WA breeders continued their winning sequel to the Magic Millions Yearling Sale at the Pinjarra Classic meeting on Sunday.
Westbury Park owner Phil Ibbotson bred and sold Cryptic Love to win the LR Pinjarra Classic (1300m) in blanket finish from Western Temple (Dream Ahead) and Son Of A God (Playing God).
Cryptic Love is the second stakes winner for Westbury Park sire My Admiration (Encosta de Lago) following her younger brother Cryptic Wonder (RL Magic Millions 3yo Trophy).
Westbury Park is a partner in Western Breeders’ Alliance and they topped the Magic Millions Book 1 leaderboard with turnover of $1.56 million off a 95% clearance rate. Fellow partner Darling View Thoroughbreds had followed up with a winning treble by its sires at Ascot on Saturday.
Ibbotson started the sale season with a profitable pinhook at the Gold Coast Magic Millions in January. An Impending colt that cost him $50,000 at the 2020 Inglis Sydney Foal Sale increased in value to $240,000 last month.
Another rewarding pinhook at the Perth Magic Millions was the Playing God – Countess Of Tiba colt that made $160,000 to Dan Morton. Westbury had targeted him for $50,000 at the Mungrup Stud Dispersal Sale in August.
Cryptic Love went out a $34 outsider in the Pinjarra Classic but the result didn’t surprise owner-trainer David Harrison. “She’s been running good races and earned her right to be in the race,” he told The West Australian journalist Jay Rooney. “She was off the bit with the hectic pace but Jason (Whiting) rode her brilliantly to get up on the inside.
“I’ve always loved her. She only cost me $30,000 and now she’s won over a half-million.”
Yarradale Stud champion War Chant (USA) completed an early double at Pinjarra with Wardian (Fred Kersley) and Winsalot (Lou Luciani). The Gidgegannup nursery was runner-up for Book 1 turnover ($728,000) at the Magic Millions and its Oratorio – Frizzled colt was the most expensive at $210,000.
Geisel Park Stud also celebrated the twin wins of Miss Vasari (Rogano) and Lincoln’s Law (All American) in 3yo maidens over 1000m and 1600m. They were ridden by brothers Chris and Brad Parnham respectively.
Miss Vasari looked a city-class filly winning on debut down the straight in the G Force Printing Maiden. She settled last before sprinting through a gap one off the outside rail to score by over a length running away.
Her dam Miss Safari (Ferocity) was purchased by Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg from Oakland Park in 2019. The mare delivered an early-season colt by All American last year and is back in foal to him off a September cover.
Lincoln’s Law was stepping up to a mile for the first time and was doing his best work in the final furlong of the Country Comfort Perth Maiden.
He’s the 13th individual winner sired by All American from his first crop at Geisel Park and is bred to get over ground. His dam Miss Begotten (Redoute’s Choice) is a half-sister to Brorama Star (G3 Hobart Cup) and Zero Drama (LR Kilmore Cup).
Lincoln’s Law is owned by Horseshoe Investments manager Rod Russell and a syndicate that includes his breeder Jade Fletcher. They also race All American 3yo Apache Patrol who won a Pinjarra maiden in December.
Geisel Park introduced the first yearlings by its French Group 1 winner Vert de Grece (Ire) at the Magic Millions and best-priced was the filly from Straight to You (Authorized). She made $100,000 to the bid of in-form Albany trainer Roy Rogers.
Well-backed stablemates Blow Me Out (Alfred Nobel) and Requisition (Trade Fair) sent punters home on good terms after the last at Pinjarra. They are trained locally by Brett Pope and are both by Alwyn Park stallions.
Alfred Nobel (Danehill Dancer) stands at Alwyn Park by arrangement with Lou Luciani and Trish Roberts while Trade Fair (Zafonic) gave many years of sterling service at the Serpentine stud before his death in March 2018.
Alwyn Park’s leader at the Magic Millions was a Toronado (Ire) colt that sold for $160,000 on behalf of De Grey Park’s Dick Vincent. Alwyn Park resident Maschino was represented by a $100,000 colt from Corvetto (Dylan Thomas) purchased by Wally Daly from Blackwatch Stud.
Maschino (Encosta de Lago) is a rising talent and he will have multiple six-figure yearlings knocked down at future Magic Millions Sales.