Brilliant sprinter, MAGNUS, has made a huge impact on the Gold Coast with his first crop of yearlings selling for six figures at today’s opening session of the Magic Millions.
Not surprisingly, it was champion trainer, Peter Moody, who won out on the flashy Magnus colt from Coniston Gem (Lot 78), paying $120,000 for the first foal of the Flemington Group winner.
Moody – who trained Magnus throughout his illustrious career has the added impetus that his unbeaten mare, Black Caviar, is out of a half sister to Magnus!
Immediately following the sale, Moody commented that the colt: “is a striking type … very much like his sire. Having looked at the Magnus’ up here and quite a few of his yearlings overall, it appears the acorn hasn’t fallen far from the tree.”
The only other Magnus colt to make an appearance on day one was yearling from Discretionary, a half sister to juvenile Group winners Doubting and Special Edition.
Entering the ring as Lot 124, the Magnus colt was eventually knocked down for $100,000 and he too will be heading back to Victoria and into the stables of another champion trainer in Lee Freedman.
Both Magnus yearlings were sold through the Eliza Park draft which will sell another of his colts, this one from the well bred Redoute’s Choice mare Obbligato, coming into the ring as Lot 385, the final lot of tomorrow’s session.
|MAGNUS colt from Coniston Gem : sold to Peter Moody for $120k.|