Horses raised and or sold by Mill Park were in hot form over the weekend with stylish victories for Booker and Royal Rumble, while stakes placings went the way of It’s a Myth, Reldas and classy two year-old Naafer, who was second in the Group I SA Nursery in South Africa.
A $230,000 Inglis Premier purchase, two year-old Written Tycoon filly Booker (pictured below) as an impressive debut winner at Flemington, while Harry Perks homebred Royal Rumble (New Approach (IRE) posted his third successive win for Leon MacDonald and Andrew Gluyas taking his earnings past $454,000.
Seasoned sprinter Reldas (Testa Rossa) was second in the Group III SAJC DJ McKay Stakes for the Robert Smerdon stable. An $82,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Cameron Cooke Bloodstock from the Mill Park draft, six year-old Reldas has won over $411,000 in prizemoney.
Two year-old filly It’s a Myth (Sepoy) gained Black Type with a close second in the Listed SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes and with three seconds from four starts, the Phillip Stokes trained filly is well overdue for a win!
A $90,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Mill Park draft for her trainer, she runs for Mill Park, who co-bred her and Mills Breeding. She is the first foal of The Good Wife, a Redoute’s Choice half-sister to four-time Group I winner and $2million earner Divine Madonna.
Expensive Lonhro colt Naafer (pictured below)made his mark when winning on debut at Vaal in South Africa last month for the powerful Mike de Kock stable.
He followed up with a gallant second in the Group I SA Nursery at Turffontein on Saturday chasing home his stablemate Mustaaqeem.
Naafer was a $560,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell from the Mill Park draft and is the second winner for stakes-winning Exceed and Excel mare Very Discreet.
Bred by well-known South Australian breeder David Peacock, he comes from the famed ‘Discreet’ family that has produced numerous Black Type winners including the Group I winner Maybe Discreet.