It’s not every day you look through the fields of bush meetings and find mares with astonishing pedigrees.
You can, every pancake day or so, find a gelding….but mares, not so much.
At Ballina on Tuesday, there is one.
Her name is WITHOUT RISK.
And she’s by Redoute’s Choice from Risk Aversion (Encosta de Lago).
Risk Aversion was a stakes winner of 5 races. And she is a half-sister to multiple Gr 2 winner Shania Dane, as well as to Hong Kong star and multiple stakes winner Scintillation.
Risk Aversion’s mother, Subterfuge (Machiavellian), was an English winner and the half-sister to stakes winners Sandmason and Sardegna. She was also the dam of 11 foals to race, 9 of whom won. Three of them were Group winners and three were winners who were stakes placed.
And, on top of all that this Ballina filly has a ¾-sister DUTY (Fastnet Rock) who cost $1million as a yearling last year and has already placed in NSW.
We know that it is important for well-bred mares to win races – looks most impressive on their pedigree pages.
So you’d think this mare in at Ballina, race 6 to help you, despite the fact she hasn’t raced for a year, might just be there for an easy kill.