Sweet Idea became the latest stakes performer from the 2012 Arrowfield Magic Millions Sale draft when she held on gamely for second in today’s $150,000 BRC B.J. McLachlan S. 1200m G3.
Pictured: Sweet Idea, bred by the Arrowfield Stud/Jungle Pocket partnership, wins on debut at Randwick on 20 October. (PHOTO: Sportpix)
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Snitzel filly won an early battle for the lead and settled comfortably in front, then fought hard to retain second placing behind Missy Longstocking.
Sweet Idea’s first three starts have produced a win, two placings and more than $115,000 prizemoney, which secures her place in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (R) LR on 12 January. She is the 11th stakes performer this season for Snitzel, who is currently second, between his barn-mates Charge Forward & Not A Single Doubt, on the Australian 2YO Sires’ list.
Arrowfield offered, and sold 24 yearlings at the 2012 Magic Millions Sale and eight have now raced. Of these, five are already stakes performers – and they were bought for prices ranging from $30,000 to $250,000.
Overall, the 2012 Sale has produced 14 stakes performers, but no other vendor has been the source of more than one stakes performer.
Arrowfield’s stakes-performing quintet is:
ASSAIL (Charge Forward-Emanday by Redoute’s Choice)
Purchased by Clarry Conners, $40,000
Won Wyong Magic Millions 2YO S. (R) LR
Sweet Idea (Snitzel-Flidais by Timber Country)
Purchased by Gai Waterhouse & James Harron Bloodstock, $240,000
2nd, BRC B.J. Mclachlan S. G3
Rockford (Flying Spur-Ready Magic by More Than Ready)
Purchased by John McKeever, $250,000
2nd, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S. LR
Moroccan Rose (Charge Forward-Tang by Redoute’s Choice)
Purchased by Heinrich Bloodstock, $30,000
3rd, BRC Calaway Gal S. LR
Zaragoza (Charge Forward-Portrayal by Flying Spur)
Purchased by Peter McKay, $37,500
3rd, CRC Counties Challenge S. LR
This year Arrowfield and sister farm Bellerive Stud will present 42 Magic Millions yearlings, including a Charge Forward half-sister to Sweet Idea, and a Hussonet (USA) half-brother to Moroccan Rose. View both drafts here .