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UK Tatts Yearlings Day-2: $1.1m Pivotal Filly
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor John Ferguson out-bid Coolmore's John Magnier & paid 500,000 guineas (A$1.1m) for a filly by Cheveley Park Stud sire Pivotal (out of Listed-placed Rainbow Quest mare Zibilene) consigned from Barbara Facchino's Barouche Stud in Ireland. The filly hails from one of the late Gerald Leigh's best families: her dam Zibilene is a daughter of French Gr1 Prix de la Foret winner Brocade (dam of both Gr1 UK 2000 Guineas & Gr1 US Breeders' Cup winner Barathea & Gr1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Gossamer, herself the dam of last year's Gr1 Racing Post Trophy winner Ibn Khaludn).