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Average falls 32 percent at Cape Summer Sale

A FILLY from the first South African crop of the former Florida-based Trippi, who sired last weekend's Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes winner R Heat Lightning, dominated the one day Cape Regional Summer Yearling Sale in South Africa on Friday.

Trainer MikeBass secured the filly for R360,000 (£32,166/€37,418), more than double the price of the second top lot. However, the figure fell well short of last year's high of R700,000 for a son of Right Approach.

Consigned by Zandvliet Stud, she is out of Gem Queen and a half-sister to Victoriana, who was trained by Bass to run second in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes.

She was the highlight of a sale which saw major declines across-the-board. Total sales plummeted from R11,867,000 to R4,027,500 (£359,866/€418,615) - in part due to 100 fewer horses catalogued - while the average plunged 32 per cent to R48,524 (£4,335/€5,043). Six lots sold for R100,000 or more.

The dearest colt was a son of the Grade 1-placed Sadler's Wells stallion Casey Tibbd, who was sold for R170,000 to Racing Manager.

 

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