A $450,000 Fastnet Rock colt topped a superb foal session at the Inglis Broodmare & Weanling Sale on Sunday.
Offered by Coolmore Stud, the outstanding colt from juvenile stakes winner Delta Girl is the most expensive weanling sold in Sydney since 2008. He was purchased by Belmont Bloodstock.
A total of 123 Select Session weanlings averaged $34,963.
Foals from the first crop of So You Think were in high demand headed by Lustre Lodge’s colt half-brother to G1 Thousand Guineas winner Irish Lights which sold to Coolmore Australia for $290,000. Other weanlings by So You Think sold for $130,000 and $80,000.
Other top-prices recorded by fellow freshmen sires included Uncle Mo ($120,000), Smart Missile ($80,000), Canford Cliffs ($65,000), Master Of Design ($52,000) and Foxwedge ($50,000).
New Zealand pinhookers were busy snapping up quality Australian bred weanlings. Lyndhurst Farm went to $190,000 to buy a Northern Meteor filly from Golden Pedigree.
Michael Wallace went to $155,000 the High Chaparral half-brother to yesterday’s South Australian Derby runner-up Scratchy Bottom. The weanling’s dam Silk Veil will be offered on Day 3 of this week’s sale.
Day 2 of the Inglis Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale continues at 10am on Monday.