Redoute's Choice was responsible for the two top lots from day two.PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES
Respectable second day at Inglis Premier
DAY TWO at William Inglis's Premier Yearling Sale saw figures continue Monday's trend, representing a big improvementon last year's sale but still unable to match 2008 figures. There were two joint-top lots who sold for A$400,000 (£222,222/€251,111), both by Redoute's Choice.
The day's aggregate exceeded A$10 million, A$1,419,728 higher than on the same day last year from close to 20 per cent fewer lots offered and sold, though a long way behind the A$14,033,000 of receipts in 2008.
The day's average was A$78,924 (£43,847/€49,547) and the clearance rate 78 per cent. The running total of $A19,763,000 traded so far is fast closing in on the tally from last year of A$23,366,272.
Eight yearlings topped A$200,000 (£111,111/€125,555) on Tuesday, among them yearlings by Encosta De Lago, Fastnet Rock, Choisir and Flying Spur.
The first of the top lots to sell was a Redoute's Choice filly out of Maze, a New Zealand-bred mare who was a Group 2 winner in her home nation. She was consigned by Bellerive Stud and bought by F W Mitchell.
Lot 300 matched that price, this time a colt by the same sire. He is out of the US-bred mare Oceanette by Pancho Villa who raced in Japan, winning twice. Oceanette is a half-sister to a Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed runner in Japan called Biwa Shinseiki.
The colt's second dam is an unraced sister to Storm Bird, who has produced three black-type producers. New Zealand buyer Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock was the successful bidder on the Arrowfield Stud offering.
Mark Webster, managing director of Inglis, said: "While the results are a positive reflection on the state of the market, they are also a glowing endorsement for the growth and internationalisation of the Melbourne Premier Sale."