Not A Single Doubt colt tops Day 3 of Magic Millions

Not A Single Doubt's record this season includes Group winners Flying Evelyn & Gimmie Par, and Listed winners Crystal Bound & Samizdat. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Not A Single Doubt rolled out two million-dollar colts on Day 3 of Magic Millions 2021 and now heads the Sires’ table with a $611,818 average for his 11 lots sold.

The much-loved, now retired son of Redoute’s Choice has come a long way from his first-crop showing at the 2008 Magic Millions Sale, where his first 16 yearlings averaged a respectable, but unspectacular $76,250.

He has done it on the back of consistently outstanding racetrack performance and the regular appearance of his progeny in major races. Witness his six runners in four feature races at the Magic Millions Gold Coast meeting on Saturday – including Queen Of Wizardry & Arrowfield graduate Mura Mura in the 2YO Classic and Gotta Kiss in the 3YO Guineas.

Tony Fung and Phoenix Thoroughbreds are clearly determined to repeat the Golden Slipper success they enjoyed last year with Not A Single Doubt’s Champion 2YO son Farnan. They bought Thursday’s $1.8 million session-topper, the Emirates Park colt from One More Honey (by Onemorenomore), as well as Baramul Stud’s $1 million colt out of Medaglia Valore (by Medaglia d’Oro).

That pair join Torryburn Stud’s colt out of Denmagic (by Denman) bought by the same partnership for $1.1 million on Wednesday.

Snitzel – who has 9 Magic Millions feature race contenders on Saturday – also compiled a strong set of results on Day 3. They were headed by two Arrowfield yearlings: the $800,000 filly ex Madame Andree bought by James Harron, and the Miss Dodwell colt, purchased for $750,000 by China Horse Club with Newgate Bloodstock.

Bhima Thoroughbreds sold the Snitzel-Perfect Fit filly for $725,000 to Kelly Schweida, and the China Horse Club/Newgate team paid $500,000 for Arrowfield’s Snitzel colt out of Deep Impact’s relative La Velata.

An extra dose of emotion accompanied the final Redoute’s Choice yearling sent to the Magic Millions ring by Arrowfield. The colt out of Mount Zero was paraded by senior horseman Adam Shankley who took Not A Single Doubt, from the first crop of Redoute’s Choice, to the same ring in 2003.

The Mount Zero colt made $750,000 when knocked down to the Fung/Phoenix partnership, and helped Redoute’s Choice, who died in March 2019, to join Snitzel on a $455,000 sale average, with 37 lots sold between them.

Arrowfield, also vendor of the Shalaa-Kebede filly bought for $360,000 by John O’Shea, leads the Vendors’ list (by aggregate) after Day 3, with total sales of $10.2 million, achieved with 31 yearlings and 100% clearance.  

Arrowfield offers 11 yearlings on Day 4, among them a colt by Maurice who posted his first Australian winner, Balmaurice at Eagle Farm on Thursday, and four colts & a filly by Snitzel. 

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