Nod of the Head

Account of KILGRAVIN LODGE, Matamata (As Agent).

(The property of Little Avondale Stud, Drylands Trust, B. Dunlop, N. Fergus, A. Hurley, J. Linn, W. Rupapera)



Foaled 27th October 2017

Bay Colt



Branded: laconjnr sh; 36 over 7 off sh


Per Incanto (USA)


Street Cry


Mr. Prospector

Helen Street


Pappa Reale

Indian Ridge


Daffodil Fields

Try My Best


Can't Keeper Down






Pleasant Colony

Ashley Downs


Sir Tristram



PER INCANTO (USA) (Bay or Brown 2004-Stud 2011). 6 wins-2 at 2, Rome Premio Tudini, Gr.3. Sire of 271 rnrs, 162 wnrs, 13 SW, inc. SW Shadows Cast (WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1), Santa Monica, Dal Cielo, Saracino, Dolcetto, Lanciato, Indecision, Amanaat, Its Time for Magic, Tennessee, Casaquinman, Magnum, Rocanto, SP Morethanlucky, Sweepstake, Time to Celebrate, Bella Court, Glorious Beijing, Nahema, Royal Ruby, etc.

1st dam

Can't Keeper Down , by Keeper. 4 wins 1400m to 2000m, NZ$197,925, Manawatu Cup Prelude, Rotorua RC NZCT H., 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1 , Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3 , Marton Cup, L , 3d Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr.2 , Ashhurst Engineering H., 4th Avondale Cup, Gr.2 , Wellington Cup, Gr.2 , Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L . Half-sister to TIE ME DOWN . This is her fifth foal. Her fourth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of three foals to race, two winners-

Keep it Savvy (g. by Savabeel). 2 wins at 1400m, 1550m, Levin RC Creative Catering H., 2d Taranaki RC New Zealand Bloodstock Leasing H.

Bob of the Head (g. by Per Incanto). 5 wins 1000m to 1350m, A$158,820, 2d VRC Arbroath H., MRC United Petroleum H., Thebigscreencompany.com H., 3d MVRC Art Series Hotel Group H., MRC Frankston Suzuki H.

Superleggera (g. by Rip Van Winkle). Placed at 3 in 2018-19.

2nd dam

ASHLEY DOWNS, by Grosvenor. Winner at 2100m. Three-quarter-sister to SNEETCH (dam of BLACK MAMBA ), Sandarac , half-sister to Centra Rainbeam (dam of BELCENTRA ). Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

TIE ME DOWN (Pins). 5 wins-3 in succession-1300m to 1600m, NZ$81,060, Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L , Manawatu RC Murphy H.

Can't Keeper Down (Keeper). 4 wins. See above.

Down Town. 3 wins at 1600m, 2200m, WRC Mills Reef H., Hawkes Bay Hastings Heart of Hawkes Bay H., 3d Manawatu RC Richard Algar Ltd H.

Fun Heroes. 3 wins at 1400m, 1800m, HK$2,743,425, HKJC Li Cup, Chevalier E&M Engineering H., Jordan Path H., 2d HKJC Great George H.

3rd dam

SELLIERA, by Khairpour. 4 wins 1400m to 1800m, Otago RC French Floozie H., CJC Noahs Welter H. Half-sister to FLEUR DE CHINE (dam of TULLY THUNDER , SUFFICIENT ), SNEETCH (dam of BLACK MAMBA ), Sandarac . Dam of 4 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Centra Rainbeam. Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners-

BELCENTRA (Bel Esprit). 3 wins 1100m to 1400m, A$219,200, VRC Desirable S., L , MVRC NHP Electrical H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3 , 3d MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3 , 4th MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L . Dam of 5 winners-

Gongs (Dawn Approach). 4 wins-2 at 2-1100m to 1300m, A$375,720, to 2018-19, ATC Merry Christmas Members 2YO H., 3d ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2 , 4th ATC Percy Sykes S., Gr.2 , Reisling S., Gr.2 .

Mesa (Lonhro). 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, 3d MRC Merson Cooper S., L .