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Bluebloods : Magic Millions Preview
WE have a focused goal, to breed the best," that's the motto at Moranjee Thoroughbreds. It's straight to the point and with this aim staff at the property south of Beaudesert are focused on giving their young horses "the right start to life". This is indicated in the name of the property, "Moranjee", a word drawn from the original custodians of this nation, meaning "a peaceful place". There won't be much peace at the Magic Millions at the Gold Coast in January, rather excitement and anticipation. Especially as Moranjee is presenting six well grown youngsters by proven sires and from good families, starting off with Lot 779, a bay or brown colt by Danzero and from Grand Geisha (by Shinko Forest). Bred on a 3mx4m cross of Danzig and by a proven Gr.1 stallion, he is out of a lightly raced half-sister to the speedy Listed winner Empower and from the family of the US Gr.1-winning juvenile Dawn of War. Another feature of his pedigree is a cross of two close relations in His Majesty and Majestic Prince - allowing for the duplication of the excellent mare Boudoir II. Lot 930 br/gr c Bradbury's Luck-Phantasmic (by Jeune): young sire has made an encouraging start and this fellow is a son of a twice-winning half-sister to the Listed winning two year-old Golden Pedigree and sister to the stakes placed dual city winner Jeune's Fantasy. Hailing from the family of the South African Gr.1 winner Strategic News and boasting five crosses of Northern Dancer, he is a descendant of one of the great broodmares in Somethingroyal, dam of Secretariat and Sir Gaylord. Lot 970 b/br f Falvelon-Skydancing (by Danehill Dancer): her sire is proving a consistent source of winners and her dam is a dual sprint winner from the family of the tough stakes winners Falcon Walk, Sister Shirley, Vanquished, Mirth, Party Mood, Potential Star and Battle Law. Lot 1059 b c Bradbury's Luck-Base Rate (by Bluebird): bred on the successful Danehill/ Kaoru Star cross, he is out of an unraced half-sister to five winners from the family of the five times Gr.1 winner Tristarc. Lot 1095 b c Strategic-Classic Dom (by Commands): by one of Australia's most reliable stallions, he is bred on a 3fx5m cross of Luskin Star. Grandson of the pacey McDougall Stakes-LR winner All Classic, whose dam Rory's Classic won the same race. There is also a bit of stamina in this family, another member being the Tasmanian Derby-Gr.3 winner Party Boy. Lot 1181 ch c Jet Spur-Kylie Girl (by Octagonal): his good looking sire has hit the ground running and his dam is a winning half-sister to the Black Opal Stakes-Gr.3 winner Fraud. Boasts three crosses of Northern Dancer and two of Star Kingdom, via the brothers Biscay and Tattenham (hence a 5mx5m cross of the fine mare Magic Symbol). December 2009 20 MAGIC MILLIONS SALE PREVIEW 'RIGHT START TO LIFE' helps Moranjee achieve goal " Strategic (Zeditave-Sudden Impulse by Luskin Star)
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