Kiss And Make Up
2019 Service Fee: $11,000 (inc. GST)
More Than Ready (USA) x Fashions Afield (by Redoute's Choice)
Standing at Canungra, QLD
Kiss And Make Up has the distinction of being the only juvenile to defeat the Australian Champion 2YO and Golden Slipper winner Capitalist when winning the time-honoured Group 2 Todman Stakes at Royal Randwick.
He is by More Than Ready, sire of Golden Slipper winners Phelan Ready and Sebring and out of a Redoute’s Choice mare, the sire of Golden Slipper winners Stratum and Miss Finland. His dam Fashion’s Afield ran 2nd in the Golden Slipper and was Champion 2YO filly – Kiss And Make Up is a horse that has the Golden Slipper in his DNA.
Having stood his first season at Aquis in the Hunter Valley in 2017, his 2018 progeny although eligible for BOBS, will also be eligible for the QTIS bonus, something which gives owners and trainers a unique advantage on the track with his first crop of runners.
- He was the ultimate 2YO trained by Gai Waterhouse – he had speed, he had the looks and he had a story
- Broke his maiden in a very hot 2YO race in emphatic fashion, beating subsequent Group 1 winner Foxplay
- Won the Group 2 Todman Stakes – a race won by stars like Luskin Star, Marauding, General Nediym, Exceed And Excel and Written Tycoon
- Timeform rated 120 at 2 – higher than Trapeze Artist, Pariah, Flying Artie, Astern, Exosphere, Pride of Dubai, Headwater, and Rubick
"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