Average seven per cent ahead at Magic Millions
A HALF-BROTHER to dual Australian Group 1 winner Scenic Shot topped the third session of the Magic Millions PerthYearling Sale in Australia on Friday when selling to Victoria-based agent Damon Gabbedy for A$180,000 (£100,022/€115,836).
The son of Victoria Derby winner Blackfriars - himself a son of Danehill - was snapped up out of the Mungrup Stud consignment by Gabbedy on behalf of a local client.
"I thought he was the colt of the sale," said Gabbedy who signed under the banner of Belmont Bloodstock Agency. "And at the price I thought he wasgood value.
"He's a half brother to a horse who's won 15 races and A$2.5 million - you don't often get the chance to buy half relations to champions."
As well as Scenic Shot, the colt is also a half-brother to the Group 3-placed Flight Path. Their dam, Sweepshot, won five races and ran placed in the Group 3 WATC Hyperion Stakes.
Returns from the third session took the sale's aggregate to A$13,152,000 and average to A$41,229, seven per cent ahead of that recorded at the same point last year. The clearance rate is 78 per cent.