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Redoute's Choice colt tops Hong Kong Sale

A BROWN colt by the champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice and closely related to sire Zabeel fetched HK$5.5m (£476,000 / €529,956) at the Hong Kong International Sale on Saturday.

Thirty lots went through the ring at Sha Tin Racecourse for an aggregate of HK$87.2m (£7,545,268 / €832,945).

The average and median prices of HK$2.9m (£251,508 / €279,000 and HK$3m (£260,000 / €289,000) were a fall of 34 per cent and 33 per cent from last year.

Mr Cheng Keung-fai, who bought five-time winner Danesis at this same sale in 2006, signed for the three-parts brother to the top -class Australian filly, Crowned Glory.

"To see him top the sale was no surprise. It was a realistic price for a beautiful horse with a lot of potential and a wonderful pedigree," said Mr Mark Player, the HKJC's head of international races, sale and development.

The colt cost the HKJC A$710,000 (£313,986 / €348, 845) at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale earlier this spring

A Pivotal gelding out of the Darshaan mare Kirov was best of the European consignment, fetching HK$3.2m (£277,543 / €308,356). He had cost the HKJC 160,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 in 2007.






Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882