Pearce Racing on target in Perth

Yarradale Stud sold $120,000 fillies by All Too Hard and War Chant (USA) at the Perth Magic Millions earlier this week.

The third-crop daughter of Vinery Stud champion All Too Hard was purchased by Pearce Racing and is from G2 Karrakatta Plate runner-up Keeper Quiet (Scandal Keeper).  Her only other foal to race is Crystal Slipper Stakes winner Keeper Keen.

“We purchased 8 cracking yearlings & were very pleased that we were able to obtain almost all of the horses we specifically targeted,” Pearce Racing tweeted.  “We can’t wait to showcase our new team at Toreby Park this Sunday!”

The Yarradale brand has been a winner for Karnup trainer Dan Pearce – he leased Rosewood Hill straight off the farm at Gidgegannup and she banked over $300,000 during a winning streak at Ascot and Belmont last year.

Pearce Racing also played a key part when owner Wes Martin ‘stole’ a filly by Yarradale sire Gingerbread Man out of Toss The Boss for $20,000 on Tuesday.  “This filly is a cracking type,” Martin said.  “I can’t thank the boys enough for all their help selecting her.”

Gingerbread Man yearlings sold up to $100,000 at the Magic Millions.  Trainer Dan Morton paid top price for the half-sister to stakes-placed winner I Am Boudica (War Chant).

Group 1 performer Achernar Star has been the standout among Gingerbread Man’s first crop with earnings over $570,000.  Yarradale’s first homebred winner by the son of Shamardal arrived earlier this month when Neurological saluted at York.

An eye-catching War Chant – Rokeby’s Witch filly with Easter looks will head to Melbourne after being purchased for $120,000 by Astute Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Louis Le Metayer.

She is related to Group 1 winner Delicacy.  “On type, she would not be out of place at the Sydney Easter Sale,” he said.  “She’s strong with plenty of bone and has a beautiful temperament.

“There’s a champion filly under her second dam,” Le Metayer added while sitting next to a Group 1 winning trainer from Caulfield on Monday.  “And I think she’s value at the price.”

Yarradale also received six-figures for its War Chant filly from Even Astar (Neville Parnham) and colt from Dancing Pago (Trevor Andrews).

Yarradale topped turnover for Book 1 at the Magic Millions selling 15 lots for $1,056,000.