A Stellar Start to the Sales Season
17 January 2018
Cressfield returned from the Magic Millions Yearling sale on the Gold Coast boasting a 100% clearance rate and an average of $328,000 across the 8 lots sold.
Our sale topper was the beautiful chestnut Deep Field filly out of Shoboard. A half sister to 2yr old Listed place getter this season,Granny Red Shoes and 4 time winning daughter of Snitzel, Live To Dream, this filly has been much admired from birth at Cressfield and it was nice to see her similarly appreciated in the sale ring with Michael Wallace of China Horse Club in partnership with Allan Bell racing needing to spend $650,000 to secure the filly.
A full sister to Headwater ( Exceed And Excel x River Dove) with great residual valu was knocked down to Peachester Lodge for $400,000, and Bjorn Baker came back to the well to purchase a half sister by Smart Missile to his star filly Egyptian Symbol ( Stratum x Our Egyptian Raine) for $240,000.
Gerald Ryan is obviously aware that Foxwedge fillies are on fire and he was patient to wait for our last lot sold to secure a lovely one when he went to $425,000 to secure the filly out of Galapagos Girl.
Our attention now turns to the Classic sale where our small draft of 5 is represented by the sires Fastnet Rock, Olympic Glory, Charge Forward, Foxwedge, and Hinchinbrook.