Young Flemington trainer Levi Kavanagh struck on day one of his his former hometown Adelaide sale for a Eurozone (Northern Meteor) colt who is closely related to seven-time stakes winner, Catapulted (Catbird).
Consigned by Mill Park Stud as Lot 31, the colt is the second foal out of the winning mare Fast And Loose (Fastnet Rock), who is a half-sister to Catapulted, who was trained by Kavanagh’s father Mark.
He also trained Fast And Loose, who won a Ballarat maiden from seven starts and was fourth in the Queen Adelaide Stakes (Listed, 1050m) as a juvenile at her second start.
Fast And Loose’s first foal, a filly by I Am Invincible, was bought by Malua Bloodstock, Spicer Thoroughbreds and Noorilim Park for $150,000 at the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
Levi Kavanagh told ANZ Bloodstock News the Eurozone colt looked a lot like Catapulted, who remains on the family farm near Melbourne in retirement.
“He looks very similar to Catapulted type wise and he is still out at our farm. He was a great racehorse and nearly got to $1,000,000 (in prize money) and he is part of the family down there and this horse likes like he might be able to run early,” Kavanagh said.
Kavanagh said the colt’s Newgate Farm-based stallion Eurozone, whose first crop two-year-olds include stakes winner Krone, was starting to make his mark and was not surprised the yearling made six figures.
“The sire is starting to do some good things, so it is a breed we are happy with,” he said.
“My father also trained his mum Fast And Loose who ran fourth in a Listed race, but she didn’t race for that long.
“We probably wouldn’t have gone any higher for him, but he is such a nice type he stood out, so he was always going to bring good money.”