Exciting colt Charles In Charge began a roller-coaster ride for Vinery in Adelaide on Monday.
Charles In Charge (2c Myboycharlie – Gloravega by Honour and Glory) started an odds-on favourite in the Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the precocious colt lived up to his name by controlling the race from the outset.
Jumping straight to the lead for jockey Craig Williams, the Anthony Freedman trained youngster highballed in front and had enough in reserve to defeat stablemates The Voice (Northern Meteor) and Tikitour (Dane Shadow).
Freedman bought Charles In Charge for $50,000 at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions and he qualified for the Morphettville race after a sparkling debut at Sandown last month.
The Adelaide result helped Vinery freshman Myboycharlie climb to fifth on the Australian first-season premiership with earnings of $222,270. His initial crop also includes brilliant New Zealand winner Charlestown.
Later in the day, Vinery sire Mossman came up a half-length short when his gelding Waratone was run down in the G2 Adelaide Cup. “Oh, it was so near, but so far,” trainer Kylie Huxtable said. “I thought we were home, but he’s done such a good job and he’s only a four year-old so we will get another chance.”
Vinery champion Testa Rossa topped trade at the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sales on Monday evening with a colt that made $100,000.
The session-topper was presented by Baramul Stud and was purchased by leading trainer David Jolly. The chestnut is from Rose Of Pania (Redoute’s Choice), an unraced sister to Group 1 winning mare Lotteria.
– Karl Patterson