Godolphin spend

The operation secure three lots for a total spend of $445,000.

Vin Cox & Jason Walsh.
Vin Cox & Jason Walsh. Picture: Inglis.

Godolphin's mission to source well-bred fillies came to the fore at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale on Tuesday with the operation purchasing a filly by Written Tycoon (Iglesia) for $200,000. 

Sheikh Mohammed's operation has been stock-piling regally bred fillies at the sales this year and the daughter of the Woodside Park resident joins a daughter of Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) (Lot 1 ), who they purchased from Yarraman Park Stud on the first day for $140,000. 

Catalogued as Lot 593 and offered by Redbank North / Huntworth Stud, the Written Tycoon filly is out of winning Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) mare Amoret, who is a sister to Listed winner Le Val, while her half-sister is talented Group 1-winning mare Single Gaze (Not A Single Doubt). 

Further back Listed winner Emotive (Snippets) and Group 3 winner Imprisoned (Commands) feature on the page. 
"She very much fits the brief," said Godolphin's bloodstock manager Jason Walsh said. "We have made no secret that our primary objective is to source fillies from big families that can not only do it on the racecourse but ultimately will join our broodmare band and can contribute over a long period of time. 

"She was a particularly taking individual and she caught our eye. We've seen her a lot this week and she's done very well. She's got a great attitude, we were there to be strong and we are delighted to be taking her home. Single Gaze was a top-class filly herself and there is a bit of movement in those pedigrees and we thought she was an individual who might be gaining black-type herself - that is certainly the aspiration."

Walsh said he felt they would have to go higher than $200,000 to secure the filly, but was very happy to be taking her home. 

"To be honest we thought we might have to be a bit stronger to get her, but one should never explain about not having to spend more money," said Walsh. 

"We are measured in what we are doing and assigning values and participating in the market, but not in any way underpinning it. It is all about sourcing quality for our broodmare band and if we find colts we like, particularly by our stallions, we are very interested as well and it's great to be back participating in the market."

Godolphin also purchased a colt by their resident sire Teofilo (Galileo) for $105,000 from the Vinery Stud draft, who was catalogued as Lot 554.

"We also bought a lovely Hinchinbrook filly, again she is from a good family and a lovely Teofilo colt today [Tuesday]. We've had a good time shopping and we are really pleased to be participating and supporting our clients who support us."

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