Pin-hook pay-day at Morphettville

Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA) pin-hooked two foals at the 2015 Magic Millions National Sale and the cheaper of the pair made a winning debut at Morphettville on Saturday.

Phelps Glory (All American) was a $15,000 buy for Adrian Hancock on the Gold Coast prior to changing hands again when Dalziel Racing bid $62,500 at this year’s Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

He tailed Lindsay Park youngster Diaochan and then took over in the straight to score by a long neck in the UBET Plate (1000m).  “I thought he would run early,” trainer Phillip Stokes declared.  “I saw him down at Mill Park before the yearling sale and he looked a well-reared, strong, good-walking colt.  He was an early foal with a good pedigree and I reckoned he was great value at that price.”

GRAND VITESSE Stratum filly with French jockey Johan Victoire at Randwick Photo: Amanda Wood / Need For Steed

GRAND VITESSE
Stratum filly with French jockey Johan Victoire at Randwick
Photo: Amanda Wood / Need For Steed

Phelps Glory was bred by GSA Bloodstock’s Jonathon Munz and is the first foal of a sister to Moonee Valley Group 2 winner Rekindled Interest.

Hancock’s other buy at the 2015 Magic Millions National Sale was a $75,000 Stratum filly whose value increased to $130,000 back at the Gold Coast in January.

Purchased by Gai Waterhouse, she was bred by Kambula Stud and is from a NZ-bred half-sister to G2 Matriarch Stakes winner Bird Of Fire.  The filly has been named Grand Vitesse by a First Light Racing syndicate and she’s currently in work at Randwick.

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.

The list of FBAA members can be found here.