Patinack pays $1 million for Allez Wonder

Patinack Farm owner Nathan Tinkler had another win on Wednesday when he paid $1 million for Allez Wonder at the Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.

Tinkler wooed super coach Wayne Bennett to the Newcastle Knights on Tuesday and backed up with another seven-figure sum to buy the Group 1 Toorak Hcp winner today.

Allez Wonder (5m Redoute’s Choice – Luna Tudor by Military Plume) was offered by Princess Farm as Lot 284 and bidding started at $500,000.  It went up in $50,000 increments before Tinkler finalised proceedings.

Allez Wonder was trained by Bart Cummings for Dato Tan Chin Nam and Su-Ann Khaw.  She originally went through the Karaka sale ring for $600,000 at the 2007 NZ Bloodstock Premier yearling sale.

Besides the Toorak Hcp, she was also successful in the Listed Keith Nolan Classic at Kembla Grange.  Redoute’s Choice got her from G2 Perth Cup winner Luna Tudor.

Allez Wonder bowed out of racing after failing in the G1 Emirates Stakes won by Wall Street at Flemington in November.

Apollo Pride (Lot 295) was next best on the leader board at the halfway mark of Day 2 at the Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.  The Sydney winning Reset mare is in foal to Sebring and she made $270,000 to the bid of English buyer David Redvers.

Apollo Pride is a half-sister to G3 winner Ready To Lift (More Than Ready) who made $620,000 during Day 1 of the Inglis Sale on Tuesday.

The clearance rate for the first 100 lots through the ring on Wednesday was 62%.  That was on par with the figures from Tuesday.