Magic Millions launches Master Of Design

Swettenham Stud stallion Master Of Design has his first yearlings catalogued for the Gold Coast Magic Millions this week and first to parade is the colt from winning Zabeel mare Parnissius.

Catalogued as Lot 505 on Friday, he is being offered by Newgate Farm as agent for Morning Rise Stud.  “He’s big, correct and an all-round good type,” Morning Rise manager Darren Godfrey said.  “He has co-operated and done everything right since Day 1.”

Parnissius is a half-sister to the dam of Perth stakes winner Single Spice.  Second-dam Zafair (Zafonic) is a sister to Group 1 racehorse and sire Trade Fair.

Morning Rise owner Robert McClure continues to upgrade his broodmare portfolio on the Mornington peninsula with the likes of Group 1 winning mares Yosei (Invincible Spirit) and Anabandana (Anabaa).

He bred Parnissius back to Master Of Design and she foaled another colt in October.

Master Of Design is a splendid specimen by Redoute’s Choice and was a $2.10 million Inglis Easter yearling sale graduate.  He retired to Swettenham after winning the Group 1 T J Smith (1200m) at Randwick for Australian Bloodstock’s Jamie Lovett and Luke Murrell.

Lovett has entered a Master Of Design colt from Miracle Magic (Lot 819) for the Magic Millions on Sunday.  The dam won at Canterbury and is a direct descendant of Swettenham’s G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Midnight Fever.

“We sent five mares to Master of Design and the colt from Miracle Magic was the first one foaled at Swettenham,” Lovett explained.  “He was raised at Ellalong Farm and Brian Nutt is pleased with the way he’s prepped at Attunga Stud.”

Master Of Design covered 141 mares in his first book and he has another 19 yearlings entered for the Inglis Melbourne Premier in March.

Among the highlights is a half-brother to Group 1 star Trust In A Gust (Lot 546) and a half-sister to Fast Cash (Lot 566) who won the $180,000 VOBIS Gold Carat at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Swettenham sire wins the G1 T J Smith at Randwick