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Double doses of delight for breeder

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Written by Paul Vettise

Victorian breeder Andrew McDonald is enjoying an impressive strike rate this season with two city-winning doubles already to his credit.

Half-brother and sister Extra Brut (Domesday) and Fill The Flute (Statue Of Liberty {IRE}) have been beautifully in sync in recent weeks and won at Caulfield and Morphettville on the same day last month.

And the pair were at it again when Extra Brut posted an impressive victory in Saturday’s Listed UCI S., following the Friday evening success of the Jamie Edwards-trained Fill the Flute at Moonee Valley.

Great buy at Southern

They are out of Dom Perion (Redoute’s Choice), a mare that McDonald snapped up under his Springfield Park banner for $6000 at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling and Bloodstock Sale in 2015.

“I can’t get the credit – I bought her in foal (to Domesday) and Fill The Flute was sold the same day I bought Dom Perion, but I’m taking it,” McDonald said.

Extra Brut as a yearling when sold to Spicer Thoroughbreds for $100,000

“Extra Brut’s a beauty and we foaled him down here,” McDonald said. “We were going to sell him as a yearling, but were told it would be better to sell him as a weaner.”

“We were going to sell him as a yearling, but were told it would be better to sell him as a weaner.” – Andrew McDonald.

Extra Brut was bought for $52,500 at the Inglis Weanling Sale by Gary Mudgway, who subsequently offered him at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale where he went to Spicer Thoroughbreds for $100,000.

“He was a ripper of a colt and I wanted to send the mare back to Domesday, but that was the year he went to Queensland,” McDonald said.

The mare slipped consecutive years before McDonald did get her in foal to Domesday and she has produced a colt and will be covered this season by Toronado (IRE).