Nautical Sails To Black Type Success

Dec 19, 2017

“I begged Richard to keep her. She is a stunning filly. Almost jet black.”

Cranbourne trainer, Nikki Burke, was recalling the 2011 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale and her conversation with Victorian breeder, Richard Pietrykowski, regarding the Niello filly from the well related Anabaa mare, Magda.

“I had trained a few horses for Richard and suggested he should reconsider selling her. I ended up getting her for $10,000.”

That proved to be a very good move on Burke’s part given that ‘her’ has now banked $428,135 in prizemoney from five wins and 12 placings, including Saturday’s Listed Straight Six at Flemington.

‘Her’, as it turns out, races by the name of Nautical and aside from giving Burke a second stakes victory with the mare via the Straight Six (following the mare’s previous stakes win in Hobart earlier this year).

“She may go to Brisbane or I might give her a couple of weeks off and aim her at the Bletchingly (Stakes),” Burke said.

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