Kiss And Make Up
2020 Service Fee: $8,800 (inc. GST)
More Than Ready x Fashions Afield (by Redoute's Choice)
Standing at Canungra, QLD
As the ONLY juvenile with the distinction of having defeated Australian Champion 2YO and Gr.1 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist, when successful in the Gr.2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick, Kiss And Make Up has all the credentials for successful career at stud.
By Champion 2YO Sire More Than Ready, sire of Golden Slipper winners Phelan Ready and Sebring out of the Gr.1-winning Redoute’s Choice mare Fashion’s Afield, who also ran 2nd in the Golden Slipper and was Crowned Champion 2YO Filly – Kiss And Make Up is a horse that has outstanding juvenile class in his DNA.
Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, success in the Todman Stakes, a race previously won by Luskin Star, Marauding, General Nediym, Exceed And Excel and Written Tycoon, coupled with his outstanding 2YO Timeform Rating of 120, higher than Trapeze Artist, Pariah, Flying Artie, Astern, Exosphere, Pride of Dubai, Headwater and Rubick had his first crop yearlings well sought after – purchased by Proven Thoroughbreds, Joe Pride, Paul Beamish Bloodstock, Kennewell Racing and Group 1 Bloodstock.
"Kiss And Make Up in a lot of ways was an untapped talent. Injury cutting short his career, but clearly the ability was there."
Jamie Walter, Proven Thoroughbreds
"He was one of the most exciting colts I trained, beautifully bred, impeccable looking, gorgeous physique, wonderful cruising speed, and he won the Todman, one of the most important races for 2YOs."
Gai Waterhouse, Trainer