Eagle soars over Moonee Valley

Sino Eagle has posted another update for Raheen Stud ahead of the Gold Coast Magic Millions March Sale.

The lightly-raced mare was racing second-up and she knuckled down to nail a tight finish to the Sportingbet Best Tote Plus Hcp (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.  The win improved her record to 4 wins in 9 starts for prizemoney of $115,000.

She has a Red Element half-sister catalogued by Raheen as Lot 138 at the Magic Millions yearling sale on March 17.

Sino Eagle (4m Casino Prince – Vermont Eagle by Octagonal) is raced by a Vermont Football Club syndicate which is based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.  She had won her first two starts at Benalla and Sandown in February 2013 and followed up with another victory in the Winning Edge Cup at Caulfield.

Restricted to just four starts in the last year, Sino Eagle stripped much fitter on Saturday after a long-head second to Songspur at Cranbourne last month.

“She’s a tough mare and it was a good effort tonight,” winning jockey Jackie Beriman said.  “The speed was on so I elected to settle off the pace.  She travelled nicely around the corner and then just kept giving and giving in the straight.”

The Vermont syndicate leased her dam off Raheen Stud and then bought her Casino Prince filly off owners Basil and Di Nolan for $30,000 after she was passed-in as a yearling.

Raheen’s consignment of 31 lots for the Magic Millions March Sale is dominated by resident sire Captain Sonador.  The Group 1 winning son of Shamardal had his first yearlings sell to $75,000 at the Gold Coast in January.