Turning Talent into Winners
Tara Madgwick - Thursday October 3
The Magic Millions 2YO's in Training Sale is a proven source of high class winners and stakes horses and when it's all about education and turning talent into racetrack success there are few better conditioners than licenced trainer Melanie O'Gorman, whose past breeze up drafts back up her record of success.

Written Tycoon colt from It's Poet's DayWith years of experience dealing with quality thoroughbreds, O'Gorman has the happy knack for preparing a youngster to show a glimpse of their ability for this sale and still be ready to blossom in the next stage of their career.

A good breeze up is not a grand final, but it is the first step on the path to a successful racing career and the proof is in the pudding.

"We will offer four two year rolds at the Gold Coast that all breezed in under 11 seconds, showing natural ability and a tractable nature," said Melanie O'Gorman.

"Our colts by Dissident and Wandjina were actually the two fastest times from the Warwick Farm gallop session last month."

Click here to see the draft colts by Written Tycoon , Wandjina, Dissident and Spill the Beans.

Last year's breeze up draft has produced smart Singapore winner Gold Coast (3g Zebedee (GB) x Red Jesteress), a $50,000 purchase, who broke his maiden last month in good style.

This year's draft looks to be full of quality with a colt by champion sire Written Tycoon sure to be a very popular horse as Lot 20 .

"He's a lovely colt and is very true to the Written Tycoon type that is instantly recognizable when you think of a horse like Golden Slipper winner Capitalist," said Melanie O'Gorman.

He is the first foal of his dam It's Poet's Day, who was a very fast Melbourne metropolitan winner of seven races and was also fourth in a Listed race at Flemington. His grand-dam La Rumba was also a quality Group III winning sprinter by champion sire Centaine.

Wandjina colt from MinaAnother colt with pedigree to back him up is Lot 64 , a powerhouse bay by promising young sire Wandjina from the terrific producer Mina.

A good metropolitan winner, Mina has had six foals to race and five are winners headed by Group III winner Puritan and stakes-placed Linked In, who has also achieved success racing in Hong Kong.

"His dam has done a really good job and it's a running family with the first three dams leaving 18 winners between them," O'Gorman pointed out.