FLYING MILLY MAC BRED WITH VINCENT
Former Kentuckiana Lodge-winning mare Flyin Milly Mac has been bred with former brilliant Auckland Cup winner Vincent as she launches her pending broodmare career.
The 5YO Mach Three-Another Sheila mare won three and was five times placed in 27 starts, earning $38,420 for North Canterbury breeder owners, Gavin and Christine Bailey, and Sarah and Johnathon Wilson.
The Baileys earlier raced Marvin Bailey, and half-brother Rudiani,as other useful winners for the Cran Dalgety stable.
Flyin Milly Mac was the fourth to race and fourth individual winner for her qualified but un-raced Another Sheila (Man Around Town-Smooth Sheila, by Smooth Fella-Parusa).
Another Sheila’s other smart winners are Eliminator (1:55.2, 21 wins & $155,033), (Im) The Intimidator (2:00.8, three wins) and former Kentuckiana Lodge winner, Waimac Attack (1:52.2, US,11 wins), now racing in North America
Another Sheila is a half-sister to big Australian winner Smooth Crusa (1:57.3, 24 wins & $443,694), while their dam Smooth Sheila is a five-win half-sister to the former gritty Alister Kerslake-trained 1970s filly/mare, In Or Out, who numbered 12 wins including the 1975 New Zealand Oaks, and 1976 NZ Standardbred Breeders Stakes, at Addington.
This is also from the family of subsequent West Australian Derby winner, and Australasian Grand Circuit performer, Seel N Print (1:50.2, 27 wins & $676,568), a grandson of In Or Out’s five-win daughter Laudit.
Flyin Milly Mac, best suited with a sit-sprint trip had a fastest winning mile rate of 1:57. 8, set over 1980m at Addington in May, two years ago.
Her first consort, Vincent (Art Major-Kept For Pleasure), only raced 19 times, winning 16 and $610,066 for Allstars trainers, Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen.
Vincent (1:50.2) set three NZ records, including a 3:06 run over 2600m to win the 2017 NZ Derby, a 3;19.6 to win over 2700m (stand) at Auckland at four,.
He was retired after going amiss following his 4YO win over Titan Banner, Heaven Rocks and Star Galleria, in the 2017 $250,000 Group One Auckland Cup in 4:04.7 (3200m), when the leaders sprinted their last 800m in 54.4s and final 400m in 27s.