Morton Brings His Magic To Ipswich

Magic Millions products landed a notable feature double at the Ipswich Cup meeting on Saturday.

Trainer Daniel Morton
Trainer Daniel Morton Picture: Racing and Sports

While the Listed Ipswich Cup went to the Queensland homebred Bergerac, the winners of the Listed Eye Liner Stakes (Man Booker) and Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (Ready To Prophet) came from far spread Magic Millions sales.

Man Booker: A rare Queensland winner for the late WA-based sire Discorsi, Man Booker was purchased by Perth trainer Dan Morton for $25,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

The six-year-old has now earned more than $1 million, his 11 wins in 26 starts including the G2 WA Guineas and G3 Northerly Stakes and three other black type races.

Morton, no stranger to big race success at the Brisbane carnival, had tested Man Booker in G1 company in his first three Queensland starts.

Morton’s record in Queensland includes G1 wins with Scenic Shot in two Doomben Cups. He also took his crack sprinter Scenic Blast to the UK to win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Man Booker’s dam is the unraced Danetime mare Morine. She been a fine producer, her other foals including the multiple stakes winner Achernar Star (Gingerbread Man) and black type placegetter Atacama Sky (Scandal Keeper). 

Discorsi, a son of Galileo, died in 2015 at the age of 11 when his oldest progeny were only three.

Discorsi raced for WA owner-breeder Keith Biggs and trainer Lee Freedman before retiring to Yarradale in 2010. 

A $1 million yearling purchase, he was a half-brother to the Biggs-owned G1 winning mare Sea Siren and champion WA sire Oratorio and won the Listed Gibson Carmichael Stakes at Flemington as a 2YO in 2006.

His dam Express A Smile also produced New Zealand G2 winner Lady Dehere, South African G2 winner Oracy and NZ Listed winner The Lady.

Ready To Prophet : A Torryburn Stud bred 3YO daughter of Smart Missile, Ready To Prophet was purchased for $40,000 by Dynamic Syndications and Dean Watt Bloodstock at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Her victory in the race named after her co-trainer Gai Waterhouse took her record to three wins in nine starts for earnings of $251,070.

Ready To Prophet is out of the More Than Ready mare Ready To Live, a Listed winner in the US and dam of three other winners.

Ready To Live is a half-sister to the stakes performer Viva La Slew (Doneraile Court), the dam of US G1 winner Itsmyluckyday (Lawyer Ron).

Ready To Prophet’s third dam Viva Sec (Secretariat) was a ten-time winner from the family of G1 winners Vicar (Wild Again) and Astronomer Royal (Danzig).

Ready To Live produced a filly by Wandjina last year and was subsequently covered by Rich Enuff.

Bergerac: Trainer Steve Tregea and his family had cause to celebrate after their homebred gelding Bergerac, a son of Drumbeats, won the Ipswich Cup.

The Tregea family operation at Windemere Stud bred and race Bergerac, a son of their stakes placed Iglesia mare Miss Argyle, a sister to the stakes winner Diamondsontheinside and half sister to the dam of the G2 Queensland Guineas winner Express Air (Piccolo).

Miss Argyle, currently in foal to Whittington, is also the dam of the Listed winner Cheyenne Warrior (Not A Single Doubt and G3 winner Ardrossan (Redoute’s Choice).

New Zealand’s Waikato Stud also welcomed the win as Ardrossan will stand his first season at the NZ nursery this spring.

Ardrossan won four races up to 1200m including G3 and Listed races in NZ and was G1 placed in Waikato Sprint.

The Ipswich Cup was the Bergerac’s first start beyond 1600m and gave the 6YO his ninth career win in 29 starts.

 

 


Racing and Sports



Ipswich

Saturday, 15th June 2019

7
15:17
(local)

Channel Seven Ipswich Cup (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $180,000
2150m TURF GOOD
7
15:17
(local)
AUD $180,000
2150m GOOD

Channel Seven Ipswich Cup (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. BERGERAC (AUS) 5yo G
DRUMBEATS (AUS) - MISS ARGYLE (AUS)
MICHAEL MURPHY
STEVE TREGEA
$5.50
57.5kg
Windemere Stud Syn (Mgr: S Tregea)
2nd 1. SAMPSON (NZ) 9yo G
DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) - MAGIC STAR (AUS)
MARK DU PLESSIS
H W MATHEWS
$31.00
58.0kg
Mrs L Mathews & Mrs J Street

Sales Information

3rd 7. FIGHTING TEO (AUS) 4yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - REAL ALLURE (AUS)
LUKE TARRANT
KEVIN KEMP
$4.50
54.0kg
Mrs J H Kemp, G W Sabine, Ms G T Lalor, I M Sullivan, J S Stenzel & H A Zajacek

Sales Information

4th 5. MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) 7yo G
SHIROCCO (GER) - MISSY DANCER (GB)
GLEN BOSS
TONY HAYDON
$15.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

5th 6. HIGH OPINION (AUS) 7yo G
LORD JIM (ARG) - KERZAZ (AUS)
LARRY CASSIDY
KRIS LEES
$2.62
54.0kg
6th 10. TERRA SANCTA (NZ) 4yo M
PIERRO (AUS) - GALSHAAN (AUS)
JIM BYRNE
TONY PIKE
$8.50
54.0kg
7th 3. FIRST CRUSH (AUS) 7yo G
HUSSON (ARG) - LOVING NEW (BRZ)
MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY
CHRIS MUNCE
$17.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

8th 11. MYMMING (AUS) 4yo M
STRATUM (AUS) - WATCH MY LIPS (AUS)
RYAN WIGGINS
STUART KENDRICK
$61.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

9th 4. MORENDI (AUS) 6yo G
ONEMORENOMORE (AUS) - HAUGHTY (AUS)
MICHAEL CAHILL
DARREN GRAHAM
$31.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

10th 9. ZANYETTA (NZ) 5yo M
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - ZANETTA (NZ)
S CORMACK
P DUNCAN
$51.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

11th 8. RUBY GURU (NZ) 5yo M
GALLANT GURU (AUS) - ON THE MAKE (NZ)
DALE SMITH
MICHAEL NOLAN
$21.00
54.0kg

Sales Information