A daughter of Exceed And Excel set a record high price for a filly at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, knocked down for 500,000gns during the sale's second session on Tuesday.
Bred by Mick and Fiona Denniff and offered by Rosyground Stud, the filly is a half-sister to Beat The Bank who has added a facile victory in the G2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket since the catalogue was printed (lot 927). The winning bid was made by Richard Brown on behalf of King Power Racing which campaigns Beat The Bank.
Late in the session, an Iffraaj filly from Staffordstown was purchased by Godolphin for 300,000gns. The filly is out of a winning sister to the G1 Prix de Moulin victor Aqlaam (lot 1033) and continued a good sale for her sire.
Progeny from the first crop of Champion sprinter Slade Power continued to be much in demand, headed during Tuesday's session by a colt out of the Sixties Icon mare Summer In February. Purchased by Peter Doyle for 200,000gns, lot 886 will be trained by Richard Hannon for the Coolmore partners. Offered by Rathbarry Stud, the colt's dam is a half-sister to the high-class seven-furlong performer Dutch Connection, who shares his sire Dutch Art with Slade Power.
Slade Power enjoyed another strong result later in the day with lot 924, a half-brother to the G3 performer Melbourne Memories, who was purchased by Stephen Hillen for 140,000gns.
The progeny of first-season sire Farhh continued to be popular with his sole Book 2 representative, a colt from Tally-Ho Stud, purchased for 100,000gns by Richard Fahey. The colt is the first foal out of the Giant's Causeway mare Telegraphy, herself out of a half-sister to the smart US sire Exchange Rate (lot 914).