ThoroughBred Racing

2.1M colt wins maiden at Muswellbrook

2.1M colt wins maiden at Muswellbrook

An interesting winner at Muswellbrook on Monday served as a timely reminder that not all million dollar colts end up fulfilling the dreams of their purchasers.

Nobel was the second highest priced colt at Inglis Easter in 2021.

The stallion syndicates are always looking for ‘sharp, running two year-old types that can be developed into stallion prospects’ and when Nobel was knocked down for $2.1million at the 2021 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale that was certainly the sentiment expressed at the time.

The son of Exceed and Excel from Peace Force was indeed sharp and precocious enough to finish third on debut in the Inglis Banner on Cox Plate day, but subsequent results were not forthcoming and in September last year he was offered in the Magic Millions Online Sale as a gelding.

Astute trainer Richard Litt purchased Nobel for $100,000 and he won his first race for his new trainer when scoring by a head over 1450m on Monday.