More Than Ready reigns at Adelaide Magic Millions

Vinery champion More Than Ready topped Day 1 at the Adelaide Magic Millions with a Baramul Stud colt that made $135,000.

Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Victorian based client, paid Tuesday’s top price for the impeccably bred youngster that was catalogued as Lot 105. The brown colt is from Zali, a a Sydney performed Danehill daughter of Skating. He is a half brother to LR Tokyo City Cup winner Zauberin.

Leading Melbourne based trainer Mark Kavanagh has tasted great success with previous Adelaide Sale graduates and he purchased the second top priced lot of the day, a filly by Snitzel for $130,000. The Mill Park graduate is from a Melbourne performed Umatilla sister to Songs of Vienna (dam of City of Song) and half sister to Winterbottom Stakes winner Hadabeclorka.

Two other lots made six figurea – an O’Reilly colt for $105,000 to Victoria’s Kym Hann and a Testa Rossa filly for $100,000 to Perth’s Simon Miller. One of the new buyers this year was Morphettville horseman Sam Kavanagh – he signed for four yearlings ranging in price from $8,000 to $80,000.

Over $5.33 million was traded on 153 lots and the average increased 3% to $34,843. The clearance rate dipped 8 points to 74%. There was strong international interest with four yearlings sold to Malaysia, two to New Zealand, two to Macau and nine to Singapore.

“There was a strong buying bench on hand and they were particularly strong on the quality lots when they were offered,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. “Hopefully we are able to sell some more of the passed in lots and push that clearance rate higher.”

The Adelaide Magic Millions continues with the Day 2 session from 11am (SA time) on Wednesday.

TOP SELLERS

$135,000 – More Than Ready-Zali colt
Vendor: Baramul Stud / Buyer: Magic Millions as agent (Vic)

$130,000 – Snitzel-Starts With a Kiss filly
Mill Park (As Agent) / Mark Kavanagh Racing (Vic)

$105,000 – O’Reilly-Bold Moment colt
Mill Park (As Agent) / Kym Hann (Vic)

$100,000 – Testa Rossa-Skye Gold filly
Rosden Park (As Agent) / Aquanita Racing (WA)

$95,000 – Hussonet-Galena Manor colt
Swettenham Stud (As Agent for Yarradale Stud) / Prime T’breds (Vic)

$95,000 – Testa Rossa-Bislieri colt
Baramul Stud / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$90,000 – New Approach-Southern Rose colt
Mill Park (As Agent) / Leon Macdonald (SA)

$85,000 – Testa Rossa-La Goulue colt
Murrulla Stud (As Agent for Raheen Stud) / Gary Portelli Racing (NSW)

$85,000 – Dylan Thomas-Concluding colt
Meadowbrook Park (As Agent) / Franlione Pty Ltd (SA)