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More Than Ready filly tops Millions Monday

A BEAUTIFULLY-BRED daughter of champion sire More Than Ready topped the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on Monday when she was sold for A$190,000 (£125,000, €140,000) during the second session at the Gold Coast in Australia.

Brisbane-based horseman Danny Bougoure, best known through the exploits of formerstar racehorse Falvelon, was delighted to secure his first choice from the popular auction.

"She has a lot going for her," Bougoure said. "Others in the family had averaged about A$400,000 so she looks greatvalue.

"She has a great pedigree and she's a really lovely filly. Thankfully I had a client for her and I'm thrilled to be able to buy her. She is the most expensive horse I've purchased and after buying a colt by More Than Ready yesterday (for A$130,000) I'm very happy."

The filly is out of the Group-winning Bigstone mare Lady Mulan, making her a half-sister to six-time winner and black-type performer Absent Friends.

The top lot was offered by Willow Park - the vendors of the all-time Magic Millions most expensive lot, Princess Coup (A$3 million at the National Broodmare Sale).

A further eight lots today sold for A$100,000 or more, bringing the two-day sale total to 18 six-figure horses.

Hong Kong based agent Justin Bahen picked up two of the other big sellers on the day including the Haradasun-Classy Dane filly for A$175,000.

"There's an adjustment taking place in the market and we've seen that over recent days," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. "The clearance rate of 70 per cent, and even higher today, was pleasing in this climate."

"That is probably more an indication of vendors meeting the market rather than the market itself."

The third session of the sale is on Wednesday and it concludes on Wednesday with the National Racehorse Sale.





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