Exceed And Excel filly tops September Yearling Sale

Record figures seen at relocated Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale

A filly by Darley shuttler Exceed And Excel (Danehill) topped the second and final day of the relocated Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale on Wednesday when bought by Rabbah Bloodstock for £200,000. Relocated to Park Paddocks in Newmarket, the filly was the most expensive lot sold over the two day sale and was one of six lots to make over £100,000. 

Offered by Castlehyde Stud as Lot 451, the filly is a half-sister to this seasons Group Three winning filly Zain Claudette (No Nay Never) who added the Lowther Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at York to her resume last month. 

Ismail Mohammed, trainer of Zain Claudette, was in charge of bidding.

"She is for Zain Claudette's owner Saeed H Al Tayer," reported Mohammed.

"I was on the phone to the owner, he was keen to buy her, I hope she will be as good. There are some similarities between the two horses. We thought we might buy her for £100,000, but we were keen to get her – because we have Zain Claudette, who is already a Group race winner and if she wins a Group One, then we have the sister, too."

Two further lots sold for six figures on Wednesday; a colt by Smooth Daddy (Scat Daddy) who was bought by Johnston Racing for 120,000gns and a son of Mehmas (Acclamation) who made £105,000 when bought by JS Bloodstock and George Scott Racing. 

Rosemont Stud shuttler Starspangledbanner (Choisir) finished the sale as the leading sire with 16 lots selling for £665,000 at an average of £41,563. The most expensive of those was a filly out of the winning Averti (Warning) mare Divert who was bought by Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock for £85,000. 

Exceed And Excel meanwhile finished the sale as the leading sire by average (three or more lots sold) with his six yearlings selling at an average of £52,750. Tally-Ho Stud was the leading vendor selling 19 lots for £752,000 and Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock headed the buyers table having spent £834,000 on 16 yearlings. 

Wednesday's second session saw 177 yearlings sell for £5,083,500 at an average of £28,720 and median of £22,000. 

The sale concluded with 402 horses sold (90 per cent clearance) for a record average price of £27,060 a record median price of £20,000 and a record turnover of £10,877,978, increases of 24 per cent, 25 per cent and 49 per cent on 2020's returns. Over the two-day sale, six horses fetched six-figure sums, while 62 sold for £50,000 or more.

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