Sweet idea, who is also by Snitzel
, won the Group 1 Galaxy at Rosehill, while her yearling sister was sold for A$1.
We also purchased two for Paul Messara of Ortensia fame - a filly by Fastnet Rock out of the stakes-winning Galileo mare Kissing The Camera (a mare we know well having bought her in-utero) and a colt by Snitzel
out of Group 1 winner Covertly.
Benfica had the 1m event well in his keeping halfway down the straight when he cruised up on the inside of Hot Snitzel
before asserting to score by a length and a quarter from that rival, with Playtime three lengths away third.
TOP TEN SIRES AT MAGIC MILLIONS GOLD COAST SALE By average yearling price (3 or more sold, sessions 1-4) stallion sire yearlings sold average price (A$) Redoute's Choice Danehill 13 385,000 Encosta De Lago Fairy King 27 200,009 More Than Ready Southern Halo 33 190,455 Fastnet Rock Danehill 29 180,000 Snitzel
Redoute''s Choice 10 177,000 Exceed And Excel Danehill 9 152,222 Flying Spur Danehill 18 146,667 Shamardal Giant''s Causeway 11 139,545 Street Sense Street Cry 9 136,944 Dubawi Dubai Millennium 3 135,000
REDOUTE'S CHOICE was also on the mark as the sire of the top two Australian first-crop sires Stratum and Snitzel
Sunday's session was headed by a A$135,000 (pounds 82,075/ EUR91,383) son of Australian leading first season sire Snitzel
, who was knocked down to Dean Watt of Dynamic Solutions.
filly was bought for A$15,000 and has earned A$340,000 in prize-money.
It found that Snitzel
, a shuttle stallion who was returning to Arrowfield Stud, was infected with the virus on arrival at Eastern Creek.
An Encosta De Lago filly out of Larrocha and Living Spirit's More Than Ready filly are among the Swettenham dispersal, along with lots by leading sires including Danehill Dancer, Elusive Quality, Exceed And Excel, Johannesburg, Redoute's Choice, Snitzel
A daughter of Redoute's Choice, Viennese is a sister to Snitzel
, who landed the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate in 2006 and is now standing alongside his champion sire at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud.
However, Darley stallion Grandera, arriving from Japan, as well as Coolmore sires Rock Of Gibraltar and Stravinsky, and Arrowfield stallion Snitzel
were on a flight that landed in Sydney after stopping in Melbourne on August 8, the hearing learned yesterday.
Messara, who is president of the breeders' association and whose Arrowfield has one stallion, Snitzel
, locked in quarantine, told racingandsports.
Consigned by Bellerive Stud, the stakesplaced daughter of More Than Ready was offered only 11 lots into the session but was guaranteed to provoke a strong following as a half-sister to Group 1 Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel
However, as there was a Lidl at the bottom of the hill we did feel somewhat at home, although I don't remember my local branch stocking snitzels