Vinery update for Magic Millions

Vinery has received another update for its Hussonet – Lotteria colt being offered on the first day of the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale.

Catalogued as Lot 92, the chestnut is one of the stars of the opening session on January 11 and his close relation Maranello can add another dimension to the family’s pedigree page in Singapore.

Maranello (3g Testa Rossa – Rose Reward by Sir Tristram) broke through for his first win at Kranji on Sunday and trainer Michael Freedman is confident he has another bright prospect for the future.  “I’ve really liked him from day one,” Freedman said.  “He’s had stayer written all over him right from the start.

Maranello blitzed an Initiation Stakes field over 1600m by nearly five lengths at Kranji.  He settled in the back half of the field before streaking away from the opposition in the straight.  “I knew we wouldn’t see the best of him until he stepped up to the mile,” Freedman added.  “Even though he’s by Testa Rossa, he’s out of a Sir Tristram half-sister to Lotteria!”

Freedman bought Maranello for $140,000 from Baramul Stud’s draft at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He is the fifth winner for Rose Reward who won twice in Sydney and was also third home in the 1993 G1 Thousand Guineas when he filled out a quartet that included Arborea, Kapchat and Tristalove.

Rose Reward’s best runner to date has been the Gai Waterhourse trained mare Lotteria.  Gerry Harvey bred Lotteria and raced her with David Smorgon and Korean businessman, K. T. Nam.  She was a G1 winner in Sydney and Melbourne and was runner-up to Makybe Diva in a memorable 2005 Cox Plate.

Vinery’s Magic Millions colt is also a half-brother to Rose of Sharon (Encosta de Lago) who earned a G1 rating of her own when placed in the 2007 Queensland Oaks.

Lot 92 at the Magic Millions is by champion sire Hussonet who is enjoying a new-season revival since Arrowfield relocated him to Sam Hayes at Cornerstone Stud earlier this year.

Vinery is offering the colt on behalf of Harvey.  Rose Reward has missed for the last two years but the Baramul boss welcomed another Lotteria foal into the world last week when she delivered a filly by Vinery champion More Than Ready.