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Tale Of The Cat filly tops second day of Inglis

A DAUGHTER of American shuttler Tale Of The Cat topped the second day of the Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale in Australia on Monday when selling for A$120,000 (£81,051/€97,444).

Les Bridge and Kim Harding signed the ticket for the filly, who is a half-sister to four winners and out of the Listed-placed Zakuro, by Hurricane Sky. She was consigned by Crowning Stone.

The Tale Of The Cat filly was one of five lots to sell for six figures on a day when 154 yearlings sold for a total of A$4.94 million.

The average for the three-day sale is running at A$31,472 (£21,259/€25,556), which represents a minor four per cent drop from the 2011 figure. The median of A$25,000 (£16,888/€20,298) is trailing that of 2011 by only A$1,000.

"Vendors have done a fantastic job presenting their yearlings in brilliant fashion," said Inglis auctioneer Jonathan D'Arcy, "and with the knowledge that Group 1 winners have been purchased at all different levels at Classic it has been great to see so many loyal buyers from around the region back buying at the sale."

The Classic sale concludes on Tuesday.




Galileo £11,596,660
Dark Angel £3,699,044
Dubawi £3,194,697
Frankel £2,707,058
Kodiac £2,229,292
Acclamation £2,089,105
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882