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Horse Detail

Name: Next Level

Gender: Gelding

Sire: More Than Ready

Dam: St Kate

Trainer: Gary Portelli

Foal Date: 6/10/2011



A well grown colt by a proven sire in More Than Ready, a winner of seven races including the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes (1400m), out of St. Kate a proven producer and shares are being offered by the TTSC’s Authorised Representative, Adrian Allan from Elite Thoroughbreds.

This colt will be nominated for the rich Magic Million series of races and Allan believes he is the right type of colt to help build his Elite Thoroughbred’s brand.

St Kate, is the dam of the dual Listed winner Kakakakatie (by Zeditave) and hails from a famous female in Great Klaire (by Great Nephew). Great Klaire, appears in the pedigrees of many outstanding performers like Octagonal (10 wins at Group 1 level including the W.S. Cox Plate as a three-year-old); Tristalove (winner of the Group 1 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes and SAJC Australasian Oaks); Danewin (a winner of five Group 1 races including the AJC Spring Champion Stakes, STC Rosehill Guineas, BATC Doomben Cup, VRC L.K.S Mackinnon Stakes & MRC Caulfield Stakes); Mouawad (two Group 1 wins VRC Australian Guineas & MRC Futurity Stakes), the Group 1 winner Marquise that is now in-turn the dam of a Group 1 winner, Shower Of Roses (STC Storm Queen Stakes) along with other notable winners that include KaapstadDon Eduardo and leading sire, Commands.

NOT ENOUGH? St. Kate, a bay was an on debut winner at the Sunshine Coast in June 1999 and then won again at the same venue a little over three weeks later making it two victories in a row. St. Kate, chalked up another win during her classic season at Ipswich before retiring for stud duties during the spring of 2000 with a record of three wins and one placing from 10-race starts.

When St. Kate was offered for sale the average price for a yearling by Danehill was $525,000.00 and when offered as a yearling sold to Jack Denham for $600,000.

Before purchasing this colt Elite Thoroughbreds noted that St. Kate was the dam of six winners from seven foals and were impressed with the record that More Than Ready is creating when covering mares by Danehill with the stakes winners DreamawayPerfectly ReadyBenicioElite FallsReady To RipMahisaraReadyor and Al Aneed all bred on this cross.

During the past 12-seasons, More Than Ready has covered 10 books of more than 100 mares, and has 106 stakes winners and 94 stakes placegetters with those progeny earning more than $103.2million, as of  February 7th, worldwide.

The syndicate will be managed by Adrian Allan from Elite Thoroughbreds

Trainer Detail

Gary Portelli, trainer of the Group 1 winning Rena’s Lady and Gold Trail, wound out last season as one of Sydney’s top-twenty premier trainers, with stable earnings of $1.1million.

During the 2011-12 season Gary saddled up Somepin Anypin to win the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m), Single Style in the Listed ATC Keith Mackay and Rose of Peace to win the Listed ATC Wenona Girl Handicap.

Portelli has kept that momentum going with the thoroughbreds under his care earning $538,807 at the half-way point of the 2012-13 racing season. Bella Rossie kicked off the New Year in good fashion for his connections when winning the Magic Millions Sprint (1000m).  Last November, Gary gave all the connections in All The Talk, a colt syndicated by Elite Thoroughbreds, a massive thrill with an on debut victory at Warwick Farm.

Portelli Racing is committed to striving for excellence and are determined to build the stable in a manner that ensures client satisfaction and they keep their strike rate and return to all as its top priority.