Darley champion Exceed And Excel topped the Inglis Classic Winter yearling sale in Sydney on Sunday with a filly from Longueville Lass that made $50,000.
Offered by Rheinwood Pastoral, the filly was passed-in prior to Scott Asprey making a successful bid after she left the sale-ring.
Canberra trainer Matt Dale snapped up the highest priced colt when going to $47,500 for Willow Park Stud’s colt by Not A Single Doubt from Diamond de Triano.
Sydney trainer Pat Webster paid $45,000 for a Sebring – Hairy colt while Sam Kavanagh purchased a Sebring – Pearl Ardane filly for $37,500. Gerald Ryan filled out the Top 5 with a Rothesay – Eugenie Gold filly for $34,000.
Inglis reported 102 yearlings sold at an average of $9,177. The clearance rate was a disappointing 72%.
“I would have liked a much stronger clearance,” Inglis managing director Mark Webster said. “This end of the market is more susceptible to the nation’s overall consumer confidence which took a big dive after last month’s Federal Budget.”