10 reasons to buy an Arrowfield Magic Millions yearling

Snitzel’s 2YO daughter Four Moves Ahead scored by almost 3 lengths on debut at Randwick on 2 January. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

Reasons to buy a yearling from Arrowfield at Magic Millions are easy to find, starting with results from the first Saturday of 2021:

1. A Snitzel filly with zing & bling…like Four Moves Ahead
Snitzel’s 2YO daughter Four Moves Ahead was super-impressive winning on debut at Randwick for owner-breeder Pinecliff Racing and is now on the third line of betting for the 2021 Golden Slipper G1.
Arrowfield graduates include 6 of Snitzel’s 19 juvenile female stakeswinners, among them Champion 2YO Estijaab, Snitzerland & Sweet Idea. Take a look at Lot 244 ex Dream Tiara (by Heart’s Cry, damsire of Blue Diamond G1 winner Tagaloa).

2. A Snitzel filly from a great Aga Khan family…also like Four Moves Ahead
Check out Lot 740 ex Sananda, from a half-sister to Champion & 3-time Group 1 winner Sarafina. Champion 3YO Colt The Autumn Sun is another Arrowfield/Aga Khan graduate.

3. A classic Dundeel colt…like Truly Great
Truly Great only enhanced his reputation with a great fight for the Perth Cup, conceding 6kg and a long head to the winner Neufbosc.
This Dundeel colt out of a Fastnet Rock mare is in the mould of dual Group 1 winner Castelvecchio: Lot 427 ex Just Divine.

4. A precocious Not A Single Doubt filly…like Queen Of Wizardry
Saturday’s stunning 2YO debut winner Queen Of Wizardry is a live chance for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic RL on 16 January. Remember, there are only 24 Not A Single Doubt fillies in his second-last crop and Arrowfield has two of them at Magic Millions: Lot 593 ex Networking & Lot 868 ex Tango

An $80,000 buy, now $300,000+ earner – that’s Itz Lily, seen winning at Randwick in 2019. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

5. A highly rewarding value buy…like Itz Lily 
Arrowfield Magic Millions graduate Itz Lily (Snitzel-Empress Lily by Zabeel) scored the second most valuable win of her  career when she ran away with the $150,000 Provincial Summer Final at Wyong, despite travelling three-wide during the race.  She has now won or placed in 13 of her 21 starts and earned almost four times the $80,000 Australian Bloodstock paid for her.
Don’t overlook Lot 896, the Real Impact-Timeless Choice colt, Lot 1169, the Real Impact-Battle Queen colt or Lot 1263, the Scissor Kick-Hussy Miss filly in this year’s consignment.
Other well-spotted trainer & syndicator buys from Arrowfield at Magic Millions include:
Missile Mantra – Group 3 winner & $478,000 earner for Triple Crown Syndications who bought her for just $30,000
Pure Deal – a $90,000 Bevan Laming purchase, he’s had 3 consecutive wins this season
Dzsenifer – bought for $32,000 by Gary Duncan, she has compiled two wins, 3 placings & $127,000 from 6 starts
Real Peace – won more than 3 times his $30,000 price when 3rd, Bondi Stakes this season for Clarry Conners.

6. A three-quarter sister to a promising winner in the Chris Waller stable
Solar Apex scored a well-deserved win over 1600m at Wyong on Saturday after three good city performances this season. That adds to the appeal of Lot 1163, the Real Impact-Aspen Summit filly from the family of G1 winner Irish Lights & G2 winner Omei Sword, with plenty of pedigree updates in the pipeline. 

7. An exciting Snitzel 3YO…like Dickin Medal
As jockey Damien Oliver pointed out, it’s not easy to go straight from a maiden win to a Benchmark 70 victory at Caulfield, but Godolphin 3YO Dickin Medal did it on Saturday – and there’s still plenty of potential for James Cummings to tap.
These two colts have been big improvers during their sale preparation, and will reward inspection: Lot 772 colt ex Sewreel& Lot 735 colt ex Saavoya, both from stakes-winning Savabeel mares.

8. A filly by Japan’s breakout freshman sire…like Morioka 
Maurice has made a good impression in Australia with four promising first-crop placegetters, including the Star Thoroughbreds filly Morioka, third on debut behind Four Moves Ahead on Saturday. She finished strongly from off the pace in the style we’re used to seeing from Maurice’s 2YOs in Japan, where he ended 2020 with the Snitzel-like tally of 32 winners, and around A$5 million prizemoney. 
Maurice, whose 2021 fee at Shadai has doubled to A$100,000, led the Japanese First Season Sires’ premiership for much of the year, until Duramente pipped him in the final week. The pair finished 2nd & 3rd on the overall 2YO Sires’ table, behind – you guessed it – Deep Impact. 
Maurice’s imprint is very obvious on these two yearlings:
Lot 77 colt ex Bacarella and Lot 1229 filly ex Double Deel.

First Australian runner, winner, stakeswinner & Group winner: Shaquero filled every role for Shalaa in the 2020 ATC Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate G3. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

9. A Shalaa colt or filly….before they become more expensive!
Shalaa burst onto the Australian racing scene when his first runner Shaquero won the Breeders’ Plate G3 on debut, followed by the filly Nice For What’s 2nd in the Ottawa S. G3. Hunnam was 3rd at Rosehill in November and on Saturday the Contract Racing debutante Tayla’s Moment was a sound  1.5 length 2nd to Frost Flowers at Flemington, with 4.5 lengths back to third. Shalaa served his largest Australian book of mares in 2020 for good reason,  and a second-crop yearling by him is just the ticket for buyers keen to catch the wave of a sire on the rise.
Typical examples of the quality & athleticism Shalaa imparts are Lot 405 filly ex Intiba & Lot 933 colt ex Villa Rosa.  

10. A filly by the 2020 Champion Sire of France, Siyouni
After three years as the French Champion 2YO Sire, the Aga Khan Studs’ Siyouni has now claimed his first General title. He posted 14 worldwide stakeswinners in 2020, headed by Group 1 winners Sottsass, St Mark’s Basilica, Etoile & Dream And Do. Arrowfield is proud to present two outstanding examples of Siyouni’s work: Lot 5 filly ex Zerkela and Lot 556 filly ex Miss Super Quick.

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