Sales flow-on effect felt

The ripple effect of a strong Inglis Easter sales was felt by stud farms who reported pleasing results from the Newmarket complex.

Meroo Meadow's boutique Bell View Park Stud sold two of the three lots they put through the ring while they still hunt for a buyer for their Duporth filly, a half-sister to Group 2 winner Lonhspresso.

Their More Than Ready colt out of Soft Landing, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winners Universal Prince and Universal Queen, was snapped up by James Harron Bloodstock for $160,000. Noted conditioner of two-year-olds Gai Waterhouse will train him.

Bell View's other colt, a Zabeel product out of Group 1-winning mare Barinka, was knocked down for $100,000 to New Zealand's Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock.

"You always hope to see someone come in and pay over the odds, but at the end of the day if you exceed your reserve on average that's where you set your expectations," Bell View proprietor Garry Mackrell said.

"The interesting part I thought was there was such a diverse range of buyers. There were people from South Africa, America, the UK, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and obviously the local buyers."

Think Big Stud had one of the most talked about lots in the sale with the first foal out of champion race mare Faint Perfume. The Street Cry colt fetched $475,000, being sold to trainer Mark Kavanagh.


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