Gai Waterhouse has paid $1.3 million for a colt she hopes can be as good as his 2008 Golden Slipper-winning sibling Sebring.
The colt by More Than Ready out of Purespeed was one of three yearlings to top $1 million on the second day of the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast.
Waterhouse and her training partner Adrian Bott will prepare him for a 2018 Slipper campaign.
Like Sebring, the colt was bred by Corumbene Stud whose principal George Altomonte raced another of Waterhouse’s six Slipper winners, Overreach in 2013.
Altomonte will retain a share in him alongside John Singleton, bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington and a group of his owners and a group of people who raced 2015 Slipper winner Vancouver with Waterhouse.
“I saw him in the paddock and I said ‘George, I’m not leaving the sale without him,” Waterhouse said.
“He’s your next Golden Slipper horse.”
“He’s very masculine, he moves so freely and he’s got an oomph factor – a sex appeal about him.”
Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller and his bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster spent $1.1 million on a colt by Snitzel out of Sabanci.
The pair have formed a formidable team with Mulcaster finding superstar mare Winx and several other Group one winners for Waller.
“Chris and I really liked him and bought him for a number of stable clients,” Mulcaster said.
“We’ve had good results with them and they are happy to stick solid.”
Hong Kong owners paid $1 million for a Medaglia D’Oro colt out of Sangfroid.