New Zealand-based bloodstock agent Bruce Perry believes he has secured the best colt in the sale after paying $600,000 for a Written Tycoon (Iglesia) brother to Thousand Guineas Prelude (Gr 2, 1400m) winner Booker.
Catalogued as Lot 137, the the colt is the third foal out of winning Flying Spur (Danehill) mare Noondie, a half-sister to Listed winner Tranquility (Redoute’s Choice) and the stakes-placed Impassioned (Redoute’s Choice).
Perry, who operates under the Bruce Perry Bloodstock banner, said a trainer for the colt had yet to be decided, but it was likely the horse would remain in Australia.
“He is well balanced, by a great sire and the mare is already doing the job, so he ticked all our boxes,” Perry said.
“I thought he was probably as nice as any colt in the sale. Hopefully the mare can make it two from two at some stage.”
Perry believes the colt could develop into a 1600 metres horse when he matures. “The good colts are making that money across the board. It doesn’t matter if it is here, at Inglis or back home in New Zealand,” he said.
"Unless you are prepared to pay that sort of money you won’t end up with one.” Kelly McCarthy, speaking on behalf of Mill Park Stud, told ANZ Bloodstock News that they were pleased with the way the colt sold.
“Written Tycoon has had a massive day so we are ecstatic with the price for the horse and the owners are over the moon,” McCarthy said.
“He is a beautiful looking colt. He was very busy and popular during the inspections and we are very happy with the feedback we got about him. We are delighted he is going to Bruce Perry, that’s brilliant and we couldn’t be happier.”