Last week’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale (4 - 6 April) produced strong trade and the Hong Kong Jockey Club was successful in purchasing seven athletic youngsters from the Sydney auction for a total outlay of A$3.51 million (approximately HK$20.85 million)
Day three saw the Jockey Club secure a fine son of the Group 1 sire Snitzel for A$870,000. The handsome colt, Lot 330, is out of the top-class Scarlett Lady, winner of the G1 Queensland Oaks and G1 New Zealand Stakes.
A short while later, the hammer fell in the Club’s favour for Lot 360, an A$800,000 colt by the champion producer Exceed And Excel, who numbers G1 Al Quoz Sprint winner Amber Sky among his successful Hong Kong progeny. The youngster is a half-brother to five winners, including the Group 1-winning South African filly Happy Archer.
Between times, the Jockey Club snared a strong Written Tycoon colt, Lot 338, for A$530,000. The classy type is out of a sharp half-sister to the multiple G1 winner Mummify.
Two more standouts were purchased during the first two sessions, each for A$420,000. On day one, Lot 120, an Exceed And Excel colt from a top class family, his second dam being a full-sister to the champion Fastnet Rock; and on day two, a Medaglia D’Oro colt out of the G1 Myer Classic winner Hurtle Myrtle.
Lot 38 ch c Sepoy ex Ancient Song (Canny Lad) – A$150,000 (Approx. HK$891,000)
Lot 120 b c Exceed And Excel ex Emotional Circus (Elusive Quality) – A$420,000 (Approx. HK$2,495,000)
Lot 180 b c Medaglia d'Oro ex Hurtle Myrtle (Dane Shadow) – A$420,000 (Approx. HK$2,495,000)
Lot 330 b c Snitzel ex Scarlett Lady (Savabeel) – A$870,000 (Approx. HK$5,169,000)
Lot 338 – ch c Written Tycoon ex Shabtis (Elusive Quality) – A$530,000 (Approx. HK$3,149,000)
Lot 360 – b c Exceed And Excel ex So Tempted (Jeune) – A$800,000 (Approx. HK$4,753,000)
Lot 366 – b or br c I Am Invincible ex Speedy Bell (Brocco) – A$320,000 (Approx. HK$1,901,000)