Magic Millions HIT Sale standouts at Seymour

Colts by Magic Albert and Ready’s Image dominated the Magic Millions HIT Sale trials at Seymour on Wednesday.

The precocious pair were the standouts among the 88 breeze-up times released by Magic Millions.

Magic Albert’s colt from Dance Maiden (Lot 92) flew over 200 metres in 10.28 seconds and the Ready’s Image – Stage Revue colt (Lot 333) was just as impressive clocking 10.29 seconds.

Next best at the Victorian provincial course was a Danehill Express filly who was timed at 10.46s.  The 2012 Magic Millions Horses in Training Sale is scheduled for October 31 and November 1 at the Gold Coast.

Yarraman Park based Magic Albert is a proven sire of stake winners and Lincoln Farm freshman Ready’s Image has signalled he could be the next sprinting stallion to emerge from the Hunter Valley.

Ready’s Image shuttles from Walmac Farm in Kentucky to Lincoln Farm which is situated just north of Scone.  He is a G2 winning son of More Than Ready and has already sired five first-crop winners in the USA this year.

The Ready’s Image flyer has been catalogued by Laceby Lodge and studmaster Mike Gibson said the colt is a very exciting prospect.  “He was nowhere near flat-out at Seymour,” Gibson claimed.  “I know it sounds silly, but the rider jumped off and said there was more a lot more in reserve.”

The colt’s dam Stage Revue (Snippets) was a Doomben 2YO winner and hails from the family of Champion Australian Filly Stage Hit (Century).  “He’s a lovely-bodied horse and a real athlete,” Gibson explained.  “His wither is just popping out – there’s still plenty of growth to come.”

Lincoln Farm owner Nick Posa is standing Ready’s Image for a $5,500 service fee this year.

– Karl Patterson

MAGIC MILLIONS HIT SALE – SEYMOUR 19 SEPTEMBER

10.28  C  Magic Albert – Dance Maiden   Nolen Racing
10.29  C  Ready’s Image – Stage Revue    Laceby Lodge
10.46  F  Danehill Express – Marwell Lady    Nolen Racing
10.53  C  Tale of the Cat – Mighty Atalanta    Nolen Racing
10.55  C  Snitzel – Glamour Stock    Robyn Wise

10.56  C  Pendragon – Lasting Change    Performance Pk
10.56  C  Canny Lad – Shasmecka    Nolen Racing
10.58  C  Keep the Faith – Ilgatto    Robyn Wise
10.59  C  Marmottan – Kindly Thoughts    M Sukri
10.64  C  Vital Equine – Athenia    Nolen Racing