Mathletic Hammers For €500k To Top Arqana Online

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Kingman (GB)'s Mathletic (Fr) (lot 1), second by a neck in the G3 Prix de Fontainebleau, topped the Arqana Online December Sale at €500,000 from Ballymore Stables Australia/Paul Moroney Bloodstock. Also second in the Listed Prix Tantieme, the dual winner is a half-brother to GIII Seaway S. heroine Marbre Rose (Smart Strike), as well as the stakes-winning multiple graded-placed Gidu (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr victress Aviatress (Ire) (Shamardal). The extended family features GI Selene S. winner Zoftig (Cozzene) and her Grade I-winning daughters Zo Impressive (Hard Spun) and Zaftig (Gone West).

Triple group-placed Gregolimo (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) (lot 15) is also bound for Australia, after being picked up for €220,000 by Ballymore and Moroney, as well. Part of the Simone Brogi draft, the 4-year-old won the Listed Prix Nureyev as a 3-year-old.

Wertheimer et Frere consigned Ondulee (Ire) (Adlerflug {Ger}) (lot 2) went to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock. The €150,000 winning 3-year-old filly has been placed twice at listed level and is a daughter of listed winner Wanderina (Ire) (Manduro {Ger}). Hong Kong star Akeed Mofeed (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and two-time Group 1 winner turned sire Hernando (Fr) (Niniski) are also members of the family.

Second on the leaderboards on Thursday was a 1/50th share of rising sire Zarak (Fr), whose eldest foals are just 3-year-olds, that went for €450,000 to David Redvers Bloodstock. The son of Dubawi (Ire) and the Arc heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) already has nine stakes winners to his name, five at the group level led by seven-figure auction darling G2 Prix de Sandringham heroine Purplepay (Fr), who was third in the G1 Criterium International.

Another lot to make six figures on the day was lot 11, a 1/50th share of Persian King (Ire). Success Bloodstock Agency shelled out €150,000 for an interest in the three-time Group 1-winning French Classic winner. Gestut Sohrenhof snapped up a 1/50th share of Group 1 sire Almanzor (Fr) for €70,000. The shuttle stallion's Manzoice (Aus) claimed the G1 Victoria Derby earlier this year.

Listed winner and G3 Prix du Prince d'Orange third Epic Poet (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 18), offered by Jean-Claude Rouget, did not meet his reserve and was passed in at €370,000.

At the close of trade, 15 of the 19 lots changed hands for a gross of €1,845,500.

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