Updated: Sep 24, 2022
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.