Menu
Next Race Newspaper
Free Bets
My Account
Tracker

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

More Than Ready colt steals the show at National Yearling Sale

George Moore snaps up Tuesday's top lot for A$380,000

The More Than Ready colt who is a three-parts brother to Carry On Cutie
1 of 1

The exploits of Group 1-winning two-year-old The Mission transferred to the first day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Tuesday when a More Than Ready colt related to him topped the session at A$380,000.

Hong Kong-based bloodstock agent George Moore snapped up the three-parts brother to the Group 1 heroine Carry On Cutie - who is the dam of Champagne Stakes winner The Mission.

Moore said: "He's the stand out yearling of the sale. He's by More Than Ready who is the sire of Eagle Way, a recent Group 3 winner in Hong Kong for the stable. He comes with an outstanding page with the recent Group 1 winner The Mission in the second dam.

"The colt ticked all the boxes for what I was looking for."

Late in the session, a Fastnet Rock filly went the way of David Lucas on behalf of Dubai's Phoenix Thoroughbred for A$350,000. She is a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Fiveandahalfstar and the Group performer Worldplay.

The operation also snapped up Tyreel Stud's Hinchinbrook colt out of the Magic Albert mare Waterspell when they parted with A$280,000 to secure him.

Figures for the first session saw the aggregate post a 12 per cent improvement to A$8,561,000 from last year's figure of A$7,638,000 and the average rose 31 per cent to A$59,041 from A$45,195.

Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox said: "The competition on the quality lots was outstanding and as a result a number of good prices were attained which has given us a very healthy average.

"The clearance rate is a very disappointing 67 per cent which we will hope to improve on Wednesday with the vendors being more realistic for their less admired stock. We have worked hard to attract a large buying bench and we anticipate they will step into the market as opportunities arise."

He's the stand out yearling of the sale. He's by More Than Ready who is the sire of Eagle Way, a recent Group 3 winner in Hong Kong for the stable
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets