CIARON Maher is on target to leave the Gold Coast after the weekend with more than 30 yearlings, following a busy second day at the feature Magic Millions sale on Thursday.
Maher, after a hectic first day, spent more than a $1 million on a handful of well-bred yearlings on the second day of the four-day premier sale.
His buys included $280,000 for a filly by Charm Spirit before spending $300,000 on a colt by Tapit, $170,000 on a colt by Prince Of Dubai, $120,00 for a filly by Super One, $310,000 for a colt by More Than Ready and $180,000 for a colt by Smart Missile.
“It’s a very strong sale,” he said.
“We’ve been the underbidders on a few today. We’ve still got a few yearlings over the next two days on our shortlist and we’re dealing with a few horse syndicators.”
Warrnambool Cup-winning trainer Patrick Ryan, who paid $195,000 for a filly by Written Tycoon on Wednesday, was a spectator on the second day.
“My clients are interested in one on Friday and another one on Saturday night,” Ryan said.
“The well-bred good types are selling very well. My clients are only interested in fillies as they are wanting to build their breeding stocks.”
The sale continues on Friday with the final session of the premier sale on Saturday night.