Bright Future for Sha Tin Winner
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 2
Lightly raced Exceed and Excel three year-old Big Party looked a horse on the rise at Sha Tin on New Year's Day, great news for his half-sister headed to Magic Millions.

Big Party - HKJCThe dashing grey powered to an impressive win, his second victory from just three starts.

A $420,000 Inglis Easter purchase for ABC Bloodstock from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft, Big Party was favourite for the Class Three sprint over 1200 metres and cruised home to win by a length and a half.

"He's a nice horse, he's still learning," said winning trainer Frankie Lor.

"He needed to learn to relax more in the race, because you can see sometimes in the mornings or in his trials, he pulls a bit hard. He relaxed a bit better."

Big Party is a half-brother to Group III placed Top Me Up and General Groove and is among four foals to race that are all winners from De Groove.

Bhima Thoroughbreds will offer the current yearling from De Groove, a grey filly by Scissor Kick, at Magic Millions 2019 as Lot 506.

Exceed and excel in upcoming sales:
Lantau Peak Hcp (C3) 1200m
Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 1:08.99
Big Party
T: F C Lor J: Grant Van Niekerk 53
3g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x De Groove (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: ABC Bloodstock
Grade One
T: P D O'Sullivan J: K Teetan 53
5g Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Zipanese (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $135,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Lindsay Park Bloodstock
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $42,500
V:Teeley Reduction, Melbourne, Vic.
B: Blandford Bloodstock
T: P Yiu J: S De Sousa 57
4g All Too Hard (AUS) x Cariad (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Ricky Yiu
Honest Way
T: D Ferraris J: D Whyte 55
4g Per Incanto (USA) x Our Foil (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $100,000
V:Kilgravin Lodge
B: Gillovic Bloodstock
Not Usual Talent
T: T P Yung J: U Rispoli 58
4g Zacinto (GB) x Compact Pussycat (NZ) (Al Akbar (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $34,000
V:Ascot Farm
B: NZB as agent
NZB South Island Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Park Hill Stables
B: Ascot Farm
Play Wise
T: C H Yip J: W M Lai 53.5
5g Alamosa (NZ) x Grey Swan (IRE) (Daylami (IRE))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $50,000
V:Wellfield Lodge
B: Michael Freedman/Waterford Bloodstock
NZB Select Yearling Sale $42,000
V:Wellfield Lodge
B: Exempt Bloodstock
T: C Fownes J: C Y Ho 52.5
4g Shamardal (USA) x Port Providence (GB) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: John Foote Bloodstock / Darren Weir Racing
Buoyant Boy
T: K L Man J: A Badel 56
5g Zoffany (IRE) x Close To The Edge (IRE) (Iffraaj (GB))
Big Bang Bong
T: K H Ting J: H N Wong 56.5
6g Big Bad Bob (IRE) x Dreamaway (IRE) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Sir Redalot
T: J J Size J: J Moreira 60.5
5g Sir Prancealot (IRE) x Spring Crocus (IRE) (Noverre (USA))
Play To Win
T: C W Chang J: C Wong 53
4g Burgundy (NZ) x Strictly Time (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB National Weanling Broodmare and Mixed Sale - Weanlings $7,500
V:Haunui Farm
B: Mr DM Goldsbury
Viva Council
T: L Ho J: M F Poon 52.5
5g O'Reilly (NZ) x Holiday In Goa (AUS) (Stravinsky (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $325,000
V:Esker Lodge
B: Mr PL Ho
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Esker Lodge
B: NZB as agent