Adelaide Magic Millions 2017

All Too Hard Colt Tops Book One in Adelaide
After swooping on one of the two top sellers last night,
the powerful Macdonald Gluyas stable was back in force at
Morphettville today to buy the overall top seller of Book One
at the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.

Hall of Fame horseman Leon Macdonald bid to $190,000
to secure the highly admired All Too Hard-Lady Paget colt
from Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud.

Like he did last night Macdonald outlasted Gary Moore to secure
the colt after a frenzied bidding battle.

The colt is the second foal of the twice winning Testa Rossa mare
Lady Paget, a half sister to Adelaide Yearling Sale Group One
winning graduate Casino Prince and four other stakes performers.

“He’s a lovely colt,” a delighted Leon Macdonald said.
“I bought the two colts I wanted – the Stratum and this bloke,
I thought they were as good as any colts on the complex.”

“I’ve never had one (by All Too Hard) but I know Johnny Hawkes
has great faith in him and he doesn’t do a bad job with a horse,”
Macdonald added.

Leading Sydney trainer Gary Moore rebounded after missing out
on the $190,000 All Too Hard colt and $170,000 Stratum colt to
strike with the day’s second top seller.

That colt, by former dual Cox Plate winner So You Think, was
purchased by Moore for $155,000 from the draft of Bowness Stud.

Consigned as lot 286 the good looking brown colt is the sixth foal
of the winning Danehill mare Starspangled – a daughter of five time
Group One winner User Friendly.

“He’s coming off a great stud farm,” Moore said. “So You Think is
doing the job at stud – I really love So You Think.”

“His second dam is User Friendly who was racing at the same time
as when I was riding in France.”

“It’s a beautifully balanced pedigree – he might be my first
Derby winner,” Moore added.


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