Churchill filly tops annual SGA Yearling Sale at €120,000
An Australia filly also realised six-figures at €100,000
Two fillies realised six-figure prices when selling at the one-day SGA Yearling Sale in Milan on Saturday, with the Razza del Velino-consigned daughter of Churchill topping the auction at €120,000.
A total of 147 yearlings were catalogued with 129 offered after withdrawals, and 87 of those sold for a clearance rate of 67 per cent and an aggregate of €1,666,000. The average was €19,150 (compared to €29,190 in 2019), and the median €11,000 (€18,000). Unsurprisingly, given the economic climate, this was in contrast to last year when 83 yearlings made an aggregate of €2,423,000.
The top lot is a half-sister to Italian stakes winners Sweet Gentle Kiss and Sunset Key. The daughter of Galileo's dual 2,000 Guineas scorer was bought by Marco Bozzi on behalf of Alfalasi Mohamed Saeed Ali, and will reportedly head into training with Roger Varian.
The in-form Australia was represented by a filly out of the Listed-placed March Madness and realised €100,000 to leading local owners Scuderia Incolinx.
Allevamento LeGi’s Kodiac half-brother to this year's Italian 2,000 Guineas winner Cima Emergency was the highest-priced colt of the sale at €90,000. He was purchased by Andrea Marcialis, while a No Nay Never half-brother to Listed scorer Clockwinder sold to trainer Alduino Botti for €77,000.