Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA) weighed in with a winning bid for a Real Saga yearling at last year’s Magic Millions QTIS Sale.
Subsequently named Realing, he looked the real deal with a potent kick to claim the Hamilton Hotel Maiden Plate (1350m) at Doomben on Wednesday. Punters rallied to support the Matthew Dunn-trained galloper but he didn’t look an odds-on favourite when spotting the leaders around 8 lengths at the half-mile.
“That was a nice effort to come from where he was early on,” Dunn declared. “He’s a horse with a future, maybe not this prep, but there’s plenty of upside.”
Realing (3g Real Saga - Ever After by Volksraad) was purchased by Pinhook Bloodstock’s Dave Mee in association with owner Dave Giesemann for $46,000 at the Gold Coast. He’s a younger half-brother to minor winners by Dehere and Show a Heart.
Unraced at two, he put the writing on the wall with a debut third at Eagle Farm on November 1.
Realing nailed long-time leader Eastern Paradise second-up at Doomben. The runner-up was purchased as a foal by Randwick Bloodstock Agency (FBAA) at the 2014 Inglis Weanling Sale.
Meanwhile, Pinhook Bloodstock buy Bottarga is heading for a hat-trick after making it two-from-two at Toowoomba on November 18. A son of Falvelon, he was knocked down for $20,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale and that was good buying for a half-brother to several city winners.
Their dam Caterina (Danehill) won in Sydney and Brisbane and she is a half-sister to True Jewels (G1 Blue Diamond Stakes).
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1998 to maintain, improve and develop the standards, status and services of bloodstock agents throughout Australia. Its members operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are bound by the strict Industry Code of Conduct.
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