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Son Of Kodiac Tops Euro Offerings In Hong Kong

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Kodiac | Amy Lynam

By Kelsey Riley

While Australian and New Zealand-breds accounted for the top seven lots sold at Friday’s Hong Kong International Sale at Sha Tin Racecourse (click here for the full report in TDN AusNZ), European-breds did feature among the offerings, with a son of Kodiac (GB) topping the European imports and at a price of HK$5.2-million (£500,289/€585,322). A gelding-as all the offerings at Hong Kong sales are-he was purchased by the Happy and Healthy Racing Syndicate. Originally a 190,000gns foal purchased by Ballydogen Stud from Trickledown Stud, he was bought by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for 450,000gns at Tattersalls October in 2017 from Tally-Ho Stud. The bay is out of the Listed Boadicea S. winner Inyordreams (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), herself a daughter of the G2 Flying Childers S. winner Wunders Dream (Ire) (Averti {Ire}). He was the lone offering by his sire at the sale.

Kingman (GB), meanwhile, had a pair of geldings offered, and they brought HK$4.5-million (£432,942/€506529) and HK$4-million (£384837/€450,248). The first, out of the G3 Sweet Solera S. second Don’t Forget Faith (Victory Gallop), was a €180,000 purchase from Mocklershill’s Arqana May consignment last year, having been a 45,000gns yearling. The latter is out of the Grade III-placed Janicellaine (Ire) (Beat Hollow {GB}), a half-sister to Group/Grade I-winning filly Chriselliam (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) and Group 2 winner Very Special (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}). He was bought from Ballylinch Stud’s consignment at the Arqana’s August sale for €360,000.

The other European-breds sold on the night were:
• Siyouni (Fr)-Vintage Red (Fr), by Turtle Bowl (Ire), HK$3.7-million (£355,975/€416,479) (€100,000 yrl ’17 ARQOCT, sold by Fairway Consignment)
• Dubawi (Ire)-Longing To Dance (GB), by Danehill Dancer (Ire), HK$3.7-million (200,000gns yrl ’17 TATOCT, sold by Oakgrove Stud)
• Frankel (GB)-Jakonda, by Kingmambo, HK$3.5-million (£336,733/€393,967) (€310,000 yrl ’17 ARAAUG, sold by Montaigu)
• Farhh (GB)-Catchline, by Bertolini, HK$3-million (£288,628/€337,686) (67,000gns yrl ’17 TATOCT; 180,000gns 2yo ’18 TATAPR, sold by Tally-Ho Stud)
• Acclamation (GB)-Insaaf (GB), by Averti (Ire), HK$2.5-million (£240,523/€281,405) (85,000gns wnl ’16 TATNOV; 260,000gns yrl ’17 TATOCT, sold by Glenvale Stud)
• Exceed and Excel (Aus)-Regal Realm (GB), by Medicean (GB), HK$2.5-million (220,000gns yrl ’17 TATOCT, sold by Cheveley Park Stud)
• Big Bad Bob (Ire)-Kitoko (Ire), by Montjeu (Ire), HK$2.4-million (£230,902/€270,149) (€110,000 yrl ’17 GOFSEP, sold by Camas Park Stud)

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