First Winner for Booker Brother – Breednet – Tara Madgwick

A full brother to Group I MRC Oakleigh Plate winner Booker, expensive Written Tycoon colt Banquo broke the ice for his first win at Sale on Sunday.

The three year-old joined the Danny O’Brien stable earlier this year after two unplaced runs for Steven Marsh.

Narrowly beaten at his first run back from a spell on October 9, Banquo was a short priced favourite for the 1400 merte maiden on Sunday and got the job doen in style winning by more than a length.

A $600,000 Magic Millions purchase for Bruce Perry Bloodstock from the Mill Park draft, Banquo runs for a syndicate that includes the Chittick family of Waikato Stud in whose colours he runs.

Banquo is the second winner from Noondie, a three-quarter sister by Flying Spur to stakes-winner Tranquility from stakes-winner Creatrix.

Noondie was sold at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale earlier this year for $600,000 to Mitchell Bloodstock and is now a part of the Yarraman Park broodmare band.

She produced a colt by Written Tycoon for her new owners this spring.