First Stakes Horse for Yes Yes Yes
The Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday was won by $1.1million filly Eneeza, but chasing her home for a good second on debut was promising filly Flattered (2f Yes Yes Yes x Zizzis, by Snitzel).
While Eneeza had the benefit of race experience having finished second previously in the Group III VRC Ottawa Stakes, the Patrick Payne trained Flattered had shown promise at the trials and found the line strongly to grab second in the field of nine.
Flattered was snapped up by Joe O’Neill of Prime Thoroughbreds for $130,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale and is from a family he knows all too well. She is the first foal of Zizzis, who was also bought by Prime as a yearling for $120,000 and proved a great success winning four races and over $300,000 in prizemoney with a feature win in the Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic.
Zizzis is a half-sister to one of the best horses Prime Thoroughbreds have ever raced in bonny Rubick filly Rubisaki. The multiple Group winner of $1.2million was on-sold as a broodmare prospect for $1million at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale last year providing a fitting finale to a stellar career.
Flattered is very closely related to Rubisaki as her sire Yes Yes Yes is by Rubisaki’s sire Rubick, so connections will no doubt be hoping lightning can strike twice!
Yes Yes Yes has 11 entries for Magic Millions and 17 for Inglis Classic.