Price spending Blue Diamond winnings at Premier Sale
Darryl Sherer – 28 Feb 2016
Blue Diamond Stakes winning trainer Mick Price was busy adding to the stable at the Premier Sale on Sunday.

Mick Price after the Blue Diamond Stakes win of Extreme Choice. Photo: Darryl Sherer

Price went to $280,000 for a colt from the first crop of All Too Hard consigned by Rosemont Stud on behalf of breeder Michael Christian.

“We’ve done a lot of work on this sale and I’d say we’re going to have to pay a premium for the horses we really want,” Price said.

“The good judges seem to gravitate towards similar types. There are not a lot of horses here I want – but this colt was one of them.”

The bay is the second foal of Group II-performed Jesse’s Girl, a half-sister to Group III-winning sprinters Eloping and Of The Brave.

“He’s a strong sprinting colt that I think has two-year-old written all over him. I had to pay more than I expected but he’s a nice horse,” Price said.

“I really like him and his breeder Michael Christian has a proven record of breeding winners, he was in Roedean with us and I think he’s going to come in on this horse as well as Vinery with the All Too Hard connection.

“There’s still a bit left in him if anyone wants to join in!”