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Bluebloods : Magic Millions Preview
ROBYN WISE has rightly earned a reputation for first class preparation and presentation of major sales yearlings, and her staff will be kept busy at the Magic Millions with 26 well related youngsters due to go under the hammer at the Gold Coast. A striking dark colt by the in-form Lonhro is into the ring and he looks to be one of the highlights of Wise's group. Being sold as Lot 141, he is out of Comeinspina, a winning half-sister to the NZ Gr.3 winner Groundless Threats and from the family of the Gr.1 winners Zepherin and Timber Trader. With so many well-credentialed sons of Redoute's Choice standing at stud it is not surprising that there are several of his "grandchildren" at the Magic Millions. Wise's draft includes three fillies by Not A Single Doubt - a daughter of the city winner Dark Topaze (Lot 172), a three-quarter sister to the exciting Hong Kong purchase Dane Babylon from the prolific Snippets/ Forensics family (Lot 327) and a chestnut daughter of a half-sister to the Flight Stakes-Gr.1 winner Only A Lady (Lot 342). Progeny by another four of Redoute's Choice's sons are also of interest - a daughter of the Blue Diamond Stakes-Gr.1 winner Nadeem and the dual Group winner Alavana (Lot 699), a colt by the Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 victor Snitzel from the family of the Gr.3 sprinter Black Prince (Lot 728), a half-brother by the Magic Millions hero Bradbury's Luck to the Gr.3 winner Vietnam (Lot 829) and Lot 1232 a bay filly by Get Square-Moonstruck (by Shirley Heights). She is a half- sister to the city winner Admiral's Lady and to the dam of the promising stakes placed Viking Turf Belle from the family of the recent Breeders' Cup Mile-Gr.1 winner Goldikova. Redoute's Choice is, of course, a son of the influential Danehill and he has many great sire sons. Those with Gold Coast-bound yearlings in the Wise draft are Holy Roman Emperor, Strada, Dane Shadow, Hidden Dragon and Untouchable. Lot 355 is a bay filly by Holy Roman Emperor-Laya's Wonder (by Woodman). She is a grandaughter of the Nunthorpe Stakes-Gr.1 winner Lyric Fantasy from the family of the Gr.1 sprinters Royal Applause and In Command. Lot 727 ch c Untouchable-Canny Song (by Canny Lad): boasting a close up duplication of the wonderful broodmare Jesmond Lass, he is out of a half-sister to the Canterbury Guineas-Gr.1 winner Fine Society from the family of the champion stallion Grand Lodge. Lot 774 b c Untouchable-Gem of the West (by Mighty Avalanche): half-brother to the stakes placed multiple city winner West Express out of a Light Fingers Stakes-Gr.2 winner. Lot 928 ch f Strada-Petite Fille (by Kreisler): dam is a half-sister to the SA Oaks-Gr.1 winner Derobe and to the dam of the dual Gr.1-winning WFA star Pompeii Ruler. Lot 1112 blk f Dane Shadow-Davone Pheroz (by Sea Road): first foal of a mare from the family of the superstar Super Impose and the stakes winners Pheroz Jewel, Super Impressive, Mikki Street, Unrocel Saint, Furama Nights and Pleasantsundaygirl. Lot 1199 br c Hidden Dragon-Louise Louise (by Mendham): half- brother to the stakes placed prolific winner Hello Possums from the family of the Doomben 10,000-Gr.1 winner Gay Gauntlet. If you are after even more Danehill, then there are a couple more descendants of the super-stallion in Lot 800, a Jet Spur half-brother to the promising stakes placed Singapore galloper Handsome Jazz from the Merlene family and Lot 900, a grey Ferocity half-sister to the Listed winner Cyberiad out of a daughter of the Australasian Oaks-Gr.1 heroine Belle Chanson. Danehill's sire Danzig is also well represented with two sons of his reliably consistent grandson Beautiful Crown in Lot 612, a half-brother to the stakes placed city winner Spadanza and Lot 950, a brother to the nine times winner Sutton King. There is also a grey half- brother by Antonius Pius to Listed winning Macau sprinter Viva Pronto. Snippetson was represented by his first winner in mid-November and his progeny are in good stables across the country. Wise has two of his sons at the Magic Millions. They are Lot 794 b c Snippetson-Mihn (by Almaarad): son of a half-sister to the Doomben Cup-Gr.1 winner Mr Bureaucrat and the Gloaming Stakes-Gr.3 winner All Black Gold and Lot 913 b/br c Snippetson-Neways (by Arena): second foal of a half- sister to the multiple city winner De Rigueur from the family of the Caulfield champ Big Filou. Other well related members of the Robyn Wise Magic Millions draft are Lot 990 br f Nothing To Lose-Symposia (by Carnegie): half-sister to the three-times winner Arkansas Chugabug from the family of the European Gr.1 winners Hellenic, Islington, Greek Dance and Mountain High. Lot 993 b/br f Pure Theatre-Tamora (by Danehill): dam is a three-quarter sister to the Queensland Derby- Gr.1 winner Camerena (dam of the AJC Sires' Produce Stakes-Gr.1 winner Camarilla), from the prolific Jesmond Lass family of the big race winners Canny Lad and Canny Lass. Lot 1026 gr f Murphy's Blu Boy-Yarras (by Beautiful Crown): first foal of a city placed multiple winner from the family of the WA Gr.2 winner Deluxe Model and the Listed winner Lone Poet. Lot 1152 b c Southern Image-Groundless Threats (by Clay Hero): half-brother to the smart Hong Kong performer Fishking Excellent out of a Gr.3 winner from the family of the Gr.1 winners Zepherin, Timber Trader and La Mer. Lot 1154 b f Greenwood Lake-Heaven's Eyes (by Vain): half sister to the 18 times winner Langfibian out of a daughter of the Gr.2 mare Glory Girl, grandam of the speedy stakes winner British Lion. Lot 1175 b f Red Dazzler-Katiki (by Valiant Prospect): by a Gr.1 son of the late Red Ransom from the family of the Gr.1 winners Headturner and Winestock and the stakes winners Tasman Dancer, Danasar, Viennetta, Butterscotch, Kroner, Eire Hostess and Sukram. Lot 1179 br c Sequalo-Kiss An Angel (by Piccolo): brother to the promising city placed Sequalo Revenge and the lightly raced but talented two year-old Hidden Kisses. December 2009 22 MAGIC MILLIONS SALE PREVIEW WISE JUDGES wouldn't miss this draft Nadeem (Redoute's Choice-Candide (NZ) by Sound Reason (CAN)) M.K.
Karaka 2010 Yearling Sale Preview