|Derby winner Mr Quickie made it three Group One wins for Magic Millions sold runners around Australia today when he scored a soft win in the Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield.|
“Jamie Kah, what a booking,” a delighted Phillip Stokes told Racing.com. “She gave him a peach of a ride. He hasn’t jumped that clean for that long and it was really nice to watch.”
“It was fantastic.”
“Full credit to Wylie Dalziel and the owners. We bounced a lot of ideas off each other, including Peter Moody, and we thought this was the best way to go.”
“We’ll go to the Cantala Mile on the last day of the carnival,” Stokes said of plans to head to Flemington’s famous four day carnival next.
“It’s good to see him back. He’s found form. We’ll keep him happy. It’s a big thrill to win a Group One for the team here in Melbourne,” Stokes added.
Fresh off a Melbourne Cup booking for international Prince of Arran, the good run continued for star former South Australian jockey Jamie Kah with a faultless display aboard Mr Quickie.
“He’s just been doing a few things wrong, this boy,” Kah said. “He’s not been jumping well and giving them too much of a head start, which you can’t be doing in these races.”
“He’s such a talented horse on his day and they’ve found the trick to keep him fresh and I’d like to stick with him now.”
“I’m just so happy how things are going at the moment,” Kah noted. “I’m just rapt with the support I’ve been getting.”
Mr Quickie, a son of their resident sire Shamus Award, was bred and sold by the Rosemont Stud team from Victoria at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Leading syndicator Wylie Dalziel went to $115,000 to secure him as a yearling and Anthony Mithen’s Rosemont team was able to retain a small slice of the now multiple Group One winner. Another part owner is comeback trainer and master horseman Peter Moody.
Having already won a Queensland Derby as a three-year-old, Mr Quickie has won his large team of owners an ever increasing prizemoney haul of over $1.68 million.
Mr Quickie is from a Perth winning General Nediym daughter of the triple New Zealand Group Two winner My Tusker. She in turn is the dam of current day Gold Coast sold stakes winner Game Keeper – a star for the McEvoy stable.
Earlier today the Magic Millions sold pair of Odeum and Montefilia won the Thousand Guineas and Spring Champion Stakes respectively.
And in the opener at Caulfield the listed Magic Millions Debutant Stakes saw a quinella finish for Gold Coast purchased runners highlighted by the brilliant Fake Love. Both Brisbane juvenile winners today were also sold by Magic Millions.
And Peltzer impressed in the Group Two Stan Fox Stakes in Sydney and boosted his half brother who will be offered by Alexia Fraser Bloodstock at next month’s Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale. The Street Boss colt is Lot 11 and breezed stylishly at Seymour yesterday.
Peltzer, a graduate of Mill Park Stud, was purchased by co-trainer Gerald Ryan and David Raphael from the Gold Coast as a yearling capping a massive day of action around Australia.
Winner: Mr Quickie
Breeding: Shamus Award-Special Favour (General Nediym)
Race: MRC Toorak Handicap G1 (1600m)
Sold for: $115,000
Sale: 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Rosemont Stud
Buyer: Dalziel Racing
Owner(s): Wylie Dalziel Roy Higgins Racing, P G Moody, Snow Road Thoroughbreds (Mgr: G N Mcnulty), Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen), F Cimera, 21st Century Trade Group No 5 Pty Ltd, B W Hurrell, R Y Recep, C De Bortoli, M A Mitchell, K H Warriner, Shangi Charges & K F McDonald
Trainer: Phillip Stokes (Pakenham)