Lot 954 TBk2 3918©Tattersalls
Love Is Blindness 19 © Tattersalls

Another strong day at the sales

A Frankel filly bred by John Camilleri was the highest-priced filly and a Bated Breath colt became his sire's highest-priced yearling sold at public auction on the opening day of Tattersalls Book 2 Yearling Sale. 

Lot 954, a Frankel filly out of Love Is Blindness (pictured), sold to agent Hubie de Burgh for 460,000gns. She is from the family of multiple Gr.1 winners Reliable Man and Fair Salinia and was purchased on behalf of Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm.

De Burgh commented: "She's by one of the great sires of the modern era and there are Classic winners in her page, she could be a Guineas or an Oaks filly. On top of that she is a beautiful filly from a top farm where I keep a lot of stock, and I've known her since she was a foal."

He added: "Craig is a great lover of the horse industry and is going to be a great breeder. He has some wonderful stock in Europe already and wants to collect this quality of bloodstock because he is thinking 20 years ahead. Hopefully she will be one of the foundation mares in the broodmare band. Craig is developing an Australian operation, European and American; it is very exciting."

Lot 828, a colt by Bated Breath, became his sire's most expensive yearling to sell at public auction when Anthony Stroud brought the hammer down at 260,000gns. He was purchased by Baroda Stud's David Cox as a pinhook for €95,000 at Goffs November foal sale last year. Cox said: "He did really well during the last few weeks of prep - he's a smashing colt. It is a great, fast family, the mare has already done it and I know Simon Crisford thinks the world of the two-year-old out of her, Caribbean Sunset."