One to Watch – Yarra Glen

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 29

A blue-blooded Vancouver filly that made $625,000 as a weanling was an easy pick for a ‘One to Watch’ when she won on debut at Yarra Glen on Tuesday.

Alternate was among the top sellers at the 2018 MM National Weanling Sale.

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, three year-old filly Alternate was favourite for the 1200m maiden and got the job done with a minimum of fuss, powering clear at the finish to win by half a length.


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Alternate carries the colours of her breeder China Horse Club and was consigned to the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale by Coolmore to dissolve a partnership between the two global breeders.

She is a half-sister to $3.4million earning four time Group I winner Preferment and Group III winner Rezoned being the sixth winner from seven foals to race from terrific producer Better Alternative.

Better Alternative was also sold at the same sale, snatched up by Yulong for $750,000. She has a yearling colt for them by Savabeel and has a filly foal by Yulong’s foundation sire Grunt.

Alternate looks a promising type for Vancouver, who has 11 entries for Magic Millions 2021


 

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Race Result - Bet365 Top Tote Plus Mdn Plate 1200m

Yarra Glen Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.29
1
Alternate
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Teodore Nugent 57
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Better Alternative (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale $625,000
V:Coolmore Australia Jerrys Plains NSW
B: China Horse Club
2
0.5
Sweet As Scandi
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Fred W Kersley 57
3f Magnus (AUS) x Gail (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $80,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
3
2.8
Gunna Gunna
T: Chris Calthorpe J: Jack Martin 57
3f Toronado (IRE) x Symphony Strings (AUS) (Excellent Art (GB))
4
2.9
Street Glow
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: D Moor 57
3f Street Boss (USA) x Phosphorescence (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
5
4.2
Mighty Mary
T: G Eurell J: Jordan Childs 57
3f Reset (AUS) x Murray Mary (NZ) (Black Minnaloushe (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $40,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: G Eurell
6
4.3
One Point Five
T: G A Thornton J: Damien Thornton 57
3f Toorak Toff (AUS) x I'm Onto You (AUS) (Monde Bleu (GB))
7
4.6
Lang Syne
T: James Cummings J: J Mott 57
3f Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Yesterday (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
8
8.3
Saucy Deluxe
T: Kelvin Southey J: Liam Riordan 57
3f Delago Deluxe (AUS) x Miss Cacciatore (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $20,000
V:Kooringal Stud, Wagga Wagga, NSW
B: Kelvin Southey
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