A filly from the same family as successful sire Greys Inn proved popular at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
A daughter of champion sire Galileo, the filly was knocked down to Australian stud Emirates Park for 500 000 guineas.
The blue blooded miss is out of G1TJ Smith Stakes winner Melito (by Redoute’s Choice), who won five times including the G1 Winter Stakes and earned the equivalent of more than £1.7 million in prize money.
Melito is already the dam of useful Japanese four timer winner Campbell Junior (by Encosta De Lago).
Emirates Park General Manager Bryan Carlson was at Newmarket to select and secure the filly and was interviewed by Thoroughbred Daily News.
“She’ll go to the breakers in the next week or so and we’ll decide [on a trainer] from there, but she’ll stay here in the UK,” Carlson said.
“The boss, Nasser Lootah, is looking to have a few to breed and race here in the UK. He’s from Dubai and a lot of his friends race here.
“She’s got that broodmare potential and if we want to take her down to Australia we can, when she’s finished racing. She’s a lovely filly and I think she’ll suit both hemispheres in the long run. Galileo is doing so well up here, so it just fitted with what the boss wanted.”
Melito’s third dam is the great broodmare Summoned –whose five Group winners including outstanding sprinter and top class sire Zeditave.
Summoned is also the second dam of former Equus Champion and G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Greys Inn (Zabeel) and third dam of last season’s G1 J&B Met winner, and subsequent Equus Champion, Smart Call (Ideal World).
The sire of last season’s Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle, Greys Inn has 4 lots on offer at next week’s CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa:
Lot 36 – out of a winning daughter of champion sire/broodmare sire Fort Wood, this filly’s dam is a sister in blood to legendary Horse Of The Year Horse Chestnut (Fort Wood) and former Equus Champion Monyela (Fort Wood). This is also the family of recent graded winners Cape Speed and Off The Mark
Lot 117 – out of a winning daughter of Fort Wood and SA Oaks winner Idle Fancy (by former champion sire Badger Land), this filly is from the family of 1000 Guineas winner Glad Rags II, classic winner and hot young sire Union Rags and popular young Coolmore sire Declaration Of War
Lot 130 – bred on the same Greys Inn/National Emblem cross as Legal Eagle, this colt’s winning dam is a half sister to a five time winner and from the family of graded winners Casino Queen and Jungle Earl
Lot 144 – a half sister to stakes winning 2yo Kitti Cat, this filly is from one of the truly great families –her relatives include outstanding broodmare Hasili (dam of champion sire Dansili and second dam of successful SA sire Ideal World), Leroidesanimaux (sire of Animal Kingdom) and 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles, as well as mighty champion Giant’s Causeway