Winner: Simply Adorable (Blackfriars-Fortunate Sally)
Race: PRC Pinjarra Cup LR (2300m)
Sold for: $50,000
Sale: 2006 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, Belmont
Vendor: Durham Lodge
Buyer: Alan MacAlister
Owner(s): Mrs BA & AR MacAlister
Trainer: Vaughn Sigley (Lark Hill)
Bonny mare Simply Adorable sent her value soaring when she downed Almohad in an all Magic Millions finish to the listed Pinjarra Cup (2300m) on Sunday.
A winner of just one race prior to Sunday’s black type success, Simply Adorable had placed in 12 races and proven herself a consistent and quality galloper.
In Pinjarra’s biggest race Simply Adorable ($15) got up to beat Almohad ($1.90 fav) by a half length, while proven star Guyno ($5) was another length and three quarters back in third place.
Simply Adorable caught the eye of her owner Alan MacAlister at the 2006 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale and he went to $50,000 to buy her from the draft of Durham Lodge.
She came from the same sale and draft as world champion sprinter Scenic Blast.
Prepared at Lark Hill by Vaughn Sigley, Simply Adorable made it a Magic Millions double in the Pinjarra features following the win a week earlier of Glory Hunter in the listed Pinjarra Classic.
Simply Adorable is the ninth stakes winner for her sire – Danehill’s Victoria Derby winning sire Blackfriars.
His other proven stakes winners include the likes of Mansion House, God Has Spoken, Manjar, Exquisite Timing, Impact Rating and Wave Rock.
Her dam, the city winning Salieri mare Fortunate Sally, has produced two winners from three runners.
A daughter of the stakes performed five time winner Rich Inheritance (Jungle Boy), Fortune Sally is a half sister to Florins, the dam of Scenic Silver.
Also in her black type filled pedigree are the group winners Born Priceless, The Heavyweight, Imananabaa, Rostova and Trigger Express.