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Redoute's Choice - Caulfield 09.10.99

Redoute's Choice was responsible for the two top lots from day two.


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."




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