CECIL McCracken spent 10,500gns at the 2012 Tattersalls February Sale for the Darley cast-off An Andalyya, a daughter of Kingmambo (Mr Prospector) out of a stakes-placed full-sister to Brian Boru. Fourth once as a two-year-old and the only time she earned money in five career starts, she had been purchased for $100,000 as a yearling by Rabbah Bloodstock. At the time of her sale she was the first foal of her dam and McCracken was taking a gamble on some of her younger and future siblings turning out well.
The gamble paid off and since then her half-sister Kosmiche (Fastnet Rock) won a listed two-year-old race in Germany in 2015, while her half-brothers Cape Clear Island (Fastnet Rock) and Squire Osbaldeston (Mr Greely) are stakes-placed. They are all out of the Aidan O’Brien trained Kushnarenkovo (Sadler’s Wells), group and listed placed in Ireland before being sold as a four-year-old at Keeneland for $1,250,000.