Karaka 2020 – Lot 750 Iffraaj (GB) – More Than Adequate, Chestnut Filly



Lot 750 chestnut filly Iffraaj – More Than Adequate (Generous) $34,000 (draft: Highview Stud)

Not only is the filly by high-quality proven International Group One stallion Iffraaj, the sire of the Te Akau triple Group One winner Gingernuts, but she is bred on the same cross, with Gingernuts also being out of a mare by Generous.

“It’s a nick that works well with the stallion,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis. “The family has plenty of speed and we think she can come to it a bit sooner, and in the family O’Marilyn topped the Two-Year-Old Free Handicaps.”

The dam side of the pedigree carries a fair amount class and More Than Adequate has already left two individual winners of seven races. The grand-dam, My Marilyn (Bakharoff), won the 1992 $327,500 Magic Millions Classic (1200m) by four lengths, a race that has evolved into the $1m Karaka Million (Restricted Listed, 1200m).

In addition, the family features extremely talented galloper and impressive winner Viennetta (Pins), a Group Two winner and Group One placed mare that won five from eight, along with her half-sister Butterscotch (Gold Brose) who won 10 of 22 starts.

Brent Gillovic (Highview Stud) said: “She’s out of a fast mare by Generous that won twice over 1200 metres and she must be a good type because not only did Dave (Ellis) and Jamie (Richards) buy her but the under bidder was Paul Moroney, and they’re some of the best judges in the business.

“She’s a very cheap filly and won’t have to do much with a pedigree like hers to be worth a lot more. She’s got a brain on her and very good buying, for sure. It really is a great family, with Monroe Magic having left the Champion 3YO in Australia, Headturner, etc.

“There’s certainly plenty of residual value there for any of the investors that buy into her. She’s light on her feet, good bone, nice action, and I don’t think they’ll be any danger – she should be winning races.”

The filly carries a cross to Epsom Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m) winner The Minstrel (Northern Dancer), who was also a U.K. Horse of the Year.