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It is a particularly exciting sales season for Eureka Stud, their star resident Spirit Of Boom represented by his best yearlings yet.
On the back of his stunning early success both on the track and in the ring, Eureka were able to support him all the more, seeking out and purchasing well related mares especially for him.
“And this season’s yearlings are the result,” Harry McAlpine said.
Nine of Spirit Of Boom’s best youngsters make up part of the Magic Millions Eureka draft and are bound to prove popular on the back of recent wins by his talented progeny such as Jonker, putting him in the top 10 sires of Australia for winners this season. They will enter the ring in the following order:
LOT 63: bay colt out of Assertory (by Not A Single Doubt): first foal for a multiple city winning half-sister to the stakes placed Magic Jet.
LOT 211: bay colt out of Darook Park (by Darci Brahma): half-brother to recent Maribyrnong Plate-Gr.3, 1000m winner Finance Tycoon.
LOT 408: brown filly out of Iridescente (by Commands): half-sister to the Listed winner Peacock out of a Sandown winning half-sister to the Hong Kong star Absolute Champion and the South African Group One winner Wylie Hall.
LOT 493: bay colt out of Lucky Toss (by Dash For Cash): brother to the stakes winner Champagne Boom from one of Eureka’s most prolific families.
LOT 628: bay colt out of Passara (by Tsuimai): brother to the Vo Rogue Plate-Gr.3, 1350m and Magic Millions Guineas-RL, 1400m winner Boomsara and half-brother to the stakes placed multiple city winner Sarisara.
LOT 656: bay filly out of Prada Miss (by Northern Meteor): she is the first foal for a stakes placed four times winner whose dam is a half-sister to the Group Two winner Our Famous Eve.
LOT 898: bay colt out of Tiyatrolani (by Captain Sonador): first foal for a fast stakes winner from the family of the Group One winners Duporth, Excites and Delago Deluxe.
LOT 1115: bay colt out of Tarffeite (by Snitzel): dam is a half-sister to the Queensland Guineas-Gr.2, 1600m winner Express Air. Three of the four Spirit Of Boom runners out of Snitzel mares are winners and two of his stakes winners boast this Semipalatinsk cross.
LOT 1171: bay filly out of Beguile (by Elusive Quality): her two times winning city placed dam has produced the eight times winner Boingo. Hails from one of Australia’s favourite families, that of the great broodmare Circles Of Gold.
The remainder of the Eureka draft is also strong with two sons of Commands represented; one by Epaulette (a daughter of the very fast Sequalo mare Epsilon and a sister to this season’s multiple city winner Baroda) and the other by Holler (a daughter of the Group Two winner Renaissance).
There is also a lovely colt by Exceed And Excel (out of the stakes winning juvenile Malasun and another by that great sire’s son Headwater , this colt being a brother to this year’s Ken Russell Stakes-Gr.3, 1200m winner Wisdom Of Water whilst fellow members of the Danehill sire line are also of great appeal, such as a Rothesay colt out of the Doomben winner Star Drop and a Jukebox half-brother to the Group Three galloper Spirits Aubeer.
The Encosta de Lago line also makes its mark with two youngsters by Vanbrugh (a half-sister to the multiple city winner Photon Willie and a grandson of the stakes winner Greta Hall) and one by Rubick, a colt from the family of the 2020 Magic Millions 2YO Classic-RL, 1200m winner Away Game.
Three fine yearlings by Rageese are also of interest; a colt whose third dam is the $5 million mare Milanova, a half-brother to the stakes placed Coachella and a colt out of a half-sister to the Listed winner Upstaged.
A couple of Winning Ruperts are bound to be keenly inspected; a son of Express Air and a filly out of a half-sister to Spirit Of Boom and Temple Of Boom. Making up the draft are the progeny of Lonhro (a filly from the family of Samantha Miss), Shalaa (a colt out of a half-sister to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Karuta Queen), Vancouver (half-brother to the stakes placed Tick Tock Boom and Boomtown Lass), Better Than Ready (another out of a half-sister to Spirit Of Boom and Temple Of Boom) and American Pharoah (son of the Singapore Champion Filly Mexican Rose).
So which of these well related youngsters does Harry McAlpine think will be the most likely to be in the thick of things come Golden Slipper and Magic Millions time 2022? “I’d say any of the Spirit Of Booms, Headwater and the Exceed And Excel. But horses tend to make fools of us.”
“If you had asked me the same question last year I would’ve said that the two least likely to be early types were Finance Tycoon and Sunfall; the former won the Maribyrnong Plate and the latter ran fifth in the Merson Cooper at his first start!”