Mill Park Stud's Elusive Wonder

A talented performer in her own right as a racehorse, Elusive Wonder was successful on debut before a third at stakes level at just her second start.

Sold as a broodmare prospect a short time later, the daughter of Elusive Quality was secured by Adrian Hancock's Hancock Quality Bloodstock on behalf of Mill Park Stud and Mills Thoroughbred Breeding Syndicate.

Elusive Wonder (pictured left) is out of the Sir Tristram mare Abbotswood, herself a sister to the dam of Listed winner Liberty Rose, who is in turn the dam of Listed winner Grand Jardin who finished second in the Listed race that Elusive Wonder finished third in, while the pedigree also includes fellow stakes winners Kanzan (Group 3), Oak Park (Listed) and Transporter (Listed) to name a few.

Covered by Coolmore Stud's Fastnet Rock at her first season at stud, the resultant colt went through the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale where he knocked down to Ricky Yiu for $340,000, paying back the $140,000 connections parted with to secure the mare a few years earlier as a broodmare prospect.

Unfortunately her next foal, by Darley's Shamardal died after birth, before the mare was covered by Vinery Stud's Champion Sire More Than Ready.

Producing a filly, she was entered for the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale as well as the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale in June, but was withdrawn on both occasions.

Retained to race by Mill Park Stud and Mills Breeding Syndicate, fellow owners A G Sheppard, M R Basheer, W B Sanders and Ms H Papas also came along for the ride.

Named Cocoa Doll (pictured below), the filly did not start during her juvenile season, making her debut in the September of her three-year-old year for a narrow, but encouraging victory at Morphettville.

Sent straight to Melbourne to race against stakes company, not all went right in the run and the filly finished down the track before being spelled.

Resuming this time in for an impressive two length victory over 1200m, the Phillip Stokes-trained filly drops back in distance on Saturday to contest the Listed Projection Graphics Redelva Stakes over 1100m.

Elusive Wonder produced a filly by Arrowfield Stud's Snitzel at her next season at stud, with the forward youngster heading to the Magic Millions Yearling Sale where she was purchased by respected judges Malua Bloodstock and Bahen Bloodstock for $175,000.

Named Modern Wonder, the Leon and Troy Corstens-trained filly will also race at Morphettville on Saturday just like her big sister, where she will make her racetrack debut in the Listed Dequetteville Stakes over 1050m.

With no public trials under her belt, the filly is sure to be ready first-up otherwise connections would not be sending her across the border from her Victorian base to make her debut.

Earlier this year at the Magic Millions yearling sale in January, the China Horse Club secured the full-sister to Modern Wonder for $420,000 from the Mill Park draft (pictured right) , so any black type performances on Saturday by her siblings will only add some significant further value to the filly.

Covered by the Yarraman Park-based I Am Invincible in the most recent season, connections look forward to the mare (pictured below) foaling in mid-September.