Yarradale Stud sire
Musket was represented by the first lot to make six-figures at the Magic
Millions HIT Sale on Wednesday morning.
The Musket – Akarana colt was catalogued as Lot 12 and made $100,000 to the bid of Singapore trainer Steven Burridge. He was consigned by leading HIT Sale vendor Bob Wood after an 11.09s breeze-up at the Gold Coast last month.
Wood received a profitable mark-up after the Musket colt was pin-hooked for $16,000 from Swettenham Stud at the Adelaide Magic Millions. "He's a late November foal and there's plenty of growth left in him," Wood said. "He's a lovely mover and should do really well up in Singapore.
"Obviously, being a younger half-brother to last year's G1 Raffles Cup winner Always Certain helped," Wood added. "But he's a real nice type in his own right."
Musket (Redoute's Choice) (pictured) is a three-quarter brother to Makybe Diva and won up
to Group 2 level in the 2008 Shannon Stakes at Rosehill. His first-crop
have been prominent in trials and jump-outs on both sides of the continent and
in New Zealand.
Lyndhurst Farm studmaster Mark Treweek has entered a Musket colt for the NZ Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale on November 20. He has been catalogued as Lot 3 and is already turning heads at Cambridge.
"He's almost black and
being a real good-looker isn't the only reason why he's getting noticed,"
Treweek explained. "He's really impressing at the track and his breeze-up
was extra good."
Treweek is the leading consigner year after year at the Karaka 2YO Sale but he didn't pin-hook the Musket colt who is from the Marauding mare Adaptable Lass. "One of our contacts in NSW recommended him," Treweek said. "His older half-brother Magic Shaft won the Matamata Slipper earlier this year and I think this bloke is also capable of winning as a two year-old."
Yarradale Stud is still taking bookings to Musket. He stands for an $11,000 (inc gst) service fee and, for more information, broodmare owners should call (08) 9574 6490.
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