Golden start to Magic Millions

Golden start to Magic Millions11 Jan 2023

We enjoyed terrific trade through the first two days of action at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale with four of our eight-strong draft to have gone under the hammer.

Our sole entry on Day One was a son of So You Think, who made A$350,000 and that figure was matched during Day Two by a daughter of champion sire Written Tycoon.

We were also thrilled to purchase Lot 103, an Exceedance filly out of a half-sister to Manighar, whose Group 1 victories included the BMW Stakes, Australian Cup and Ranvet Stakes, out of Glenlogan Park’s consignment for A$100,000.

Lot 180 was out first youngster through the ring and the So You Think colt attracted a A$100,000 opening bid before Victorian trainer Danny O’Brien had the final say at A$350,000.

The colt is out of the German-bred Lawman mare Nessun Dorma, who is a half-sister to the G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly winner Now We Can and to German stakes winner New Harzburg.

Nessun Dorma’s unraced Tavistock three-year-old colt named Two Questions sold to Ciaron Maher for A$240,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale while her juvenile filly by Tavistock, also yet to step out, was bought by Mark Newnham at Karaka last year for $160,000.

The dam produced a son of Almanzor in 2022 before she visited Armory.

Tony Gollan knows all there is to know about Spirit Of Boom so it was no surprise to see him secure our daughter, Lot 299, of the stallion for A$300,000.

He trained the multiple Group 1-winning stallion and has subsequently enjoyed plenty of success with his progeny and we wish him all the best with this filly.

She is the first foal of the Pierro mare River Mist, who is a half-sister to the G2 Magic Night Stakes winner Willow Creek and notably the family of the G1 Champagne Stakes winner and sire Capitalist and the G1 New Zealand Derby winner Crown Prosecutor.

River Mist produced a filly by Hello Youmzain last season and is currently in foal to Sword Of State.

The Written Tycoon filly, Lot 243, boasted exceptional residual value and she will be heading to Cranbourne with expatriate New Zealand trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young and Group 1 Bloodstock the successful bidders.

The youngster is out of the unraced Encosta De Lago mare Pizazz and she is a sister to multiple stakes winner Order Of The Sun and to the dam of the G1 Diamond Stakes winner Summer Passage.

Pizzazz, whose Smart Missile two-year-old filly Kaboom Kaboom recently placed in her second outing, delivered a daughter of Farnan last season before she visited our own Hello Youmzain.

A daughter of Too Darn Hot from a well-performed international family caught the eye of Dynamic Syndications and they went to A$100,000 to secure the filly.

Her dam Phenetic is an English-bred mare by Zamindar and a half-sister to the French Group 3 winner Glaswegian, who was a multiple black-type placegetter in Hong Kong as Beauty Lead.

The pedigree page also features the G1 Prix de la Floret winner Etoile Montante, the G1 Churchill Downs Derby Distaff Stakes winner Obligatory and the G1 Dubai World Cup winner and G1 Hollywood Gold Cup winner Country Grammar.