat unlucky Surprise Baby to run 5th in this years Melbourne Cup. His 200m breeze up, which can be viewed at the bottom of the article, shows a horse that did it very easily. John Foote was very taken by the horse’s athleticism and constitution, along with a very strong pedigree on both the sire and dam sides. He’s by a Group 2 winning Royal Academy mare, Regal Kiss, who has had 6 foals to race for 5 winners. Her sixth foal, an El Roca filly called La Joya, ran third in NZ recently. This guy is the perfect combination of great type and pedigree to give him every chance of success on the racecourse.

 

 BAY GELDING (NZ)

 

Foaled 3rd November 2017

SireDalakhaniDarshaanShirley Heights
RELIABLE MAN (GB) DaltawaMiswaki
2008On Fair StageSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
  Fair SaliniaPetingo
DamRoyal AcademyNijinskyNorthern Dancer
REGAL KISS (AUS) Crimson SaintCrimson Satan
1998Kiss a HaloDon't Say HaloHalo
  Matihi BayManihi

RELIABLE MAN (GB) (Grey 2008-Stud 2013). 5 wins from 2000m to 2400m, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1. Leading First Season Sire in Germany in 2017. Sire of 290 rnrs, 139 wnrs, inc. SW Miami Bound (VRC Oaks, Gr.1), Sentimental Miss, Akribie, Belle du Nord, Erasmus, Narella, Ernesto, Hypnos, Main Stage, SP Moonlight Man, Naida, Leading Girl, Luminous, Reevederci, Gris Dame, Kapoor, Sully, Freedom Rising, In Memory, Grinzinger Star, etc.

 

1st dam

REGAL KISS, by Royal Academy. 6 wins-4 at 2-to 1200m, A$361,205, STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.3, Dequetteville S., L, Balcrest S., L, Limerick Lane Thoroughbreds Flying H., Flair 2YO H., 2d SAJC Swettenham Stud S., Gr.2, RN Irwin S., Gr.3, Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, SAJC Liz Davenport Classic, L. Half-sister to UNDOUBTEDLY, TOORAK THUNDER. This is her tenth live foal. Dam of nine named foals, six to race, five winners, inc:-

Relaxed and Happy - Caga Force (H.K.) (g. by Exceed and Excel). 7 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$282,480, HK$2,623,850, ATC Canterbury BMW Inglis Bonus, Freshworld H., Primo Smallgoods H., Science in Sport 2YO H., HKJC Cha Kwo Ling H., Broom H., 2d ATC Power Access H., HKJC Korea Racing Authority H., France Galop Cup, Mount Nicholson H., 3d ATC JB (Barry) Maher Memorial H., HKJC O'Brien H., Wong Nai Chung Gap H., Chun Shek H.

Private Liaison (g. by Rock of Gibraltar). 5 wins to 1450m, SAJC Patricks & Dunes H., Chrysler Jeep P., 3d SAJC Renniks Events H.

Kissable (f. by Exceed and Excel). 4 wins at 1050m, 1100m, A$111,540, SAJC Boag's Draught P., Reliance Minlaton H., Boag's Draught H., Oakbank RC Coca-Cola H., 2d SAJC Grange View Estate H., Sportingbet H., Betfair.com P., Oakbank RC Advertiser Newspapers 2YO P., 3d SAJC Distinctive Homes H., Middletons Pink Diamond H. Dam of-

Lucid Kiss. Winner at 1200m in 2018-19 in Aust.

Swiss Kiss (f. by Swiss Ace). 4 wins to 1200m, 3d MRC Crown Lager H.

Kiss My Swiss (f. by Swiss Ace). 3 wins at 900m in 2018-19 in Aust.

La Joya (f. by El Roca). Placed at 3 in 2019-20, 3d WRC Happy 80th Sir Patrick H.

Heir (f. by Giant's Causeway). Unraced. Dam of-

Street Fairy. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

 

2nd dam

KISS A HALO, by Don't Say Halo. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1050m, VATC Midnight Fever H., 2d SAJC Barbatook H., Bellition H., Smiths Lites H., 3d SAJC Alsco Linen Services H., Boardwalk Angel H. Sister to SATELLITE BAY, Simunye, three-quarter-sister to Latin Halo, half-sister to RUNAWAY KNIGHT. Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

UNDOUBTEDLY (Redoute's Choice). 2 wins at 2, A$765,200, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L, 3d VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L. Sire.

REGAL KISS (Royal Academy). 6 wins. See above.

TOORAK THUNDER (Real Cash). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 900m, 1000m, A$150,210, VATC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), Gr.3, SAJC Fulham Park P., L, Gold Guru Flying H., 2d VRC Australian Cup Carnival S., L, SAJC Taos 2YO H., Waterford Wedgewood H., Proud Miss 2YO H., 3d SAJC Tony Lockett H., Morphettville Equine Clinic Flying H., 4th SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L.

Rort. 7 wins to 1200m, A$84,085, VATC Procol Harum H., 2d MVRC Gillies Pies H., VATC Foodworks H., Truth Newspaper P., 3d VATC Crewman H., Norman Nelson Welter H., MVRC Melbourne Hunt Club H.

Kiss the Sun. Unraced. Dam of-

Kimberley Star (Star Witness). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m, A$383,885, ATC TAB Rewards 2YO H., Structaflor Yellowtongue P., All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO P., 2d ATC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2, Inglis Nursery, RL, Gosford Guineas, L, 3d ATC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3, Scone RC Inglis 3YO Guineas, L, ATC McGrath Estate Agents 2YO P., 4th City Tatt's RC Nivison S., Gr.3, ATC Fireball S., L.

 

3rd dam

MATIHI BAY, by Manihi. 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1050m, SAJC Pooraka H. Sister to Show Rhanee (dam of SHOWY GIFT), half-sister to Spicy Living (dam of PETA GAY). Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

RUNAWAY KNIGHT (Always Welcome). 13 wins-1 at 2-from 900m to 1600m, A$115,315, SAJC Fulham Park P., L, Keep The Change H., Woolstar Welter H., Ellerslie H., Cheong Sam Welter H., 3d SAJC Lord Mayor's Mile H., L, Da Costa P., L. Sire.

SATELLITE BAY (Don't Say Halo). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1100m, A$208,685, SAJC Fulham Park P., L, 2d SAJC Excel Adelaide Million S., 3d VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3.

Simunye (Don't Say Halo). 2 wins at 2, 2d Gosforth Park Juvenile Fillies Futurity S., Gr.2, Greyville Hibiscus S., L. Producer.

Lady Avignon. Winner at 2, SAJC 2YO H. Dam of-

Swallow Hill (Mustin Lake). 3 wins at 1400m, 3d SAJC Hahn Ice S., L.