Realing fell by the wayside before this year’s G1 Queensland Derby but there could be a belated reward for connections at the Magic Millions next month.
His last-start victory in the Monster UBET Hcp (1600m) at Doomben had trainer Matt Dunn looking ahead to the Gold Coast on January 13. “He just didn’t get the distance to go on to the Derby,” Dunn said. “Now we will see if he can get into the ($1 million) QTIS Magic Millions.”
Realing (Real Saga) was a $46,000 buy for Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Dave Mee and syndicate manager Dave Giesemann at the 2015 Magic Millions QTIS Sale. He had been knocking on the door with two placings at Rosehill before returning to Doomben where he had won a maiden this time last year.
Pinhook graduate Ardoyne Road won’t be heading to the Gold Coast despite a brilliant debut win at Doomben earlier this month. She will be spelled and will bypass the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
“We have a big opinion of the filly but won’t be rushing her in the summer heat,” trainer Tony Sears said. “Some people might think that’s a silly thing to say about a $2 million race but we’re keeping our options open for the ($3.50 million) Golden Slipper in March.”
Ardoyne Road (Top Echelon) was a $70,000 buy for Pinhook and Sears acting on behalf of owner Andrea Tjoeng. She’s a half-sister to Rockhampton flyer Paradis Imperial from the extended family of Golden Slipper winner Belle Du Jour.
Poet’s Advocate is another in-form Pinhook buy after wins at Hawkesbury and Wyong for trainer Scott Singleton. He bowled along in both races and is on a hat-trick for a syndicate managed by long-time stable client David Lopez.
Pinhook and Singleton purchased the son of Poet's Voice for just $14,000 at the 2015 Inglis Classic Sale and that was money well spent. His dam Roseville (Yallah Prince) won a LR Angst Stakes at Randwick for Gai Waterhouse and she had already foaled Sydney winners Rubirose and Schibello.
In Hong Kong, Pinhook private purchase Crown Avenue won his third race this year when coming from last in the Centenary Cup (1800m) at Happy Valley last Wednesday.
Crown Avenue (Hard Spun) had won on debut at Pakenham in February 2016 when racing as Prince Of Spin for Lindsay Park. He’s gone right on with the job since being exported and has earned the equivalent of AUD 270,785 to date for clients of trainer Dennis Yip.
A Pinhook pinhook paid dividends at last month’s NZB 2YO Sale when the only Dawn Approach colt at Karaka made $120,000 to the bid of Kiwi trainer Donna Logan. A half-brother to Brisbane winner Gojo Mimo, he had been purchased for $27,500 at this year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale in March.
Mee will be on another winner when the Hallowed Crown – Come Sunday colt (Lot 329) parades at the Inglis Classic yearling sale on Sunday, February 11. To be offered by Barador Stud (as agent), he is a half-brother to G1 Victoria Derby winner Ace High.
The Hallowed Crown colt was pin hooked for just $2,000 as a foal at the Magic Millions National Sale in May when Ace High was still a maiden – albeit just a month after he finished fourth in the G1 Champagne Stakes at Randwick.
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