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The Factor X Sicilia

Sire: The Factor

Dam: Sicilia

Gender: Colt

Age: 1 year old

Foaled: Sep 29th, 2016

Country: Australia

Horse Description:

This colt is bred for pure speed and you’ll want to move quickly yourself if you want to own this value buy.

His sire THE FACTOR was a speed machine in his racing days in the US where he won six races, including the Grade 1 Pat O’Brien Stakes (7 furlongs) where he was simply too fast for his opposition and the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes (7f) to go with a trio of Grade 2 victories.

THE FACTOR is the sire of US Grade 1 winner NOTED AND QUOTED and nine stakes winners from limited opportunities. His oldest Australian progeny are two-year-olds and he’s set to make his mark here.

The colt’s dam Sicilia is a proven producer of winners with two winners from four foals to race, including the stakes place Choice Snitzel and the Sydney winner Fast Forward.

Sicilia’s dam DONNA CARA was a stakes winner and produced stakes performers YESTERDAY and DONNA DIOR to do her bit for a terrific family that reaches back to Golden Slipper winner CATBIRD, brilliant performer MAIZCAY, who was a terrific sire himself as well as classy gallopers FITTING and DANBIRD.

This colt’s family have churned out winners for years and the injection of THE FACTOR’S blazing speed into his pedigree means he has the makings of an early-running two-year-old.

You won’t believe how little it will cost to become an owner of this super sprinting prospect.

Purchased for $26,000 at Inglis Premier Sale - click

Parade footage & comments from Simon Zahra - click

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Pedigree

 

 BAY OR BROWN COLT (AUS)

 

Foaled 29th September 2016

SireWar FrontDanzigNorthern Dancer
THE FACTOR (USA) Starry DreamerRubiano
2008GreyciousnessMiswakiMr. Prospector
  SkatingonthiniceIcecapade
DamFlying SpurDanehillDanzig
SICILIA (AUS) RollsMr. Prospector
2002Donna CaraSir TristramSir Ivor
  CornHotfoot

THE FACTOR (USA) (Roan or Grey 2008-Stud U.S.A. 2013, Aust. 2014). 6 wins-1 at 2, Santa Anita Malibu S., Gr.1. Out of a three-quarter-sister to SW Showering. Sire of 185 rnrs, 93 wnrs, inc. SW Noted and Quoted (Santa Anita Chandelier S., Gr.1), Multiplier, Cistron, A Different Style, Nine Route, Delphinia, Fact Finding, Kroy, Youngest Daughter, SP Silken Spy, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 2YOs and inc The Unknown Factor and of the placegetters Glamour Factor, Momentum Factor, etc.

 

1st dam

SICILIA, by Flying Spur. Unraced. Half-sister to DONNA DIOR, YESTERDAY, Donna Amata (dam of SEBRING SALLY). This is her tenth foal. Her ninth foal is a 2YO. Dam of four foals to race, two winners, inc:-

Choice Snitzel (f. by Snitzel). 2 wins at 2, CJC Barry & Brian 70th Birthday Juvenile S., 2d CJC New Zealand Bloodstock Spring Prelude, 3d CJC Welcome S., L.

Fast Forward (g. by Charge Forward). 2 wins at 1100m, STC Stratum H., 2d HKJC One Country Two Systems H.

Starboda (g. by Starcraft). Placed at 3, 3d BRC Patinack Farm H.

 

2nd dam

DONNA CARA, by Sir Tristram. 4 wins from 1600m to 2100m, SAJC New Year's Gift, L, VATC Out of Danger H., Bramerton H., SAJC Australian Eagle H., 2d SAJC Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix H., VATC Analight H., VRC Edith Widdis H., Begonia Belle H., 3d SAJC Frequent Flyer H., 4th SAJC Southwark Premium Classic S., Gr.2. Half-sister to MAIZCAY, MZILIKAZI, FITTING (dam of CATBIRD, DANBIRD). Dam of 11 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

YESTERDAY (Red Ransom). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, A$145,910, MRC Twilight Glow S., L, VRC Grand Archway 2YO H., 3d AJC James HB Carr S., L, City Tatt's RC Brian Crowley S., L, VRC Cadbury Roses S., L, MVRC Bookiesonline.com.au 2YO H., Hawkesbury RC Blakes Marine H., 4th Scone Cup, L, Gosford RC Belle of the Turf S., L. Producer.

DONNA DIOR (Marscay). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, A$250,835, MVRC Alexandra S., L, STC Girls Night Out 2YO H., 2d ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.3, AJC Heroic 2YO Championship, 3d AJC Reginald Allen H., L, 4th AJC Gimcrack S., L. Dam of-

Galileo's Daughter (Galileo). Winner at 1850m, A$162,750, 2d STC Arrowfield Stud S., Gr.1, 3d AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, 4th BTC Doomben Roses, Gr.3. Producer.

Donna Amata. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

SEBRING SALLY (Sebring). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2100m, A$164,740, TRC Strutt S., L, Ballarat TC Racing.com H., 2d BRC The Roses S., Gr.2, ATC Cafe Culture Insitu H., MVRC McMahon's Dairy H., 3d MVRC Quest Moonee Valley P., 4th BRC Queensland Oaks, Gr.1.

Roy's Riviera (All Too Hard). 2 wins at 1600m, R203,875, in 2017-18, Greyville Racing It's a Rush H., 3d Greyville Flamboyant S., Gr.3, KZN Fillies Guineas Trial, Scottsville Fever Tree S., 4th Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3.

Donna Mia. Unraced. Dam of-

Padrino. 2 wins at 1500m, A$78,150, BRC Bundaberg Distilling Company H., Coke Zero P., 3d BRC Bollinger P.

 

3rd dam

CORN, by Hotfoot. 4 wins to 1400m, AJC Analight H. Half-sister to BEANS, COUNTY, DIEU D'OR, Fire Fighter, Singeing Lamp (dam of HALF HENNESSY), Mahenge (dam of BEAVER). Dam of 12 named foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

MAIZCAY (Marscay). 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, A$178,700, ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.2, STC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, AJC Breeders' P., Gr.3, STC Citius Welter H., 2d STC Civic H., L. Sire.

MZILIKAZI (Marscay). 7 wins from 1600m to 2000m, R678,480, Z$191,350 in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Borrowdale FSI Tinto Guineas, Gr.3, OK Grand Challenge, Gr.3, Turf Club Mile, L, Republic Cup, L, 2d Borrowdale Castle Tankard, Gr.2, 3d Borrowdale Rainbow Tourism S., Gr.3, Guineas Trial S., L, Vaal Viljoensdrif H., L, 4th Turffontein John Skeaping Trophy S., Gr.2.

FITTING (Marscay). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$264,118, AJC Gimcrack S., L, STC Truscott's Toyota Welter H., General Electric 2YO H., 3d AJC Flight S., Gr.1, ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.2, STC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., L. Dam of-

CATBIRD (Danehill). Champion 2YO in Australia in 1998-99. 5 wins at 2, A$1,755,670, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.3, AJC Korean Tourism 2YO H., Courtyard Hotels & Resort 2YO H., ACT RC Black Opal Preview. Sire.

DANBIRD (Danehill). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$90,095, A$287,050, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, Counties Bowl Classic, L, ARC Newmarket H., L, The Mad Butcher H., STC South Sydney Supporters 2YO H., Hawkes Bay New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance H., 2d AJC Up & Coming S., Gr.2, Rotorua RC Lion Red P., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL, 3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, ARC Newmarket H., L. Sire.

Fit and Ready. Winner at 1100m, ATC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H. Dam of-

VERY TEMPTING (Redoute's Choice). 3 wins at 1400m, 2400m, A$274,850, in 2016-17, Western Australian Oaks, Gr.3, 2d Western Australian Derby, Gr.2, WATC Young Membership P., 3d WATC Natasha S., L, 4th WATC Challenge S., L.

Sprinkler. Winner at 2, STC Saratoga 2YO H. Dam of-

Waterwise. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, AJC Savannah Success H., STC Bill Murphy Bookmaker H. Dam of-

CENTRE PIVOT (More Than Ready). 8 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$719,633, BRC Bernborough H., L, ATC Canterbury Hurlstone RSL H., 3d Canberra Cup, L, ATC Premier's Cup, L.

Coat. Unraced. Dam of-

PILLAR OF HERCULES (Rock of Gibraltar). 2 wins at 1500m, 2000m, A$251,775, MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, MVRC Eeolia Environmental H., 2d Seymour Cup, L, MRC Wellington Racing Club S., L, 3d MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, WATC RJ Peters S., Gr.3. Sire.

DONNA CARA (Sir Tristram). 4 wins. See above.

Boonoke. Raced twice. Dam of-

Do Me a Favour (Howbaddouwantit). 4 wins from 1350m to 1600m, BOP RC Wealleans Petroleum H., Hawkes Bay First Sovereign Trust H., 2d ARC Bonecrusher S., L. Producer.

Donna Iris. Unraced. Dam of-

Gunalda (Rory's Jester). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1350m, A$117,650, BTC Myer Stores Ltd 2YO H., Adecco H., 2d QTC Sir Douglas Wadley H., L, 3d Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., Gr.3. Producer.