Book 1 set to close with a bang

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By Bren O'Brien

A power-packed Saturday night session at the Gold Coast Magic Millions is expected to continue the strong trend of the week so far, with marquee lots by high-profile stallions Snitzel, Redoute's Choice, I Am Invincible and Not A Single Doubt expected to feature prominently among 83 lots on offer.

I Am Invincible leads the way on aggregate at the sale and he has four lots to round out Book 1, including the highly-anticipated Lot 869, the colt out of stakes-winner Oakleigh Girl (Snitzel), the daughter of Group 1 winning sprinter Miss Kournikova (Mr Greeley {USA}).

The highly anticipated Lot 869, I Am Invincible x Oakleigh Girl

The Yarraman Park sire also has another colt very early in the session in Lot 799, out of Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Mimi Lebrock (Show A Heart). Offered by Segenhoe, she is a half-sister to this season's stakes-placed 2-year-old Diddles (Snitzel), who sold for $400,000 at this sale 12 months ago.

The other two I Am Invincibles on offer are Lot 825, a filly out of Mizzle (USA) (Rahy {USA}), making her a half-sister to Listed winner Soft Sand (Dansili {GB}), and Lot 888, the final of Book 1, the colt out of stakes-placed mare Oxford Heart (Lion Heart {USA}.

Medaglia D'Oro (USA) had a $1m million-plus lot on the opening day and big things are expected of the filly out of G1 Blue Diamond S. winner Miracles of Life (Not A Single Doubt), which is listed at Lot 802 from Coolmore.

Lot 802 Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Miracles Of Life

The lot prior to that is a full brother to champion staying mare Jameka, by Myboycharlie (Ire) out of Mine Game (General Nediym), presented by Gilgai Farm. The mare has also produced stakes-placed Nikitas (Snitzel).

The progeny of another Group 1 mare opens proceedings with Lot 796 out of Mid Summer Music (Oamaru Force), by Not A Single Doubt, while Lot 803 by All Too Hard out of G1 Vinery S., winner Mirjulisa Lass (Danasinga), Lot 814 by Wandjina out of G1 Queensland Oaks winner Miss Keepsake (NZ) (Keeper) and Lot 817 by Snitzel out of international Group 1 winner Miss Match (Arg) (Indygo Shiner {USA}) are all from quality mares and will go in the first 45 minutes of what is always a frantic evening session.

Redoute's Choice still has the top two yearlings of the sale to date and hopes are high he can add another high-priced colt to the list when Lot 850 goes through the ring offered by Arrowfield.

Lot 850 Redoute's Choice x National Colour

That colt is out of multiple Group 1 winning sprinter National Colour (SAF) (National Assembly {Can}) and is a full brother to two South African Group 1 winners in Rafeef and Mustaqeem.

The other filly expected to be very popular with the market is Lot 853, the Not A Single Doubt out of Negotiate {Red Ransom {USA), making her a full sister to Group 1 winner Secret Agenda.

Not A Single Doubt also has another filly with Group 1 credentials in her pedigree in Lot 872, out of Ofcourseican (Mossman).