Magic Millions graduates headlined racing on Saturday with five stakes winners around the nation.
SIR MOMENTS kick started the winning afternoon when he scored a brilliant win in the LR Dalrello Stakes at Doomben. The Steven O’Dea trained two-year-old showed great acceleration to burst to the front and win with his ears pricked.
“I can’t wait to get him to longer races on the bigger track at Eagle Farm,” O’Dea said. “He will have his next start there in the LR The Phoenix (1400m) on Saturday week.”
Sir Moments (Choisir) was purchased by Jamie Walter’s Proven Thoroughbreds for $40,000 from Widden Stud at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions. He is the first winner for Zabeel mare Colourful Moments – a half sister to stakes winner Magsaya (Danehill Dancer).
MISSY LONGSTOCKING made it a running double for Magic Millions graduates at Doomben when she proved too strong in the LR Lancaster Stakes (1200m).
The Sequalo filly was a $7,500 bargain buy at the 2011 National weanling sale and has been an incredible money spinner owner Judith Clairs banking over $500,000.
Trainer Liam Birchley said Missy Longstocking would almost certainly back up next Saturday in the G2 Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm. Her dam Linyanti (Thunder Gulch) is related to G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Highpak.
DEAR DEMI showed she’s on track for a second classic with a narrow but impressive win in the G3 Doomben Roses. The Dehere filly notched a Group 1 first in the 2012 VRC Oaks.
A $130,000 graduate from the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions, Dear Demi is from unraced Zabeel mare Shirley. Second dam Merlene won a G1 Golden Slipper and also foaled South African G2 winner Merlene De Lago.
PLATINUM KINGDOM made it two Australian stakes victories in three runs when he cruised to victory in the G3 Fred Best Classic at Doomben.
The Kiwi raider had won the LR South Pacific Classic at the Sydney autumn carnival. A three time stakes winner in New Zealand, he returned to Queensland for the first time since selling as a foal for $62,500 at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale.
Platinum Kingdom (Magnus) will attempt to win more black-type in the G2 Queensland Guineas next month.
PLANET VOYAGE maintained the Magic Millions influence in Adelaide with a Listed victory in Manihi Classic at Morphettville. The Peter Moody trained sprinter was heavily backed following his last start win at Caulfield and he dug deep in the straight to deny local galloper Esprit De Bullet by a neck.
Planet Voyage (Exceed and Excel) made $190,000 when offered by Widden Stud at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions. His dam Pasikatera (Thunder Gulch) was a G3 winner of the AJC Breeders’ Classic.