Darling View Thoroughbreds led Western Australian vendors when Book 1 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions concluded on Saturday evening.
The Mundijong nursery sold a Not A Single Doubt filly through the Attunga Stud draft to Astute Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Louis Le Metayer for $600,000. She will be trained by Peter and Paul Snowden for owners Lustre Lodge and Greenhaven Park.
That price doesn’t surprise me – that’s what I thought she would make,” Le Metayer said. “I identified her as a really superior athlete in an extremely competitive market. We are only interested in horses that can compete at the top level. She’s among the Top 3 fillies that we rated in the Sale.
She looks a bomb-proof filly. She’s an effortless mover with a great action and a great attitude.”
Darling View owners Clive & Brent Atwell bought her dam Scenes (Scenic) from Widden Stud for $47,500 at the 2013 Magic Millions National Mare Sale. She’s a sister to Melbourne mare Visual Displays (VRC Desirable Stakes & Lord Stakes).
Attunga Stud owner Brian Nutt also prepped a Choisir colt for Darling View that was purchased by Hong Kong agent George Moore for $260,000. His dam Dalkeith (Encosta de Lago) is an unraced relative of Group 1 winners Assertive Lad, Assertive Lass and Reset.
Dalkeith was another bargain out of the Hunter Valley. Coolmore Stud sold her to Darling View for $60,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions National Mare Sale.
Darling View yearlings have been entered as apart of the Western Breeders’ Alliance consignment to the Perth Magic Millions on February 19 & 20.