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,”
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.