Proven Thoroughbreds opened its buying for 2016 with a colt by CHOISIR from a half-sister to Caulfield Guineas winner LONG JOHN at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Wednesday.
“He’s the best moving son of Choisir I’ve seen,” trainer Steve O’Dea said, in an opinion echoed by Jamie Walter.
“And he is an outstanding first foal with a stylish head and presence.”
Out of three-time winning LONHRO mare ELSEWHERE, this colt is Magic Millions eligible for the duration of his racing career.
Listed as lot 187 in the opening session of the Magic Millions Sale, the winning bid came at $150k which was significantly less than the anticipated price tag.
“We were bowled over to get him at that price. We thought he would be way out of our price range, in the hundreds of thousands. He was such a beautiful mover,” Walter said.
Proven Thoroughbreds has enjoyed previous success with CHOISIR including five-time stakes winner SIR MOMENTS and city winner CHOSEN PRAYER. BLONDE BY CHOICE, another CHOISIR, is also showing promise having won a two-year-old barrier trial earlier this season.
O’Dea and Proven Thoroughbreds have undefeated SEBRING filly CANDIKA in Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m).
Click here to view a video of the CHOISIR-ELSEWHERE colt.
Click here to view the pedigree.