MACCA LODGE were in action at the PGG Wrightson Christchurch autumn sale, outlaying $8000 for an un-named Well Said weanling filly from the Smarty Pants family.
The filly, out of the Life Sign mare Imprint, is a half-sister to Opulent, who won the Group I Caduceus Club Classic as a two-year-old before being exported to Australia. Racing in West Australia as Am Opulent, she’s won a further 14 races.
Half-brother Idealindiamonds has won seven races from just 13 starts for David and Catherine Butt, who also owned Opulent and will get her back to breed from.
John Howe, of Christchurch, bought Imprint for $14,000 at the sale and Kaiapoi breeder Katie Carville paid $16,500 for another of her daughters, Idolise, a five-year-old American Ideal mare.
Imprint is a half-sister to Crackabella, The Fascinator and Giveitawhirlgirl, the dam of dual Group I winner Twist And Twirl, Feels Like Magic (now racing in the United States) and Bettor Give It (the winner of 15 races in Australia).
Well Said is a half-brother in blood to Net Ten EOM, the young Somebeachsomewhere sire represented in New Zealand by Macca Lodge.