Owners and trainers have begun inspections in advance of the Tasmanian Magic Millions on Thursday. Tasbreeders Executive Officer Nick Hay is on site at the Inveresk Showgrounds and offered the following comments about some of the standsouts on type among the 136 yearlings catalogued for the sale.
Charity All American colt (Lot 133) has been given plenty of publicity with half his proceeds being donated to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal. “A flashy individual with four white socks and big white blaze,” Hay declared. “He’s compact, upstanding and should be popular.”
Owner Catherine Hills has 9 yearlings at the Magic Millions and the Any Given Saturday filly (Lot 34) appears a likely type. “From Tasmanian Guineas winner Di’s Angel and oozes class. She looks a real Oaks type.”
A total of 29 lots from Armidale and the penultimate yearling through the ring is the Savoire Vivre filly out of Vickers (Lot 129). Out of a talented Flying Spur mare who won twice in Melbourne and her mainland gelding Luckyi’Mbarefoot has won twice at Sandown.
“Typical of the Savoire Vivre stock – big with plenty of scope. Should make a strong, staying filly as a three year-old.”
The Churchill Downs – Caralowe colt (Lot 18) is also rated highly by Hay. “He’s all quality and is a half-brother to Triple Asset who was the top two year-old down here a couple of years ago. She went across and won Group races in Melbourne and Adelaide.”
The highlight on type among Allan Howard’s 10 yearlings is the California Dane – Nevertrice filly (Lot 86). “Quality yearling and her older half-brother Omega Quest can give the pedigree another update on Wednesday night.”
Powerful colt from a family that has served Camoquhill so well for many years. By Swettenham sire Kaphero from Scenic mare Flower Garden (Lot 47) and is a half-brother to four winners including last month’s Devonport winner Keukenhof (Helike).
“Built like the proverbial brick outhouse,” Hay said from the Magic Millions sale-grounds on Tuesday. “Doc McLeod has bred numerous winners from the family and this one will definitely get up and run as a two year-old.”
Graeme McCulloch has the largest draft of 32 yearlings at the Magic Millions. Grenville champion West Quest (18) and Incumbent (19) have the most yearlings entered for the Launceston Sale.
The West Quest – Tatiba colt (Lot 123) is a three-quarter brother to LR Tasmanian Stakes winner Braequest. “A well-built athlete with an almost black coat like a lot of the West Quests.”
Ladoni colt (Lot 62) out of a mare from a prolific winning family. “Nice type and has thrown to the sire. He has that Danehill swagger.”
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The Incumbent – Scottattitude filly (Lot 110) is one of the stars of the sale and is a readymade two year-old according to Hay. “She’s a half-sister to Grand Tycoon who is unbeaten in five starts this season. Powerful hindquarter, lovely shoulder and looks a speed-ball.”
The Tasmanian Magic Millions online catalogue can be viewed here.