Inns Of Court was to the fore yet again at the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale on Wednesday, this time thanks to our filly out of Ziggy's Secret who realised €100,000 to Highflyer Bloodstock. Her sale followed hot on the heels of that of a colt out of Silk Fan, who topped day one of the auction when selling to Manor House Farm for €110,000. Thus, Inns Of Court was responsible for two of the sale's six lots to make €100,000 or more.
The Ziggy's Secret youngster was the only filly of the sextet to break into six-figure territory. Bred by Robert Norton, she is a half-sister to two winners and related to Group 1 winner Imperial Dancer.
"I have been very taken by the stock by Inns Of Court and she was definitely more than the budget I had proposed, but she was a three-star horse all week and stood out," said Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock. "We weren't necessarily looking for a filly at the sale but she was my pick. Simon was on the phone and we had to go that little bit more than expected, but hopefully she is a nice filly."
He added: "I have been very taken by all of the ones I have seen by him. They do look athletic. A lot of the Inns Of Courts stayed on my list for a second look which is a good sign. There were some nice ones at the Somerville and I really liked the one that made €110,000 on Tuesday. I actually bid €100,000 for him. I thought this filly was a queen and, while she was a bit more expensive than I thought she'd be, if you like them, you have to go for them."
Overall, it was an excellent sale for Inns Of Court, who wound up with an average of €40,077 for 13 sold. In addition to the pair of six-figure lots, his stock included our colt out of Zakyah who sold for €65,000 to Nick Bell and a colt out of Teeline who made €55,000 to Blandford Bloodstock.
Mehmas also enjoyed a good sale as the sire of three yearlings to sell for €60,000 or more, among them a filly out of Lisfannon who made €80,000 to Manor House Farm out of the Grove Stud consignment.
Cotai Glory's draft included a colt out of Asrafairy who was sold by us for €65,000 to Gary Halpin and Sean Davis.
Many thanks to everyone who supported us at the sale.