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California 2YOs: US$800k Cape Town Filly

Thursday, 22nd March 2007

John Ferguson (acting for Sheikh Mohammed) again out-bid Jess Jackson & paid US$800,000 for a filly by Cape Town (out of Charming Gal) also consigned by BC3 Thoroughbreds. The filly (a full-sister to stakes-winner Race For Glory) worked 2 furlongs in 21.0sec during the pre-sale breeze-ups & Ferguson told thoroughbredtimes.com: "Her full brother was a good horse & we felt the filly used herself really well & she's a really attractive model. I think it's likely she'll stay in the US." Consignor John Brocklebank (who purchased the filly for a sale-topping US$240,000 at the 2006 Barretts October California yearling sale) added: "When we bought her she seemed so obvious. But, of course, we buy in a dream world & sell into reality; but with her, reality was every bit of the dream. I think she's worth every penny."

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