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MM 2YOs In Training Sale Day-2: $450K For Star Witness Colt
The success of Star Witness progeny on the racetrack has continued in the sale ring with a late sale topper on Day Two of the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale yesterday. Local trainer Bryan Guy outlasted rivals in the sales complex to secure the colt, the last lot offered among the 2YOs, for $450,000. Presented by Washpool Lodge, the Star Witness colt is the second living foal of the Exceed and Excel mare High Aspirations. Star Witness' progeny had a Saturday to remember last week when Global Glamour won the Gr1 Thousand Guineas, her second Group One in a week, while Star Turn and Mella Maria added Gr2s to their outstanding records. On Tuesday, a colt by Star Witness from Ellamotion topped the opening day of the sale when to Singapore's Constance Cheng for $315,000. Yesterday it was the turn of his colt from High Aspirations to star. The good looking chestnut was knocked down to leading local horseman Bryan Guy who was accompanied by his son and new so-trainer Daniel. "He's a very strong colt," a delighted Bryan Guy said. "He was one of those horses you couldn't help but like." He added: "I'm delighted to have been able to purchase him - a great type of horse who breezed terrific and looks a great prospect. The way he walked showed a real purpose to be a racehorse."