Oxley Road, out of now-deceased New Zealand mare Bonnie Mac, is a brother to G1 Coolmore Stakes winner Exceedance.
He topped the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Sale at $1.9 million, the final bid made by Ottavio & Wendy Galletta, who also enjoyed Group 1 success with Arrowfield-bred-&-sold Castelvecchio.
Payne took a shine to Montefilia at the 2019 Gold Coast Yearling Sale and he went slightly over budget to get her for $130,000 from the draft of Tyreel Stud.
In the Congo is the second foal and second winner from Via Africa (SAfr), a triple Group I winner and the Champion Sprinter in South Africa for 2013/2014.
An $80,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock / Mt Hallowell Stud from the Rosemont stud draft, Bella Nipotina was bred by Michael Christian and partners at Longwood Thoroughbred Farm and they retain a share in her ownership.
Chat is the 11th stakes-winner for Deep Field, who nearly had a race to race Group double with his flying mare Fituese finishing second in the Group II ATC Sheraco Stakes.
Think It Over is the first stakes-winner of the new season for So You Think, who was Australia’s busiest sire in 2020 covering 261 mares and stands at a fee of $77,000 this spring.
Bruckner and In The Congo take Snitzel’s tally of stakeswinners to 112 with five on the board from his 2018 crop, after New Zealand 2YO Group 1 winner Sword Of State, Group 2-winning filly Four Moves Ahead and Listed winner Royalzel (also successful at Kembla Grange on Saturday).
Champion mare Winx will visit Pierro this season, her ownership group has announced.