They say champion mares just don’t throw similar talent into their babies.
Sunline, she of the $12million in stakes money and 32 wins, 13 at Gr 1 level, had 4 babies, 3 raced and only 2 of them won.
And they were low key events.
Atlantic Jewel, who was so well bred and won 10 races, 4 of them at Gr 1 level, has failed thus far too.
Her first 2 foals are both by Galileo and have done absolutely zero. Mind you the 2nd one is a 2YO to be fair.
Our own Black Caviar is still in the process of producing babies but to date has thrown nothing like her.
The unbeaten winner of 25 races, 15 at Gr 1 level, has had 5 foals and 2 have raced.
Both won but aren’t superstars.
Then we have Makybe Diva.
The 3 x Gr 1 Melbourne Cup winner hasn’t set the world on fire either. But…..we might get a glimpse tonight at Moonee Valley of perhaps that all changing.
Her daughter, ironically by Black Caviar’s brother All Too Hard, races this evening and the word is she is quite special.
Her name is Divanation (pronounced Diva Nation) and she fronts up to compete in race 5 the BM64 for mares over 1600m.
She is first up and Luke Currie rides.
The word is that like mum, she has endless energy and runs home very hard.
She is trained by Tony McEvoy who bought her as a yearling for $300,000, and will exit from gate 5.
Bookmaker Sportsbet have her as the $3.20 favourite for the race.
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