Raheen supplements Lucky wild card for HIT Sale

Friday, 14 October 2011

Magic Millions and Raheen Stud have organised a get-out-of-jail card for buyers at the Gold Coast HIT Sale next week.

Magic Millions has catalogued 307 lots for the Wednesday and Thursday sessions and the very last one to parade could be the wild-card.

Catalogued as Lot 307, the grey Bradbury’s Luck – Lady Of Jewels colt is one of five two year-olds being prepped for the Gold Coast by Raheen studmaster Basil Nolan jnr.

The Bradbury’s Luck colt is a half-brother to Singapore winner My New Boss (Stromberg Carlson) who only cost $20,000 from Raheen at the 2010 HIT Sale.

Besides the Bradbury’s Luck, there’s a Canny Lad and three by Stromberg Carlson.

Raheen Stud has a great record generating winners for the South East Asian market.  Resident sire Stromberg Carlson has a 59% winning strike-rate with his exports.

“The Bradbury’s Luck colt is the last one in the supplementary catalogue,” Nolan said.  “He’s an October 30 foal so we by-passed the yearling sales.  We were in two minds whether to nominate for the HIT Sale but he turned the corner and really developed in the last couple of months.”

In the meantime, My New Boss helped out by showing enough to suggest he will be a money-spinner for trainer Brian Dean and the My MJ Stable in Singapore.

Closer to home, Bradbury’s Luck is the sire of promising Perth galloper Luckygray.

Luckygray is trained by Gino Poletti and has won four of his six starts to date.  He gets the chance to extend that record in the Club Burswood Hcp (1400m) at Ascot this Saturday.

Victorian based Bradbury’s Luck colt Grafstrom kept his sire’s strike-rate on the boil with a brave victory in the Settlers Run Golf Club Maiden (1600m) at Cranbourne on Thursday.  The Robert Smerdon trained colt was racing at a mile for the first time at just his third start.

“Bradbury’s Luck has been going really well with winners like Kennecott, Cash Back and Yoyo in Singapore,” Nolan explained.  “Our colt has a beautiful action and has a nice, long stride.  He’s the last one to parade and I reckon he’s definitely worth the wait.”

Son of Bradbury’s Luck wins again in Perth

Raheen has another promising grey galloper by the same sire at the upcoming Magic Millions HIT Sale.