Star Zoustar filly Sunlight capped a week to remember for Aquis Farm and Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Julian Blaxland at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Sunlight’s owners banked over $1.20 million in prizemoney plus bonuses with a dazzling display to win the RL Magic Millions Classic (1200m). “We were in a bit of bother early but she used her natural speed to recover,” jockey Luke Currie explained. "Coming to the home turn, I knew it was just matter of how far.”
Blaxland and trainer Tony McEvoy bought Sunlight for $300,000 at the 2017 Gold Coast Magic Millions for a syndicate of ladies that includes Aquis Farm’s Loretta Fung.
McEvoy intends to give her a quick break in Queensland before being set for the G1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 24. “The job’s only half done. Now we will chase the Golden Slipper,” he said. “And why wouldn't we? She’s a very smart filly.”
McEvoy had purchased Sunlight’s younger full-sister for $600,000 last Thursday. Their dam Solar Charged (Charge Forward) resides at Widden Stud after a career that included Group 3 victories in Sydney and Melbourne.
Blue Sky Bloodstock bought 27 lots at the Magic Millions in conjunction with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott for $6.58 million. Topping that spend was a $700,000 I Am Invincible half-brother to Sepoy and Mulaazem.
Blaxland also outlaid $2.34 million for other clients with the most expensive a Fastnet Rock - Angel Bee (NZ) filly from Segenhoe Stud that made $360,000.
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