$150,000 Sebring Filly Tops MM Gold Coast March Day 1

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A beautifully bred daughter of Golden Slipper winning sire Sebring topped Day 1 of the 2020 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale on Monday.

The filly, consigned as Lot 63, was presented by Beaudesert based Bahrinna and will join the stables of star three-year-old Alligator Blood after being purchased by his trainer David Vandyke for $150,000 after initially being passed in.

The flashy chestnut is the first foal of stakes-winning Jet Spur mare Tina Melina, a half-sister to Group III winner Sexy Eyes and to the dam of Group III winner Aspect and stakes-winner Brown Ben.

“If she went through a January sale, she would have brought a lot more. She’s a quality filly and you have got to love the Sebrings,” Vandyke told ANZ News.

“The possibilities for the return on a Magic Millions QTIS filly is greater than almost any other sale because QTIS is an amazing scheme…especially for a filly.

“On top of that, we have got the Magic MIllions races (that she is eligible for). She is a beautiful filly out of a stakes-performed mare and I think she’s good buying at that price.”