Lauriston’s likely candidate for Magic Millions Classic

Mornington trainer Jason Warren has a likely candidate for next year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic after pin-pointing a racy Snitzel filly from Lauriston Thoroughbreds at the Gold Coast on Thursday.

“She was value considering what some of the other Snitzels are selling for this week,” Warren said.  “It’s been hard to get a good one at the right price so we’re very happy to send her home for $170,000.”

The Snitzel – Five Star Belle filly is the first foal of a half-sister to G1 QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Aragen and Perth stakes winner Cavallo Pazzo.  “She’s a stunning filly and looks a two year-old type,” Warren added.  “There’s been plenty of hype around the first season sires but I will take her any day.”

Warren’s partner Belinda Palmer will syndicate the filly among a group of ladies so she’s eligible for an extra bonus next year.

Lauriston Thoroughbreds returned to the Gold Coast for the first time in several years.  “We were lucky enough to buy Gold Edition here and she won the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy,” Lauriston Thoroughbreds operations manager James O’Brien said.  “The atmosphere is terrific and all our yearlings have been nominated for Super VOBIS.”

The Corinella-based farm also sold two colts to Danny O’Brien on Thursday and Friday.  The first was another Snitzel from In The Mix (Easy Rocking) for $65,000and the second was a Sebring out of Rhodamine (Success Express) that made $125,000.

The final Lauriston lot was a Star Witness – Spectacula filly purchased for $65,000 by James Bester on behalf of the It’s All About The Girls Syndicate.

Timely Truce completed a winning week for the O’Brien family at Cranbourne on Friday night.  The Brief Truce gelding was racing first-up after almost a year on the sidelines and he benefited from a perfect ride by Jye McNeil.

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Jason Warren and his Snitzel filly with Belinda Palmer and Lauriston’s Brooke Verway-Mitchell
Photo / Sharon Chapman