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MM National Yearling Sale Day-1: $220K For Snitzel Filly
An impeccably bred daughter of leading Arrowfield sire Snitzel topped the opening day of the 2016 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast yesterday. Consigned by Hunter Valley boutique nursery Cressfield and catalogued as Lot 1522, the filly was purchased by Queensland's Raheen Stud for $220,000. From the Gr3-winning mare Miss Judgement (Strategic), the filly is a half-sister to Robbie Laing's talented 2YO Missrock (Fastnet Rock), winner of the Gr3 Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick in the autumn. This is also the family of Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lady Jakeo, Gr1 Oakleigh Plate winner Mrs Onassis, and Gr3 winner Aussies Love Sport. "She's a beautiful loose walking filly," Raheen Stud's Basil Nolan said. "And she's by one of the hottest sires in the land." Nolan added: "Her half sister (Cartier Rock) sold for $440,000 at the Broodmare Sale last week so she looked pretty good value on the market. And Missrock is one of the highest rated juveniles in the country as well."