Encipher wins the Eureka

Encipher wins the Eureka

Encipher will go down in history as the inaugural winner of the Eureka for breeder/owner Tyson Linke and slot holder Summit Bloodstock.

The 2024 Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale provides an opportunity to buy a relative of Encipher per medium of a colt by Always B Miki from the Bettors Delight mare Real Intentions which is part of the Brooklyn Lodge draft.

Real Intentions was a ten time winner of $81,574 with a record of 1:55.1 and her Christian Cullen dam Tiz A Cullen is a three-quarter sister to the In The Pocket mare Bizzie Girl which is the grand-dam of Encipher.

Bizzie Girl is a half-sister to the smart pacer Im Percy The Punter p,3,1:56.4 $332,067 but punters on the Eureka failed to decipher her form and the mare started at $26.

Bizzie Girl produced the smart Bettors Delight mare Eliza Dushku won the Group Two NSW Pink Bonnet on her way to $218,254 in stakes and she is also the dam of Our Cavort which won 15 races in South Australia before being retired to stud.

Our Cavort’s first foal was Encipher which, after Saturday night’s win, has now won 17 races and has stakes of $1,584,479.

Encipher won twice at Group One level as a 2yo and was voted Australian 2yo Filly Pacer of the Year before winning the Victoria Oaks and Australasian Breeders Crown at Group One level as a 3yo.

In addition to the maternal link to Encipher the Brooklyn Lodge colt from Real Intentions is bred on the same cross as Western Australian 2yo Gold Bullion and 3yo WA Oaks winner Taking The Miki p,2,1:54.2 $303,603.

The oldest Southern Hemisphere winners by Always B Miki out of Bettors Delight mares are current 4yos and there are already 16 winners bred on the cross.

The same cross in the USA has produced a pair of 2yo USA Breeders Crown winners in the colt Perfect Sting p,3,1:48.2 $1,808,147 and the filly Niki Hill p,3,1:48.8 $1,342,452.