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Magic Millions Adelaide Day-2: $160K For Hard Spun Colt
A colt by Hard Spun topped Day Two of the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville yesterday as Book One of the sale concluded with massive increases across the board. The top seller - catalogued as Lot 216 - was presented at the auction by Glenelg Park and was purchased for $160,000 by John McArdle's Redgum Racing stable. The bay colt is the second foal of Mr Chard's full sister Miss Chard, an unraced Al Samer mare whose first foal is this season's exciting youngster Lessyd. "He's very much like Beau Rada actually, a fast horse we have at home," McArdle said. "He's a good athletic, strong, running style colt and having Beau Rada and Power Trip by the same sire at home this bloke was another nice horse to take home." He added: "There's his good female family as well - his half brother has done the job as a two-year-old so we'll take this bloke home, break him in and see how we go." The Hard Spun colt just edged out Lot 207, the All Too Hard half brother to triple Gr1 winner and former Adelaide Sale graduate Happy Trails who sold for $150,000. That colt, presented by Mill Park as agent, was purchased by Rosehill based trainer Gary Moore for Chinese clients. He described the purchase as "exceptional value." Moore commented: "I thought he was a beautifully balanced colt and I'm sure he's going to do very well for the stable back in Sydney." The Hard Spun and All Too Hard colts from yesterday, along with Monday night's $230,000 Sebring-Aussie Crawl sale topping filly were among 20 lots to sell for $100,000 or more at the sale - a new record.