High-priced youngster impresses

Waikato Stud’s impressive sale-topper No Limits has made an encouraging start to his career.

The $1.4 million Karaka graduate in January had his first trial outing at Te Teko on Tuesday and was successful in his 600 metre heat.

The son of Savabeel and the Pins mare Make A Wish was purchased by Te Akau principal, who can’t speak highly enough of the colt.

“He was one of the best athletes I’ve seen at Karaka in the last ten years,” Ellis said.

“He’s an absolutely stunning horse, was on everyone’s list, and you didn’t have to be a genius to work out he was the most impressive athlete on the complex this year.

“We’ve put together a stallion breeding syndicate for the last few years, with seven stallions now at stud, in New Zealand and Australia, and we’d like to think this colt could join them if everything goes to plan.”

Trainer Jamie Richards was also both impressed with No Limit’s first assignment, but isn’t going to rush the two-year-old.

“He’s a beautiful colt and we’ve liked him all the way through from the breaking in process at Te Akau,” he said.

“He did very well in his first prep, before having a break, and had a couple of nice jump outs this time in.

“He was very professional at the trials. He led, railed, showed good speed and quickened to win his trial quite impressively.”

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