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Canford Cliffs Filly Tops DBS Day 2
A filly by freshman sire Canford Cliffs topped the second day of the DBS Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster when selling to Tony Nerses for £180,000. The filly was one of four yearlings secured by Nerses on behalf of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, the owners of Derby winner Authorized, including a Canford Cliffs colt for £140,000. "The two we bought are the two we liked most out of all the Canford Cliffs yearlings here," said Al Homaizi. That sentiment was echoed by Nerses, who added: "They were two of the nicest yearlings here. They both have a good bit of quality, athleticism and substance." Consigned by Manister House Stud, the top-priced filly is the first foal out of Highclere's winning mare Decorative, a close relation to smart dual-purpose performer Forgotten Voice from the family of Breeders' Cup winner Arcangues. While Starspangledbanner's colt out of Ultimate Best remained the sale's highest priced yearling at £230,000, the sire's only other offering, a chestnut colt out of the Medicean mare Milton Of Campsie (Lot 478), was passed in after failing to reach its reserve price of £70,000.