Kavanagh knows the filly's family well. He trains her half-sister Divine
Madonna, who ran fourth in Wednesday's group I Robert Sangster Stakes."I'm hoping this filly will turn out very cheap as I have a huge opinion of Divine Madonna," Kavanagh said. Kavanagh will be hoping the filly can follow in the footsteps of another Mill Park graduate purchased by the Morphettville horseman in recent years, the group I Blue Diamond Stakes winner Undoubtedly.
Mill Park has an outstanding record of producing quality yearlings at the Adelaide Sale that have graduated to be stars on the racetrack. Fifteen percente of all foals born under the Mill Park banner have graduated to be stakes winners.Last year another leading Morphettville trainer, Leon Macdonald, paid $230,000 for the previous yearling from My Madonna by Gilded Time. Both that and this filly are half-sisters to Group winner Blessum.The opening day of Adelaide's biggest sale reaped almost $6 million for Magic Millions as 166 yearlings were sold at an average price of more than $36,000. There were 240 catalogued on the opening day, a pass-in rate that is of some concern.Magic Millions managing director David Chester said he was pleased with how the quality yearlings were the subject of plenty of interest."As has been the case with all yearling sales in Australia this year and around the world, the top offerings of the day were well received by a top class buying bench," Chester said.