Sire: Better Than Ready

Colour: Bay

Dam: Ridolfi

Sex: Filly

Age: 4

Foaled: Oct 12, 2017

Country: Australia

Trainer: Steven O'Dea


Owners: Proven Thoroughbreds (Mgr: A J Walter), J T Grant, T D F Hughes, S J Roberts, M A Rolfe, Mrs M L Rolfe, Mrs J A Peck, A J Norman, D G Hogan, R Fiorentino, D J Minton, W A Wilkins, I F Matheson, Mrs G P Donaldson, M A Gray-Spencer, A Pendleton, S M Guy, Ms J Hourigan, P G A'herne & L F Robins

12: 2 - 1 - 3
Wins: 16.7%
Place: 33.3%




Foaled 12th October 2017

SireMore Than ReadySouthern HaloHalo
BETTER THAN READY (AUS) Woodman's GirlWoodman
2009Sally's WorldAgnes WorldDanzig
  Sally MagicKeltrice
DamFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
RIDOLFI (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2010La ItaliaStravinskyNureyev
  Capote CrossingCapote

BETTER THAN READY (AUS) (Bay or Brown 2009-Stud 2015). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, $484,875, ATC Brian Crowley S., L. Out of a half-sister to SW Publishing. Sire of 31 rnrs, 14 wnrs, inc. SW Better Reflection (BRC Calaway Gal S., L), The Odyssey and of Betaima, Girls are Ready, Well Prepared, Arnwood, Bettahoney, Bluey's Ready, Hezhome, Lepreezy, Redeski, Secondofmay, The Sinner, Tiger Love and of the placegetters Nobody Better, Raging Pole, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

RIDOLFI, by Fastnet Rock. Raced twice. This is her first live foal.


2nd dam

LA ITALIA, by Stravinsky. Joint second filly on The 2005-06 NZ 2YO Free H. 3 wins at 2, NZ$355,375, WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.2, Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock Classique, RL, CJC Riccarton Park Function Centre 2YO S., 2d Otago RC Vet Equine 2YO Trophy, 3d ARC Diamond S., Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Highview S., Gr.3, 4th Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2. Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

Bond Elegance. 3 wins at 1200m, HK$2,926,110, to 2017-18, HKJC Kam Tin River H., Gloucester H., Kowloon Park H., 2d HKJC Jasper H., Kyoto H., Carnarvon H., 3d HKJC Middle H., Kalanchoe H., Repulse Bay H., Tin Ha Shan H.

Minetti. Winner at 1000m, 2d VRC Phar Lap Club 2YO P., MVRC Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat 9 H., 3d MVRC Bertocchi Famous Xmas Ham H.

Mameli. Winner at 1000m in 2018-19 in Aust.

Italian Alps. Winner at 2 in Aust.


3rd dam

CAPOTE CROSSING, by Capote. Unplaced. Half-sister to Aspen Falls (dam of IRISH LIGHTS), Deputy's Mistress (dam of SHADOWBDANCING, BACKATEM). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

LA ITALIA (Stravinsky). 3 wins. See above.


4th dam

RIVER CROSSING, by Affirmed. Unplaced. Half-sister to FALL ASPEN (dam of FORT WOOD, HAMAS, NORTHERN ASPEN, TIMBER COUNTRY, BIANCONI, COLORADO DANCER, ELLE SEULE, MAZZACANO, PRINCE OF THIEVES), McCracken, Paintbrush, Brackish (dam of MERZOUK, PACIFIC WEST, VALSES POUR MOI), Existentialist (dam of YOUBETTERBELIEVEIT), Sweet Cielo (dam of TSURUMARU TSUYOSHI). Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Kaimana. 2 wins at 6f, Hollywood Park Allowance. Producer.

Aspen Falls. Winner at 5½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

IRISH LIGHTS (Fastnet Rock). 3 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$492,950, MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, VRC Sofitel Girls Day Out H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L, 3d MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2. Dam of-

OMEI SWORD (High Chaparral). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$482,025, ATC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2, Peter Svendsen 2YO H., 2d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Surround S., Gr.2, Magic Night S., Gr.2, 3d ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.2.

Deputy's Mistress. Unraced. Dam of-

SHADOWBDANCING (Montbrook). 15 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, US$1,003,530, Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H., Gr.2, Remington Park Governor's Cup, L, Mountaineer Park West Virginia Governor's S., L, Mountaineer Mile S., L, Prairie Meadows H., L, Prairie Meadows Derby, L, Fonner Park Bosselman-Gus Fonner S., L, Prairie Meadows Prairie Mile S., L, Jim Rasmussen Memorial S., L-twice, Hawthorne Bonasera S., L, Cryptoclearance S., L, 2d Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H., Gr.2, Mountaineer Mile H., L, Hawthorne Cryptoclearance S., L, Hula Chief S., L, Prairie Meadows Jim Rasmussen Memorial S., L, 3d Hoosier Park Michael G Schaefer Mile S., L, Prairie Meadows H., L, Fonner Park Bosselman-Gus Fonner S., L, Prairie Meadows Golden Circle S., L, Jim Rasmussen Memorial S., L, 4th Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H., Gr.3, Penn National Swatara S., L, Remington Park Governor's Cup, L, Fonner Park Bosselman-Gus Fonner S., L. Sire.

BACKATEM (Notebook). 2 wins at 2, Calder Three Ring S., L, 3d Calder Judy's Red Shoes S., L. Dam of-

RUNNING BOBCATS (Running Stag). 9 wins-4 at 2-to 7f, US$377,494, Tampa Bay Downs South Sophomore Fillies S., L, Calder Distaff Turf Sprint H., L, Cassidy S., L, Ema Bovary S., L, Dolly Jo S., L, 2d Calder U Can Do it H., L, Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies S., L, Happy New Year S., L, Sugar n Spice S., L, Cool Air S., L, 3d Calder Snurb S., 4th Calder Distaff Turf Sprint Championship H., L, Tampa Bay Downs Minaret S., L, Calder Lindsay Frolic S., L. Dam of-

ASIA EXPRESS (Henny Hughes). Champion 2YO Colt in Japan in 2013. 4 wins-3 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, 176,336,000¥, Nakayama Asahi Hai Futurity S., Gr.1, Niigata Leopard S., Gr.3, Tokyo Oxalis Sho, 2d Nakayama Fuji TV Sho Spring S., Gr.2, Hanshin Antares S., Gr.3, Nagoya Daishoten, L, 4th Niigata BSN Sho, L.

TAKE IT LIKE A MAN (Run Away and Hide). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 1m, US$428,158, Charles Town Researcher S., L, 2d Fair Grounds Thanksgiving H., L, 4th Fair Grounds Duncan F Kenner S., L.

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