Street Sense filly heads opening Perth session
SESSION ONE of the the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale finished with a similar level of trade to 2010, with the average of A$46,500 (£29,100/ €34,222) two per cent lower than last year, the aggregate down seven per cent at A$3,580,500 (£2,240,590/ €2,635,062), and the median unchanged at A$40,000 (£25,031/ €29,436). The clearance rate was 75 per cent.
The session-topper was a Street Sense filly knocked down to agent Justin Bahen for A$200,000 (£125,134/ €147,181). She is the eighth foal out of Melbourne Cup winner Jezabeel, by Zabeel, and was the fourth lot to go through the ring. She will join trainer Mark Kavanagh.
There were seven six-figure lots, including a A$150,000 (£93,850/ €110,384) Exceed And Excel colt bought by Donna Riordan, and like the Street Sense filly, offered by Distinct Racing and Breeding Pty Ltd. He the first foal out of the Group 2-winning Xaar mare No Questions, a half-sister to Listed winner French Favorite.
An filly by Oratorio fetched A$85,000 (£53,155/€62,526), offered by Gervase Park Stud and bought by to Stephen Rowe, while a Shamardal filly offered by Durham Lodge made A$79,000 (£49,431/ €58,136), selling to Todd Harvey. Also a first foal, her dam was unplaced on the track but is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Stormy Nova.