GINGIN trainer Ashley Maley hopes to have made an astute buy with a brown colt from Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing at the Magic Millions Swan Valley sale this week.
Maley paid $42,500 for the Awesome Rock and Lucky Ana colt.
“He’s very well related,’’ he said.
“His mother is half-sister to Estelle Collection the dam of Lankan Rupee.
“Her first foal that has raced is Dig Deep who won a Karrakatta Plate.
“This one certainly looks more like a two-year-old type than Dig Deep.
“He looks like an early runner so we’ll probably be looking to go down the two-year-old path with him.
“Hopefully we’ve got in at the right time with the Awesome Rocks’ (progeny).’’
Sue Olive from Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing said the Lucky Ana colt was a very nice colt.
“He is not your typical big colt, which is what the mare produced in her first foal,’’ she said. “But he certainly makes up in attitude.
“He is a rough robust type of colt, handled his work with no problems, which makes us think he will get over a bit of ground.
“He is not a nasty colt but does know what he wants.
“We couldn’t be happier with Ashley Maley buying him, he has gone to a good trainer who will get the best out of him.’’
The Gingin-based stud also sold an Awesome Rock and Zadar Miss colt for $36,000 to Bullsbrook trainer Jim Taylor.
Another of the stud’s Awesome Rock progeny a Kezzabelle colt at $85,000 was one of the top sellers on day two – it was bought by Baystone Farm-Malua Bloodstock.
One of Muchea-based Scenic Lodge’s sales during the two-day Magic Millions sale in the Swan Valley included a Blackfriars and Timesin colt sold for $85,000 to Adam Durrant, who was the leading buyer on day one with more than $1 million invested on 15 sales.
The colt’s dam Timesin is sister to Keytomoney and New Time and three-quarter sister to Barakey and Ifestio (dam of Magnifisio).
Magic Millions managing director Barry Bowditch said the overall gross was $13m up from $9.5m last year.