January’s Magic Millions National Racehorse Sale was boosted in Brisbane on Saturday when in form stayer Rundle continued his outstanding run for new connections.
Purchased from the Williams family’s Hudson Conway draft at the National Racehorse Sale in June for $40,000, Rundle made it three city wins from his past four starts with his latest success.
The lightly raced son of Galileo will have one more run for new trainer Kelly Purdy before heading for a break.
“I’m lucky to get a nice horse like him so early in my training career,” Purdy told AAP.
“He’s been racing very well but he’s even better on wet tracks.”
“After he runs in two weeks I’ll probably put him away and get him ready for the Brisbane Cup.”
“Then if all goes to plan I’ll take him away for the spring and hopefully get him into the Melbourne Cup.”
“It’s a dream but hopefully it will come true,” she added.
Sent out the red hot favourite in Saturday’s race at $1.40, Rundle cruised home two lengths clear of his nearest rival Racing Heart.
Since being purchased for $40,000 in June, Rundle has earned his new connections over $100,000 – and that’s from just six starts.
Rundle joins a growing list of top value purchases from recent Magic Millions National Racehorse Sales – particularly from the Hudson Conway drafts.
Proven subsequent city winners including Hume, Module, Strumming and Hampden were all sold at the Gold Coast for excellent value prices.
The Williams family have indicated they will again be supporting this Racehorse Sale in January with quality gallopers.
Recent Ballina Cup winner Joe Blow and Ipswich Cup Day winner Glow Heart are other bargain buys to have emerged from recent sales.
North Queensland star Mazuka and this week’s winner Reprobate are two more shining examples of Racehorse Sale success stories from the Gold Coast.
Entries for the 2012 National Racehorse Sale, to be held following session six of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale on January 17, close on December 9.
To download the entry form click here.
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