Pinhook buys brother to Cover Girl

Pinhook Bloodstock’s Dave Mee (FBAA) has purchased one of the stars of the Magic Millions March Sale with a final bid of $130,000 for the full-brother to Group 1 winner Miss Cover Girl.

The Monashee Mountain – Tolart colt topped a list of five yearlings Mee bought in conjunction with Toowoomba trainer Tony Sears for a spend of $425,000 at the Gold Coast Sale.

Miss Cover Girl won last year’s G1 Tatt’s Tiara at Eagle Farm and her brother was a stand-out from Kenmore Lodge who sold the colt on behalf of Townsville breeder Kevin O’Keefe.

Tony Sears and Dave Mee with Magic Millions manager Claudette Luke

Tony Sears and Dave Mee with Magic Millions manager Claudette Luke

“James Dawson from Magic Millions reckons he was one of the colts of the sale,” Mee said.  “We aimed up and got some beauties and we’re looking forward the QTIS Bonus Race this time next year.”

Pinhook Bloodstock and Sears also bought colts by Falvelon & Jet Spur and fillies by Falvelon & Top Echelon.  Mee added a Show A Heart – Hey Blondie filly to the list for $55,000 on behalf of Alexandra Flemming.

Craig Rounsefell’s Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) signed for four lots headed by the Turffontein - Blessed Anna colt at $60,000.  He was a favourite among the 14 lots catalogued by Yarramalong Park.

The Seidnazar - Rippa Royale colt was a Boomer bargain from Warwick vendor Alexia Fraser.  He looks an early type for Bryan Guy and, being a brother to Brisbane sprinter-miler Royal Jester, was under the odds at $27,000.  So was the $25,000 Dane Shadow half-brother to Sydney Group 3 mare Holy Delicious for Grafton trainer Brenden Mackay?.

Rounsefell has stocked up for Perth trainer Lindsey Smith this year and another yearling heading west is the Wicked Style - Embellish filly that cost $30,000 from Oaklands Stud.

They teamed up to buy her older brother for $67,500 at last year’s March Sale.  Named Epic Grey, he sent them back for the sister on the strength of recent trial wins at Belmont and Lark Hill.

Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1988 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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