Sam Kavanagh was delighted to secure Lot 378, a chestnut filly by Sebring from this week’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

She is from a family that Sam knows well, being out of the Tale Of The Cat mare Scattered, who in turn is a half-sister to Shrapnel, a colt who won the Group 2 Yallambee Classic out of the Adelaide stable Sam looked after for his father Mark. Black type is a common theme in this pedigree, with Scattered also being a half-sister to Group 1 Newmarket Handicap winner Wanted, being from the stakes winning Snippets mare Fragmentation and a family that includes In The Mist, De Lago Mist and this season’s promising three-year-old, the dual stakes winning Instinction.

She looks a real running filly and one which I would expect will be an early comer,” Sam said. “Sebring’s first crop have been keenly sought after this year and it’s fantastic to have secured this nice filly by him, especially from the draft of Ronny Gilbert’s Highgrove Stud, who have such a wonderful record.”

Darling Downs based Highgrove Stud has one of the best strike rates in the country in terms of producing stakes performers. Incredibly, more than 40% of horses produced at Highgrove are stakes performers. Additionally, the fam was also in the news recently with Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso, who is out of Porto Roca, a mare Gilbert bred in partnership with Peter Moran

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