Sire: Better Than Ready

Colour: Bay

Dam: Ridolfi

Sex: Gelding

Age: 5

Foaled: Oct 22, 2018

Country: Australia

Trainer: Steve O’Dea



Owners: Proven Males (Mgr: T Walter), M Rolfe, O Goddard, I Baker, A Walmsley, A Pendleton, S Guy, S Flegman, M Cross, W Wilkins, B Turville, L Robins, B O'Brien, S Roberts, Ms D Barrett, Z Drake-Brockman, J Maakrun, M Hunter, G Walker & Ms K Murray

18: 4 - 3 - 3
Wins: 22.2%
Place: 33.3%




Foaled 22nd October 2018

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, ATC Brian Crowley S., L. Sire of 180 rnrs, 102 wnrs, inc. SW Alpine Edge (BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3), Apache Chase, Better Reflection, Jagged Edge, The Odyssey, SP Paredo, Iced and of Better Than Best, Georgie's Pride, Betaima, Girls are Ready, Golly Hutt, Raging Pole, Ready to Roam, Well Prepared, Xanthus, Already Blessed, Better Get Set, Eelloh, Meglio di Falcrest, etc.


1st dam

RIDOLFI, by Fastnet Rock. Raced twice. This is her second live foal. Dam of one foal to race-

Better Get Set (f. by Better Than Ready). 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$118,700, in 2020-21, Ipswich TC TAB Live Sky Racing H., 2d BRC Ethos Orthodontics H., 3d BRC TAB Create Your Calendar H.


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$3,238,910, HKJC Gloucester H., Kowloon Park H., Kam Tin River H., 2d HKJC Hap Mun Bay H., Kyoto H., Carnarvon H., Jasper 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 Aust.

Italian Alps. Winner at 2 in Aust. Producer.


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.

LIPIZZANER (Uncle Mo). 2 wins at 2 in 2020, Doncaster S., L, 2d Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3, 4th Royal Ascot Norfolk S., Gr.2, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, 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, 2d Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H., Gr.2, Mountaineer Mile H., L, 3d Hoosier Park Michael G Schaefer Mile S., L. Sire.

BACKATEM (Notebook). 2 wins at 2, US$89,750, 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, Calder Distaff Turf Sprint H., L, Tampa Bay Downs South Sophomore Fillies S., L, Calder Cassidy S., L, 2d Calder U Can Do it H., 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. Sire.

RAPIER WIT (Henny Hughes). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, 128,985,000¥, to 2021, Nakayama March S., Gr.3, Radio Nippon Sho, Tokyo Kumpu S., Nakayama Tonegawa Tokubetsu, 2d Kyoto Ritto S., L, 3d Nakayama March S., Gr.3.

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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