Kodiac took centre stage at the second session of the Goffs Orby Sale on Wednesday when Alice Fitzgerald's colt out of Fikrah topped proceedings at €575,000.
The colt is a brother to Magical Sunset, a €340,000 Orby yearling last year who looked a very smart prospect in the making when defeating Sakheer on her debut at Windsor. Like that filly, he was ultimately knocked down to Ross Doyle, this time on behalf of Stall Perlen.
“We thought he was the standout of the two days,” said Ross Doyle. “Obviously the sister is very talented. He was beautiful horse by a sire we’ve done very well with. He never turned a hair, we went down to see him two or three times and every time we went, there was a queue to see him and he was showing the exact same way every time."
“It’s brilliant,” said Alice Fitzgerald. “Kodiac has been a very lucky stallion for us, he works very well with that mare. I hope he’s good for his new owners.
“We’ve always loved him so we were coming up here excited, but you never really know. But he was going down very well from start to finish – he showed like a dream and it makes our life a lot easier when they’re like that.”
A good sale for Kodiac also saw our filly out of Bionic Butterfly sell for €260,000 to Mike Fowler for Team D.
Overall, Kodiac returned an average of €136,357 for 14 yearlings sold.
Mehmas returned an average of €129,600 for five sold - a clearance rate of 100%. Paddy Twomey bought our filly out of Champagne Or Water for €260,000 while Robson Aguiar signed at €150,000 for Baroda Stud's colt out of Broadway Duchess.
Cotai Glory hit an average of €150,000 - impressive for a 2020 €5,000 fee - courtesy of our filly out of Fidaaha who made €200,000 to Ken Condon and colt out of La Cuvee who sold for €100,000 to Ben McElroy on behalf of Stonestreet Farm and My Racehorse.
Kessaar also made his presence felt as the sire of a filly out of Chellalla who sold for €110,000 to John McCormack.
WARM REACTION TO INNS OF COURT
Particularly encouraging was the reaction to Inns Of Court. Each of his yearlings through the ring found new homes for an average of €128,333 - off a 2020 fee of €7,500.
They included our half-brother to Persian Force (pictured below) who sold for €170,000 to Amo Racing and Robson Aguiar and the half-sister to Adaay who made €135,000 to Jason Kelly.
Many thanks to everyone who supported us at the Goffs Orby Sale.