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Mowbray Shines On Tassie Magic Millions Sale Eve
The scene is set for today’s 2017 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale after a successful meeting at Mowbray overnight. In a thrilling finish the race debutant Heaven’s Delight edged out the favourite Derasa to win the $50,000 Magic Millions Tasmanian 2YO Classic (1200m) at Launceston. Heaven’s Delight, who had trialled brilliantly leading into the race, showed speed throughout and led her rivals into the straight. Derasa, narrowly beaten in the recent Elwick Stakes, sat second throughout and looked the winner when she ranged up in the straight. But showing great fighting capabilities at her first start, the Gary White-trained Heaven’s Delight was able to fight back on the fence and win. Winning rider Daniel Moor told owners David and Louise Adams the filly had a bright future. “She’s got a good deal of ability,” Moor said. “She was very strong to the line and to see a two-year-old fight back after being headed; that was a great sign.” Heaven’s Delight was presented at last year’s sale by Armidale Stud but was passed in after failing to reach her $50,000 reserve. The yearling full brother to Heaven’s Delight by Star Witness is Lot 95 and will be presented by the Armidale team this afternoon. Both Heaven’s Delight and her sale bound full brother are from the smart Stratum mare Heaven’s Choice – a daughter of Prayer Time, a twice winning two-year-old half-sister to Victoria Derby winner Polanski. Click here to view the online catalogue.