More Than Ready colt tops Adelaide Day 1

A colt by More Than Ready (USA) topped Tuesday’s Session One section of the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville. Offered by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud the colt was knocked down to¬†Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Victorian based client, for $135,000.

Catalogued as lot 105, the brown colt is a half brother to the Tokyo City Cup winner Zauberin and is from a Sydney performed Danehill daughter of Skating.

Flemington-based trainer Mark Kavanagh purchased the second top priced lot of the day, a filly by Snitzel for $130,000. The Mill Park offering is from a Melbourne performed Umatilla full sister to Songs of Vienna (dam of City of Song) and half sister to Winterbottom Stakes winner Hadabeclorka.

Two other lots sold for six figure amounts – an O’Reilly colt for $105,000 to Victoria’s Kym Hann and a Testa Rossa filly for $100,000 to Perth’s Simon Miller.

Over $5.33 million was traded on 153 lots sold during today’s session at an average price of $34,843.

“There was a strong buying bench on hand and they were particularly strong on the quality lots when they were offered,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said.¬†”It was nice to see buyers from Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and New Zealand as well as from many states around Australia.”

The second session of the sale will be held at the complex from 11am (SA time) today.

TOP LOTS – $Price / Breeding / Vendor / Purchaser

$135,000 C  More Than Ready РZali.  Baramul Stud / Buyer: Magic Millions as agent (Vic)

$130,000 F Snitzel РStarts With A Kiss.  Mill Park (As Agent) / Mark Kavanagh Racing (Vic)

$105,000 C O’Reilly – Bold Moment. ¬†Mill Park (As Agent) / Kym Hann (Vic)

$100,000 F Testa Rossa РSkye Gold.  Rosden Park (As Agent) / Aquanita Racing (WA)

$95,000 C Hussonet – Galena Manor. ¬†Swettenham Stud (As Agent) / Prime T’breds (Vic)

$95,000 C Testa Rossa РBislieri.  Baramul Stud / Magic Millions as agent (NSW)

$90,000 C New Approach РSouthern Rose.  Mill Park (As Agent) / Leon Macdonald (SA)

$85,000 C Testa Rossa-La Goulue.   Murrulla Stud (As Agent) / Gary Portelli Racing (NSW)

$85,000 C Dylan Thomas РConcluding.   Meadowbrook Park (As Agent) / Franlione Pty Ltd (SA)

SALE STATISTICS (2011 in brackets)

Lots Catalogued: 226 (225)

Lots Sold: 153 (168)

Lots Withdrawn: 20 (23)

Lots Passed In: 53 (34)

Average Price: $34,843 ($34,095)

Sale Aggregate: $5,331,000 ($5,728,000)

Top Price: $135,000 ($210,000)

Sold %: 74 (82)

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