It’s A Breeze…

Always an exciting source of talent, the upcoming Magic Millions 2YOs In Training Sale contains a host of colts by Aquis’ stallions which are sure to prove popular with discerning buyers.

Consigned through the Gippsland Bloodstock draft, one colt that has already highlighted himself is Lot 215, a son of Gr.1-producing sire Needs Further out of the unraced Bon Hoffa half-sister to the dams of Listed winner Galvanized and the Gr.2 winner La Bella Dame, who is in turn the dam of stakes winners Damselfy and Le Bonsir.

Breezing up in a solid time of 10.66 on October 9 at Seymour, the colt then had a jump out at Pakenham on October 14 (below), and it appeared he was simply too fast for the cameraman, who didn’t appear to notice him all the way in front.

Another to have their breeze up at Seymour was the Nolen Racing-consigned Lot 42, a bay colt from the first crop of Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas winner Divine Prophet.

Out of the four-time-winning Holy Roman Emperor mare Richenza, a half-sister to the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna and to the dam of Gr.3 Red Anchor Stakes winner Eptimum, the colt is one of three catalogued by Divine Prophet in the sale.

With his first crop building momentum, Divine Prophet has already been represented by some very nice trial performers including the Team Rogerson’s Te Poropiti in New Zealand, as well as Encyclopedia, Mystic Aroma and Ezekeil.

Clare Park Thoroughbreds will consign the remaining two Divine Prophet colts in the sale with Lot 61 being out of a Pins half-sister to stakes winner Kekiva and Rapid Kay, while Lot 163 is out of a half-sister to More Than Ready’s stakes performer Delusion

With the final sets of breeze ups set to be conducted at the Gold Coast Turf Club on November 6 and 10, this is a sale not to be missed, with previous graduates including last season’s Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap winner Tyzone, as well as carnival stakes winners Victorem, The Candy Man and Krone, while the Singapore Derby was taken out by Top Knight, another graduate of the sale.

Further Success

Three recent, and exciting winners for Encosta de Lago’s Gr.1-producing son Needs Further continues to highlight his outstanding winner to runner ratio, a figure that places him up with those inside the top ten on the Australian General Sires’ Table.

The Dale Short-trained Far Enough commenced Needs Further’s sequence of wins, recording an impressive debut victory over 1000m at Bendigo.

Starting the race favourite off the back of a pleasing barrier trial effort, jockey Damien Oliver allowed the 3yo gelding to find his feet early, before challenge on the home turn, and although it took a while to get the upper hand, the race experience gained from the win will aid in the mental and physical improvement of Far Enough.

Two days later, the well-bred Emerald Crown, a full-sister to Gr.1 Australian Guineas winner Mystic Journey recorded her second victory from her last three starts with a dominant display over 1400m at Ballarat.

Starting the race favourite in the eight horse field, the Nigel Blackiston-trained mare asserted her authority in the run home to win, eased down, by just over a length with Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michael Rodd in the saddle.

The very next day saw Orange Roughie improve off a two length win over 1350m at Devonport, to record back to back wins, scorching away from the field for a super impressive eight length win over 1420m at Launceston.

Standing for $13,750 (inc. GST) this season at Aquis Seymour, one of the many exciting factors for Needs Further’s popularity is that the success he is currently experiencing on the track is from the earlier, smaller books of mares he covered, and off the back of their success, he has since covered larger books of high quality mares.

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