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NZB Select Day-2: $300,000 For Per Incanto Filly

Friday, 3rd February 2017

Little Avondale Stud sire Per Incanto starred on day two of the New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale at Karaka yesterday with two Victorian-based trainers entering a fierce bidding duel to secure one of his daughters. Sam Williams of Little Avondale Stud was thrilled when his filly (Lot 728) out of Grable (Pins) was knocked down the Victorian trainer John McArdle for $300,000.  The filly hails form the family of Gr1 winner and excellent producer Ballroom Babe, VRC Derby winner Polanski and Australian Cup winner Dandy Andy. "You have to be bullish about your own stock otherwise who will be and with Per Incanto’s results on the track, and at this year’s sale, all off the back of a $5,000 service fee - that’s just brilliant," Williams said. “We thought the filly that sold for $300,000 today would make around the $100,000 mark so to make $300,000 is just amazing.” The result also elevated Little Avondale Stud to the top of the leading vendor by aggregate table with 16 horses sold for $1,197,500. McArdle’s Redgum Racing proved too strong in the end against Matt Cumani who was quick to bounce back, securing Blandford Lodge’s Shamexpress colt from Hollywood Angel shortly after. At Lot 746, this was the second highest price paid on the day at $170,000. The first two days of the Select Sale have seen 294 horses sell for turnover of $14,020,000 and an average price paid of $47,687. The median price remained steady at $40,000 today and the clearance strengthened to 71%. The final day’s selling in the Select Sale will start at 11am today with Lot 921 and will finish up at Lot 1106.

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