A yearling colt by Coolmore sire Montjeu topped Day 1 of Goffs February Sale on Tuesday when he changed hands for 100,000 euros (AUD 157,550).
The colt, who was offered by Abbeville & Meadow Court Studs, is out of Grand Lodge mare Playboy Mansion. The dam is a sister to the 2006 Dahlia Hcp (G2) winner Grande Melody. He was purchased by Hugo Merry Bloodstock.
“He’s a son of top sire and didn’t look bad value at all,” Merry said. “Particularly when you consider how many top class horses this family has produced from the Sadler’s Wells line.”
A Montjeu colt that sold for 250,000 euros (AUD 400,685) was one the headline acts at the 2006 Goffs February Sale. Racing as Frozen Fire, he went to win an Irish Derby.
Other yearlings to make the leader board included a Dalakhani colt for 75,000 euros (AUD 118,150) while colts by High Chaparral and Acclamation both made 48,000 euros (AUD 75,620).
At the end of the first session, Goffs reported the average was up 32% compared to the 2009 equivalent. On the downside, the clearance rate was only 48%. Day 2 continues on Wednesday.