The dominant debut win of Written Tycoon filly Alexandra Dreaming at Sandown last week was great news for two TBV members in quite different ways.
So impressive was the filly, trainer Henry Dwyer has fired in a late nomination for the Group 1 MRC Thousand Guineas (she is now a $26 fixed odds chance with Tab.com.au).
“She’s a Group class filly but wasn’t even named when the nominations closed for the classics,” Dwyer said. “The plan was to win today and then look at boosting her rating.”
TBV member and local bloodstock agent Sheamus Mills had originally bought the filly as a foal for $100,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.
Having become one of Australia’s craftiest traders, Mills then on-sold her through the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale for $175,000 – a tidy profit over nine months.
Mills’ purchases have enjoyed quite some success at Victorian tracks over the past fortnight. Yulong Earth, Break And Enter and Belle Xaar have all saluted.
Meanwhile, Flinders based Musk Creek Farm got a very handy fillip for their Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale draft out of Alexandra Dreaming’s win.
They have her half-brother (by Not A Single Doubt) for the Sydney based sale…which will be held two days after the Thousand Guineas!
Alexandra Dreaming’s dam Umaquest (Umatilla) won a Ballarat maiden as a spring 3YO and graduated to a Listed victory in the Chester Manifold Stakes the following season. She’s already foaled the stakes-performed fillies Yattarna (Exceed And Excel) and Fromparis Withlove (Smart Missile).