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More Than Ready colt tops day one of Adelaide

A COLT by champion sire More Than Ready topped session one of the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville in Australia on Tuesday.

Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Victorian-based client, went to A$135,000 (£90,016/€108183) to secure the youngster from the draft of Baramul Stud.

The brown coltis a half brother to the Tokyo City Cup winner Zauberin and is from a Sydney performed Danehill daughter of Group 1 winner Skating.

He is a member of the same black-type family as Juste Momente, Murtajill and Bradbury's Luck.

Leading Melbourne trainer Mark Kavanagh, who has tasted great success with previous Adelaide Sale graduates, purchased the second top priced lot of the day, a filly by Snitzel for A$130,000.

The filly is from a Melbourne performed Umatilla full sister to Songs Of Vienna, the dam of City Of Song, and is a half sister to Winterbottom Stakes winner Hadabeclorka.

Two other lots sold made six figures - an O'Reilly colt for A$105,000 to Victoria's Kym Hann anda Testa Rossa filly for A$100,000 to Perth trainer Simon Miller.

A new buyer was young Mark Kavanagh's son and new Morphettville trainer Sam Kavanagh.

He signed for four yearlings ranging in price from A$8000 to A$80,000.

There was strong international interest with four yearlings sold to Malaysia, two to New Zealand, two to Macau and nine to Singapore.

Over A$5.33 million was traded on 153 lots sold at an increased average price of A$34,843 (£23,229/€27,919) on a clearance rate of 74 percent.

"There was a strong buying bench and they were particularly strong on the quality lots," 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."

"Those buyers are well and truly aware of the value that is on offer at this auction and they return each and every year."

 

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