Jungle Cat Filly Excites on Debut

Mark Smith - Sunday May 12

It was a matter of dig where you struck gold before when Proven Thoroughbreds purchased a Jungle Cat (IRE) filly for $95,000 from the Telemon Thoroughbreds draft at the 2023 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Sent to Steven O’Dea and Matthew Hoysted, the filly named Zatanna debuted in a low-key Saturday meeting at Ipswich.

Even on a day of stakes racing around the nation, Zatanna made a statement with a six and three-quarter length win under Emily Lang in an 800m maiden.

Zatanna is the first foal of the Hinchinbrook mare Brook Magic, a $40,000 buy for Proven Thoroughbreds / Pride Racing from the Fairview Park Stud draft at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

An honest performer for Joe Pride, Brook Magic won five and placed in six of her 25 starts, banking $325,185.

Zatanna a $95,000 Magic Millions yearling

Stakes-placed in the Listed June Stakes at Randwick, Brook Magic was a $130,000 purchase for Telemon Thoroughbreds at the 2020 National Broodmare Sale.

Zatanna is her first foal, but it has been a tale of woe since then. Her Zoustar colt died after birth, and she missed to Spirit of Boom in 2022 before revisiting him last spring. 

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Race Result - Seven News Mdn Plate 800m

Ipswich Track: Soft(5) Time: 0:45.89
1
Zatanna
- 2f Jungle Cat (IRE) x Brook Magic (AUS) (Hinchinbrook (AUS))
Tnr: S O'Dea & M Hoysted Rdr: Emily Lang 54.5
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $95,000
Seller: Telemon Thoroughbreds, Innisplain, Qld (As Agent)
Buyer: Proven Thoroughbreds/O'Dea Hoysted Racing
2
6.7
Invading Jilly
- 2g Invader (AUS) x Jillilikes (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
Tnr: Ryan Tyrell Rdr: Dale Smith 58
3
6.7
Aratiri
- 2f Grunt (NZ) x Bequeathed (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: S J Morrisey Rdr: Ms R Jamieson 56
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $11,000
Seller: Yulong, Nagambie
Buyer: P Sinclair
4
7.7
Croatian Queen
- 2f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Acapella (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: Tony & Maddysen Sears Rdr: N Tomizawa 56
5
8.5
Rivelly
- 2f Rothesay (AUS) x River Flyer (AUS) (Hidden Dragon (AUS))
Tnr: Natalie McCall Rdr: Cody Collis 54.5
6
8.7
Gagnante Enchere
- 2f Zousain (AUS) x Bid'n'bare (AUS) (Smart Missile (AUS))
Tnr: S A Dwyer Rdr: Dan Mc Gillivray 55
7
10.1
Bobbi Darlin'
- 2f Encryption (AUS) x Madame Markievicz (NZ) (O'reilly (NZ))
Tnr: Kristie Clark & Louis Peoples Rdr: C Waddell 54
8
17.9
Sugar Island
- 2g Zousain (AUS) x Nakedindaspa (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: Mitch Faulkner Rdr: Nathan Evans 58
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