Magic Millions released its Gold Coast Yearling Sale catalogue on Tuesday morning and the launch was a timely one for the 30 lots consigned by Vinery Stud.
Vinery was coming off five wins in five days following the effortless first-up victory of its 2018 Gold Coast graduate Joy Too All last Wednesday. The All Too Hard mare improved her record to four wins from six starts for trainer David Vandyke in the River 949FM Hcp (1100m) at Ipswich.
“She’s looking good and that was a great return to racing,” Vandyke declared following the last-to-first win. “She is an outstanding type and, like the majority of the All Too Hard breed, she’s tough and relishes the feed-bin and the workload.”
Vandyke guided All Too Hard gelding Alligator Blood to Group 1 stardom and he will nominate Joy Too All for a black-type debut in the Eureka Stud Classic (LR, 1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday week, November 27.
“We will see what happens down the track,” Vandyke added. “All going well, there are a couple of options for the Magic Millions Carnival in January.”
Vinery sold Joy Too All, as agent for breeder Patrick Hodgens, for $170,000 at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions. Her dam Here de Joy (Dehere) is an unraced half-sister to Perth Listed winner Zoometric and the dams of Listed winners Discreet (BRC Calaway Gal Stakes) and Hijack Hussey (VRC Desirable Stakes).
There are 21 All Too Hard yearlings catalogued for the 2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions headed by three colts from Vinery. First to parade is Lot 397, a half-brother to last season’s Randwick juvenile stakes performer Maurice’s Medad. Their dam Presslist (Librettist) is a half-sister to Vinery’s Group 1 winning stallion Press Statement.
Other Vinery-catalogued winners last week included Reigate, a 3yo by Tavistock who won on debut over 1400m at Pakenham on Friday night for trainers Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young. “I thought we were in trouble at the 700m – he’s a big baby and was never on the bridle,” jockey Michael Dee revealed. “He won on raw ability and gives me the feel of a horse who can go right on with it over a trip.”
Vinery’s Class of 2019 provided two support winners during Saturday’s feature meeting at Newcastle. Street Power (Street Boss) saluted for the third time this year for trainer Brett Cavanough in the $100,000 TAB Highway Hcp (1300m).
Much Much Better (Stratum), a $280,000 graduate from the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, was an all-the-way winner of the $130,000 Hunter Valley Premium Meats Hcp (1300m). It was his third score in five starts since being taken over by Gary Moore.
Cavanough filled out a double of his own when Tidal Rush won at the first time of asking in the Harvest Hotels Maiden Hcp (1010m) at Dubbo on Sunday. The Headwater 3yo had been passed-in for $60,000 as part of Vinery’s consignment to the 2020 Inglis Scone Sale.
On-site inspections of Vinery’s yearling drafts are welcome by appointment only through the Stud’s office on (02) 6543 8333.