Guiliani filly from family of Torquator Tasso tops BBAG opening day at €135,000
First-season sires Zarak and The Grey Gatsby enjoyed good returns
The opening session of the BBAG October Yearling Sale saw Gestüt Schlenderhan's well-related Guiliani filly make the only six-figure lot of the day when selling to Gregor Baum of Gestüt Brümmerhof for €135,000.
In a timely update, the filly's dam - the winning Acatenango mare Tucana - is none other than the granddam of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso, who was already a two-time Group 1 winner in his home country before his success in Paris earlier this month.
Tucana has in turn already produced the Group 2 Diana Trial-winning Adlerflug filly Tusked Wings and stakes-winner Tahini, by Medicean and a Listed winner under both codes.
Almost Unreal, a son of Counterattack who was offered by Gestüt Karlshof, went the way of HFTB Racing Agency after selling as the second top lot for €75,000.
The colt is out of the Listed-winning Areion mare Alwina, who is in turn a granddaughter of champion German filly and German 1,000 Guineas scorer Alte Zeit. Also on the page are Group 3 winner and Premio Vittorio di Capua runner-up Amarillo and fellow black-type winners Alter Adel, Aslana and Red Torch.
Adlerflug's untimely death earlier this year was a blow to the German bloodstock industry, but Wilhelm Feldmann secured a colt by the late Classic-winning sire when going to €50,000 for Nebrasko.
Consigned by Gestüt Ohlerweiherhof, the colt is the second foal out of the unraced Nakura, a daughter of Campanologist and Listed scorer Nobilissima. It is a family that includes the Listed-winning German Derby third Nouvelle Fortune, champion German two-year-old Noble Moon and Premio Dormello scorer Nouvelle Noblesse.
A filly by Haras de Bonneval's promising first-season sire Zarak made €42,000 when selling to Thomas Jander from Haras de Grandcamp.
The yearling is the first foal out of the two-time winning Soldier Hollow mare Silver Cloud, herself a half-sister to Listed scorer Sequilla and from the family of multiple German Group scorer Santiago and German Derby runner-up Sordino.
Another first-season sire, The Grey Gatsby, who has been represented by four individual winners including the stakes-winning Mylady, was on show when Haras de Grandcamp's colt by him realised €40,000 to Andreas Hacker.
Named Rely On Old Sport, the colt is the first foal out of the unraced Reliable Man mare Carrigart Belle, a half-sister to Listed Flat winner and Grade 3 hurdles scorer Rich Coast and Casual, the dam of Australian Cup victor Harlem.
The sale continues on Saturday from 10am local time.