Yarradale Stud sire War Chant (USA) dominated Book 1 of the Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale with three of the top four lots in the Swan Valley.

His half-sister to multiple stakes winning sprinter Quilista (Scandal Keeper) led Monday’s session at $240,000 when purchased by Attunga Stud’s Brian Nutt and bloodstock agent Jim Clarke.

Offered by Willow Dale Farm (as agent) for Korilya Stud owner Ellie Giles, she is also a half-sister to the LR Fairetha Stakes winner Red Can Man.

“It was actually a little bit more than we thought we would have to pay,” Nutt said.  “I’m really happy with the one that we got.  I really liked her and there’s plenty of upside going forward.”

War Chant chimed in with the $180,000 filly from Verse (Lot 133) and $170,000 for the colt from Diamonds’n’dreams colt (Lot 5)

Singapore-based Constance Cheng, buying under the Thoroughbred Owners Association and Sports Trust banner, purchased the filly who is a half-sister to G2 Hill Stakes winner Lamasery.  “I thought she was the top filly of the sale,” Cheng said.  “I really liked her as a type and it was great to be able to buy her off Yarradale Stud as I have had a lot of success with the stock from the farm.”

War Chant’s other six-figure graduates include the filly from Moonee Valley winner Eastward (Lot 11).  The Exceed And Excel mare is based at Yarradale and her filly was purchased by Amelia Park for $130,000.

Constance Cheng bought another War Chant when parting with $120,000 for the colt out of La Rochelle (Lot 50).  He’s a half-brother to the dam of this season’s G2 Danehill Stakes winner Dalasan.

A day after the Perth Magic Millions, War Chant sired La Belle Jude to win the Le Pine Funerals Hcp (1800m) at Sandown Hillside in Melbourne.  She was purchased by former Perth-based apprentice Gemma Rielly after being withdrawn from the 2015 Perth Magic Millions.

War Chant filly tops 2020 Perth Magic Millions