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We all know what yearling sales are like.  Lots of hype, and lots of new season stallions, but how do you navigate through the maze?  A great way is to talk to some trainers you can trust, and see if you can tag along with them as they assess the youngsters.  It is a great way to learn, and a good way to get into a share on the ground floor.  This is not an option for everyone, and you may even be left looking through the glossy ads of the syndicators after the sale.

Here at, we have had plenty of experience in assessing yearlings on pedigree alone.  So before you invest in a yearling, talk to us about an assessment of the chances of that youngster winning a race or two.  It is a simple cost effective analysis that can help steer you into a sound investment with the type of racehorse that you are looking for.  Call Ross on 0412712181

Opposite is a brief assessment of Lot 1 at Magic Millions 2018.  I can go into a lot more detail if you would like but I chose this lot simply because it was Lot 1, and I could not influence the price by what I wrote.  Given the buyer, it is also unlikely that the filly will be syndicated, so again I think the impact of my assessment will be limited as I have no intention of attempting to influence any markets.

Lot 1 sold for $170,000 and I am of the opinion that the filly will make a reasonable broodmare, but on the track, the best that can be hoped for is a win in the city.  Even that I would consider to probably be wishful thinking.  Before you purchase your next yearling, give me a call or email. She is now racing as Luana and her record is below, so see how this matches my assessment..

T 3rd of 5GCST 30Oct18 1000m Soft5 2YF-TRL $000 Daniel Griffin 0kg Barrier 3
1st Stage Play 0kg, 2nd Reef Bug 0kg 0:59.84, 2.4L
3rd of 6 GCST 10Nov18 900m Good4 2Y MDN-SW $21,000 ($3,700) Daniel Griffin 55kg Barrier 4
1st Mishani Desire 55kg, 2nd Picton 57kg 0:52.46 (600m 33.63), 2.7L, 6th@400m, $6.50/$5.50/$5/$4.80
9th of 12 DOOM 24Nov18 1200m Good4 2Y HCP $75,000 ($1,000) Matthew McGillivray 55.5kg Barrier 3
1st Vincere Volare 55.5kg, 2nd So You Beauty 55.5kg 1:10.45 (600m 35.43), 10.45L, 12th@800m, 12th@400m, $20/$19/$26/$31
Let Up 12 weeks
T 1st of 6GCST 19Feb19 1000m Good3 2Y-TRL $000 Daniel Griffin 0kg Barrier 5
2nd Zac Attack 0kg, 3rd Very Soon 0kg 0:59.57, 3.25L
8th of 10 GCST 09Mar19 900m Good4 2Y MDN-SW $21,000 ($400) Daniel Griffin 55kg Barrier 6
1st Tiger Love 55kg, 2nd Spirit House 55kg 0:51.57 (600m 33.28), 5.25L, 4th@400m, $5/$5
Freshened 6 weeks
3rd of 8 GCST 20Apr19 900m Heavy8 2YF MDN-SW $21,000 ($3,700) Jed Hodge 57kg (cd 55kg) Barrier 5
1st Clairvue Missy 57kg, 2nd Dwarf 57kg 0:54.21 (600m 35.35), 0.85L, 5th@400m, $19/$20/$19
10th of 15 GCST 08May19 1200m Soft6 2YF MDN-SW $25,000 ($500) Daniel Griffin 57kg Barrier 14
1st Cabalo Escuro 57kg, 2nd Honey Baby 55kg 1:12.37 (600m 35.21), 5.75L, 15th@800m, 15th@400m, $31/$41/$31
2nd of 7 IPSW 17May19 1350m Soft5 2Y MDN-SW $21,000 ($7,250) Daniel Griffin 55kg Barrier 2
1st Accessory 57kg, 3rd Smart Meteor 57kg 1:22.06 (600m 35.45), 3L, 5th@800m, 5th@400m, $7.50/$8/$8.50/$8
Spell 16 weeks
T 3rd of 5GCST 10Sep19 1000m Good4 3Y-TRL $000 Ms Alex Patis (a) 0kg Barrier 1
1st Clairvue Missy 0kg, 2nd Princess Sparkles 0kg 1:00.23, 2.25L
6th of 9 GCST 05Oct19 1200m Good4 3Y MDN-SW $21,000 ($400) Ms Alex Patis (a) 55kg (cd 52kg) Barrier 6
1st The Carpenter 57kg, 2nd Hearts Denied 55.5kg 1:10.98 (600m 34.10), 2.6L, 9th@800m, 9th@400m, $19/$21/$26/$21
1st of 10 GCST 19Oct19 1400m Good4 3Y MDN $21,000 ($24,400) Anthony Allen 54.5kg Barrier 10
2nd Lady Belzone 56kg, 3rd All Boom 54.5kg 1:24.01 (600m 35.80), 0.1L, 5th@800m, 5th@400m, $13/$13/$12/$13
2nd of 10 GCST 09Nov19 1400m Good3 CL1-SW $21,000 ($3,800) Anthony Allen 55.5kg Barrier 3 Rtg 60
1st Canapes 59kg, 3rd Alderman 59kg 1:22.27 (600m 34.82), 0.75L, 7th@800m, 6th@400m, $20/$21/$26/$31
7th of 10 DOOM 23Nov19 1615m Good4 3Y HCP $105,000 ($1,000) Jake Bayliss 54kg Barrier 8 Rtg 61
1st Guntantes 59kg, 2nd Southern Swing 54kg 1:36.99 (600m 34.80), 7.3L, 4th@800m, 4th@400m, $26/$41/$51/$41
9th of 10 GCST 14Dec19 1400m Soft7 3Y HCP $21,000 ($400) Jason Taylor 55kg Barrier 1 Rtg 61
1st Violet 55.5kg, 2nd Broncks 56.5kg 1:23.69 (600m 36.49), 6.85L, 5th@800m, 4th@400m, $16/$19/$20/$19


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please call me or email me before you purchase.  Sadly many people get upset if my opinions do not match their own optimism.