Gimmethegreenlight received yet another substantial boost for his future stud career, when his half-sister, Ofcourseican (Mossman), won Saturday’s G1 Coolmore Classic. Ofcourseican, scoring her first Grade One victory, and Gimmethegreenlight are both out of the Canny Lad mare, Yes She Cancan. Ofcourseican has now won eight times and has amassed prize money in excess of AUS$700,000 – or R5.6 million.
Former Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad is long established as a successful sire, and he has also become an outstanding broodmare sire. He is best known as the broodmare sire of champion Australian sire, and increasingly influential sire of sires, Redoute’s Choice (Danehill – Shantha’s Choice).
Ofcourseican’s brother, Gimmethegreen-light, will run in the R2 million Group One SA Classic at Turffontein this Saturday March 31st. He is owned by Hassen Adams and trained by Justin Snaith. Snaith commented “Gimmethegreenlight is being aimed at Grade One races and could possibly end up at the Breeders Cup this year if the protocol allows it. He has so much stud value and I understand the importance to win as many Graded races as possible. He will be an enormous gain to the Stallion pool in South Africa.”
When Hassen Adams was asked about his future he had this to say “nothing has yet been decided about his breeding future at this stage. We would like to get through the SA Classic and try our best to get him to the Breeders Cup to represent South Africa. He is a sensational racehorse with perfect confirmation along with a extraordinary pedigree. He is replica of his sire More than Ready and I cannot wait to see him at stud but he has a lot to accomplish before then!”.
Gimmethegreenlight is a 3 year old colt by Champion Sire More Than Ready out of the mare Yes She Cancan.