Tony Gollan supports Rock The Law to create Magic Moment

Skirt The Law has returned to the third favorite at $7.50 after hitting barrier four. Empire Of Japan and Platinum Jubilee are ahead of her in betting.

Gollan will have a string of runners on the Gold Coast, bringing last weekend’s Rising Stars winners Spiritualized and Latakia back to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions Guineas.

“It was a plan if they get a run and Spiritualized is the perfect horse for that because he just goes home and licks his bin and loves racing,” Gollan said. “He’s still learning, but that gives us room for further improvement on the big final day. Latakia was very good last week and the draw gives her a chance for a similar run.”

Meanwhile, Queensland stewards will inspect Magic Millions runners Mishani Renegade of the Les Ross stable and Sunsource, who were coached by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, again on Friday after raising concerns about their action.

Sunsource under-kicked both front legs while Mishani Renegade was lame in the off-front leg. Ross informed the stewards that his foal would be replated prior to re-examination.

Magic Millions record for fillies

Australian head of Yulong Investments Sam Fairgray didn’t know what it would cost to buy Sunlight’s sister, but when the hammer dropped he made the day with a Magic Millions record $2.6 million for the Zoustar filly .

“It’s hard to put a price on her because it’s so rare for a filly like her to step into the ring,” Fairgray said. “Even though she does not compete, she is a horse that will be very valuable to our farm and we see her as an investment in our future.

“Obviously she has a great physique. We are very happy that she will start in Yulong’s colors and that she has a great future as a broodmare.

“With her residual value she would be worth a lot of money and with the prize money in Australia and the way she walks and her physique hopefully we’ll be here by this time next year and of course races like the Golden Slipper.


“When you buy quality you always have to pay and with the prize money in Australia we were able to access a filly with such a great residual. Whatever she does, she will be of great value.”

Zoustar and Solar Charged’s pairing was proven not only by three-time Group 1 winner Sunlight, but also by Sisstar, a Group 3 winner at Melbourne Cup week.

This filly was out of a competition between Sunlight’s trainer Tony McEvoy, Gai Waterhouse and Yulong. McEvoy stopped at $2 million, Waterhouse’s last bid was $2.5 million.

Widden Stud boss Antony Thompson, who bought Solar Charged for $650,000 to mate him with Zoustar in his first year as a stallion, was delighted with another powerful return on an excellent investment.

“That’s a cool thing [having the record]’ said Thompson. “It’s tremendously gratifying that this Australian family-owned farm can compete with these guys on this level,” said Thompson. “It was paused at $1.6 [million] and I was like, ‘That’s good, but I’d probably like to crack $2 [million]’. To see them you get $2.5 and $2.6 [million] was brilliant.”

It was a strong end to the day when a colt by I Am Invincible out of Spright was sold to Coolmore for $1.6 million, bringing the total number of million dollar lots to five after two days of sales.

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