Newgate Farm’s promising young sire Winning Rupert added a fifth winner to his tally at Albury on Monday and she was so impressive she was made the Breednet ‘One to Watch’ on Monday.
Trained by Nick Olive, Nephradiva led all the way as a hot favourite and gave her older rivals no chance of catching her as she opened up to win the 900m maiden by more than four lengths.
A $40,000 Inglis Classic purchase for her trainer from the Torryburn Stud draft, Nephradiva is a half-sister to stakes-placed Runforit and is the fourth winner from Nephtys, a winning Redoute’s Choice mare from the family of Group I winners Star Shiraz and Savatiano.
Nephtys died last year and her final foal is a yearling filly also by Winning Rupert that was sold by Torryburn Stud at Inglis Classic this year for $75,000.
Another brilliant son of Written Tycoon, Winning Rupert has sired five winners as well as stakes-placed Bolsonaro.