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Per Incanto Stock In Demand At Karaka
Exciting young stallion Per Incanto (Street Cry-Pappa Reale, by Indian Ridge), Italy's Champion 3YO Sprinter of 2007, has won over long-time Karaka buyer Willie Yeung, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Little Avondale Stud sire's progeny were keenly sought after at yesterday's opening session of the NZB Ready to Run Sale by overseas purchasers, including the Magus Equine principal. "He's a sire who is going very well in New Zealand and he's by Street Cry so I wanted to get one to Hong Kong," Leung said. His two-year-old of choice was the colt (Lot 118) offered by Mana Park and Leung secured him for NZ$210,000. "He's a very nice mover and I really like him," he said. "He was my top pick of the sale. He will run in New Zealand before I bring him up to Hong Kong." The youngster is out of the Viking Ruler mare Viking Angel who is a grand-daughter of the Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas winner Imperial Angel. Other notable Per Incanto sales on Monday included Ardsley Stud's filly (Lot 108) out of Turbolini for NZ$120,000, a colt (Lot 90) from Anzac Lodge's draft to Indonesian interests for NZ$110,000, while the colt (Lot 32) from the family of dual Gr1 winner Legs went to Queensland for NZ$100,000. "He's having a great sale and he's currently the leading two-year-old sire in the country and last season he was the top two-year-old sire for the number of winners," Little Avondale studmaster Sam Williams said. "His appeal to the international market is a big plus and he's been doing it all off Select and Festival-type mares, as opposed to Premier." The quality of books served by Per Incanto has risen off the back of the success of his first two racing crops. "This season he has served mares by the likes of Redoute's Choice, Fastnet Rock, More Than Ready and Encosta de Lago," Williams said. "He's served some wonderful mares, the exciting thing is that the best is yet to come."