Clever Man


Clever Man

Sire: Dundeel (NZ)

Dam: Pennacchio (NZ)

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 yo

Foaled: Sep 23, 2016

Country: AUS

Sale info: Lot 472 at

Purchase price: AUD 60,000  (Price is inclusive of GST but does not include current costs)

Horse Description:


This is the second horse that I have bought from Nearco Stud, the first was Montaigne / Beauty Generation(HK) and this colt is very much in his mould. Strength, depth and style. And cheap! He has just completed his breaking in and first look throught the stables and shows all the promise that you would expect.


Price: $60,000 plus costs to date





Bay colt       Foaled 23rd September 2016 

DUNDEEL (NZ) High Chaparral (Ire)Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
StareelZabeelSir Tristram (Ire)
StaringFiesta Star
AlignNight Shift (USA)Northern Dancer
Super TrendRed Anchor (NZ)
AbenezraRory's JesterCrown Jester
Libia (ARG)Ringaro

DUNDEEL (NZ) (Bay 2009-Stud 2014). Horse of the Year in NZ in 2013-14. Champion 3YO in NZ in 2012-13. Champion Middle Distance Male in Australia & NZ in 2013-14. 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, Australian Derby, Gr.1, ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, MRC Underwood S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SP Twoeezy. Sire of SW Irukandji (ATC Schweppervescence H., Gr.3) and of Atyaab, Cutadeel, Dealmaker, Sunreel, The Closer and of the placegetters Deelbraka, Seel the Deel, The Inevitable, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

PENNACCHIO (NZ), by Align. 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$89,951, A$112,000, BRC Spear Chief H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Centenary Classic Mile, L, ARC Victoria Racing Club Trophy, Pencarrow Stud H., Piazza d'Oro H., 2d Avondale JC Image Holdings H., Counties RC The Informant H., 3d Egmont RC Postponed Classic, Gr.3. Half-sister to  Abenroad (dam of STRADA CAVALLO). This is her fourth foal. Dam of 2 foals to race, inc:-

 But It's True (g by High Chaparral (Ire)) 3 wins from 1300m to 2100m, A$81,525, to 2017-18, 2d MRC H., Clanbrooke Racing H.


2nd dam

ABENEZRA, by Rory's Jester. 2 wins at 1000m, 1300m in Aust. Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

PENNACCHIO (f Align) 8 wins. See above.

 (Mr) Bandit Country. 3 wins at 1000m, NZ$1,450, A$78,323, to 2016-17, 3d Hawkes Bay Bay Ford Hastings 2YO H.

 Abenroad. Unplaced. Dam of-

STRADA CAVALLO (f Alamosa) 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, NZ$164,775, to 2016-17, Ashburton RC John Grigg S., L, Counties RC Fasttrack Insurance H., 2d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, 3d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Bostock New Zealand Spring Carnival H.


3rd dam

LIBIA (ARG), by Ringaro. 8 wins in Argentina, Palermo Clasico Loteria Nacional, Gr.3, Clasico General Guemes, L, San Isidro Clasico Necochea, L, Palermo Handicap Parlanchin, San Isidro Especial Provincia de Chaco, 3d VATC Helenslea H., 4th San Isidro G.P. Suipacha, Gr.1, VRC Frances Tressady S., Gr.3. Half-sister to LIMAY,  Lighten (dam of LOS ANGELES). Dam of 10 named foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

 Yassa. 5 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$116,200, VRC Renaissance Sydney Hotel Welter H., VATC Luther's Luck H., VRC Les Benton H., 2d MVRC Herald Sun Super Form H., VRC Gold & Black H., 3d VATC Mainland Cheese P.H., Anonyme Welter H., Wheatear H.

 Abenezra. 2 wins. See above.

 Jacky Jet. Winner at 900m in Aust.

 Stargino. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

 Benghazi. Winner at 1150m in Aust.

 Mistletoe. Winner at 1400m in Aust.

 Miss Libia. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Gracie May. 4 wins from 1300m to 2200m, WATC Sell Lease Property H., Sponsor a Race H., 3d WATC H.

 Kelly's Callisto. 2 wins at 2, A$193,800, in 2017-18, WATC D'Orsogna 2YO P., Crown Sports Bar 2YO P., 2d WATC Salinger 2YO P., Quayclean 2YO P., 3d WATC TLC Projects & Shopfitters 2YO P., Lanciano 2YO P.


4th dam

LITTLE SUN, by Solazo. 2 wins in Argentina. Half-sister to AUSPICIANTE (dam of ANTESPEND), AUNANTE, AUXILIANTE, ACTUANTE. Dam of 9 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

LIBIA (f Ringaro) 8 wins. See above.

LIMAY (c Logical) 7 wins-1 at 2- in U.S.A., Argentina and Panama, Panama Clasico Dia del Trabajo, 4th Palermo Clasico Old Man, Gr.3.

 Lighten. 2 wins in Argentina, 2d La Plata Clasico Jockey Club de Rosario. Dam of 4 winners-

LOS ANGELES (g Salt Marsh) 13 wins in Chile, Club Hipico Clasico Ismael Tocornal, L, 3d Clasico Valparaiso Sporting Club, Gr.2, Club Hipico Clasico Ismael Tocornal, L.

 Lindsey. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

Liberal Champ (c Ski Champ) 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m in Argentina, San Isidro Premio Asociaciones Rurales del Mercosur, 2d San Isidro Clasico Cocles, L, Premio Asidero.


5th dam

AUXEY, by Right of Way. 5 wins in Argentina, Palermo Clasico Tomas Lyon, Clasico Gilberto Lerena, 2d Palermo Clasico Arturo R Bullrich, Clasico General Alvear, Especial Botafogo, 3d La Plata Clasico Republica Federativa del Brasil. Sister to BLAGNY, half-sister to GREVES (dam of GRIMALDI), DRAPIER, VALMUR,  Goutte d'Or (dam of GOOD CHAMPAGNE, GOOD WHISKY, EL CONTADOR). Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

AUSPICIANTE (f Practicante) 8 wins, US$409,395 in U.S.A. and Argentina, Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Matriarch S., Gr.1, Beverly Hills H., Gr.2, Palermo Clasico Ramon Biaus, Gr.2, Clasico Apertura, Gr.3, 2d San Isidro G.P. Copa de Plata, Gr.1, Louisiana Downs Golden Harvest H., Gr.2, Palermo Clasico General Luis Maria Campos, Gr.2, Santa Anita San Gorgonio H., Gr.2, 3d Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Palermo G.P. Jorge de Atucha, Gr.1, San Isidro Clasico Enrique Acebal, Gr.1, G.P. Eliseo Ramirez, Gr.1, Bay Meadows Hillsborough H., Gr.3. Dam of 7 winners-

ANTESPEND (f Spend a Buck) 10 wins-4 at 2, US$1,011,953, Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.1, Del Mar Oaks, Gr.1, Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Miesque S., Gr.3, Honeymoon H., Gr.3, Keeneland Green River S., L, 2d Hollywood Oaks, Gr.1, Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.2, Belmont Noble Damsel H., Gr.3, Saratoga Ballston Spa H., Gr.3, 3d Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1, Saratoga Diana H., Gr.2. Dam of 2 winners-

FRIENDS LAKE (c A.P. Indy) 3 wins-2 at 2-from 6½f to 9f, US$696,400, Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1, Belmont Sleepy Hollow S., L, 3d Gulfstream Park Holy Bull S., Gr.3. Sire.

SEEKING THE ANTE (f Seeking the Gold) 5 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$392,830, Belmont Nassau County S., Gr.2, Iroquois H., L, Aqueduct Allowance, 2d Aqueduct Comely S., Gr.3, East View S., L, 3d Aqueduct Top Flight H., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, Gazelle S., Gr.1. Dam of 5 winners-

MINERALOGIST (f Mineshaft) 5 wins-3 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, US$270,550, Saratoga Dew S., L, Belmont Maid of the Mist S., L. Producer.

 Brilliant Burma. Unplaced. Dam of 3 winners-

SWISS LEMONADE (f Lemon Drop Kid) 3 wins at 1500m, 1600m in Brazil, Cidade Jardim Clássico Presidente Luiz Nazareno T de Assumpção, L, 2d Cidade Jardim G.P. Presidente Roberto Alves de Almeida, Gr.2.

AUXILIANTE (c Practicante) 20 wins in Italy and Argentina, Milan Premio Vittorio di Capua, Gr.2, Palermo Clasico Benito Villanueva, Gr.3, Clasico Bolivia, Gr.3, Clasico Old Man, Gr.3, San Isidro Clasico Gran Bretana, Gr.3, 2d Premio Roma Vecchia, Gr.3, Palermo Clasico Peru, Gr.3, 3d Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Gr.1, San Isidro Clasico Otono, Gr.2, Premio Roma Vecchia, Gr.3. Sire.

AUNANTE (c Practicante) 5 wins in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, Montevideo JC Clasico Carlos Pellegrini, Gr.2, 2d Cristal G.P. Protetora do Turfe, Gr.3, 3d La Plata Clasico Bandera Argentina, L. Sire.

ACTUANTE (c Practicante) 7 wins in U.S.A. and Argentina, La Plata Clasico Santiago del Estero, L, Palermo Clasico Japon, L, 3d G.P. Ciudad de Rosario, Gr.3, La Plata Clasico Asociacion Bonaerense de Propietarios, Gr.3.

 Aplastante. Placed in Argentina. Dam of 5 winners-

 Advance Girl. 3 wins in Argentina. Dam of 4 winners-

AVISPON (c Southern Halo) 4 wins in Argentina, San Isidro Clasico Melgarejo, L, 2d G.P. San Isidro, Gr.1. Sire.

 Apple Toss. Winner in Argentina. Dam of 3 winners-

BATTY ANEJA (f Batty) Winner in Chile, Valparaiso Clasico Manuel Losada Rodriguez, Gr.3.

 Marplatense Soy. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

STORM MARCOPOLO (c Bernstein) Champion sprinter in Argentina in 2007-08. 7 wins at 1000m in Argentina, Palermo G.P. Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Gr.1, San Isidro G.P. Estrellas Sprint, Gr.1, Palermo Clasico Irlanda, Gr.3, Clasico Estados Unidos de America, Gr.3, 2d Palermo Especial Seaborg, Especial Contante, 3d Turfway Park Holiday Cheer S., L.

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