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Inglis Great Southern Day-1: $170K For Written Tycoon Colt
Woodside Park Stud's colt by Written Tycoon from Peppie topped the opening session of the 2016 Inglis Great Southern Sale yesterday when selling for $170,000 to the partnership of Ampulla Lodge and Ascot Farm. The colt was one of eight lots to sell for $100,000 or more with 152 weanlings selling for an average price of $31,378. Ampulla Lodge made a $500,000 pinhook profit with the top lot from last year's Great Southern Sale, a colt by Exceed And Excel, and Steve and Ceri Jostlear were delighted to secure what they thought was the best colt in this year's sale in Lot 85. "He had good bone, a good walk and a great head and eye. It may be a line that gets used a lot, but we definitely thought he was the colt of the sale," said Ceri Jostlear. By the sire of Golden Slipper winner Capitalist, the colt is the eleventh foal from the Danehill mare Peppie which has already produced Group 2 winner Sea Battle and the Hong Kong Group 3 placed Full Of Joy. Tyreel Stud sold their three weanlings for $160,000, $140,000 and $120,000, eclipsing their expectations but rewarding their judgement on targeting their stock at the Great Southern Sale. The colt by Pierro from Mourasana (Lot 63) was knocked down for $140,000 to Paul Willetts who a few hours later went to $160,000 to secure Lot 108, a colt by Peirro from San Cristobel. Paul Guy of Heritage Bloodstock purchased the third of Tyreel's weanlings when going to $120,000 for Lot 84, a colt by All Too Hard from Listed winning mare Penny Banger. The progeny of first season sires also came under strong competition. New Zealand's Lyndhurst Farm went to $130,000 for a colt by Dundeel from Whitesails (Lot 163) that was sold by Two Bays Farm, while $120,000 was required for Tony Clift to purchase Lot 158, a colt by Akeed Mofeed from Video Star that was offered by Swettenham Stud. Hinchinbrook was the sixth sire to have a weanling reach six figures with Merrivale Farm's filly from Riverina (Lot 102) selling for an even $100,000.