Touchstone Farm is gearing up for a busy Perth Magic Millions with 25 lots coming up to Belmont Park this month.
Resident sire Flying Pegasus boosted the prospects of his yearlings when First Flight won the Happy Birthday Leo Je Gallop Hcp (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. It was the gelding’s third win in his six starts for trainer Justin Warwick.
First Flight (5g Flying Pegasus – Apheta by Galileo) is a homebred for Jim Anderson and he defeated stablemate Amarana by three-quarters of a length. “I’ve got a good opinion of him and, hopefully, he will run through the grades,” Warwick said. “His mind wasn’t on the job and Paul (Harvey) said to add blinkers. It’s made a big difference.”
Flying Pegasus has 10 yearlings entered for the Magic Millions including three from Touchstone. The North Dandalup nursery has another 13 first-crop yearling by its USA bred sprinter Planet Five.
Planet Five (Storm Cat) was a Group 2 winner of the Prix du Gros Chene (1000m) at Chantilly and his first foals were popular at the 2013 Perth Magic Millions Autumn Sale. His weanling colt from the once raced Galileo mare Casual Glance made $20,000.
The Planet Five – Casual Glance colt has been pin-hooked and will parade as Lot 236 at Belmont on February 19. Touchstone will offer him as agent for Chris Streat.