O’Reilly Filly Goes To Gr 1 Stable

An astute judge went to $115,000 to secure an O’Reilly filly from WS this afternoon for the farm’s top-priced lot after two days of the Select Sale. Matamata trainer Roger James was the successful bidder on the daughter of the well-performed racemare Irish Colleen.

Offered by the stud with Daniel and Elias Nakhle, she is the first foal of the Gr 2 Concorde Handicap winning daughter of Shinko King and is a direct descendant of the former Australian Horse of the Year and multiple Gr 1 winner Maybe Mahal. O’Reilly made a further impact as the dam-sire of the Pins colt, whose third dam is the Gr 1 Waikato Sprint winner Mrs Selleck, who went to the $90,000 bid of Masterton-based agent Bruce Perry.

O’Reilly’s associate stallion Savabeel was also in the thick of the action with Wairarapa horseman Andrew Campbell in to the tune of $102,500 for a well-related colt. The youngster is out of the Pins mare Miss High Heels who is a sister to the Gr 2 Moonee Valley Cup winner Gallopin. Dual Gr 3 CJC Gold Cup winner Size Ten is another prominent staying force in the pedigree.

Another sale of note today was the $80,000 purchase by prominent agent Guy Mulcaster of the O’Reilly colt out of the unraced Pins mare Millilli. She is a half-sister to the multiple Singapore Gr 3 winner Onceuponatime (Singapore Guineas, Juvenile Championship) with their dam the Gr 2 Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic winner Scarlet Runner. Gr 1 Emirates Stakes winner Sky Cuddle also appears on the pedigree page with more recent stakes form coming from the Gr 2 Alister Clark Stakes winner Highly Recommended.

Recent News
21 July 2024

Group 1 hope back in style

The Richard Didham-trained Diablo Blanco took her first steps toward an elite level springtarget with an effortless resuming victory at Oamaru on Sunday. The daughter of Waikato Stud’s leading first season sire Super Seth returned …

Read More
21 July 2024

Jedibeel in Rosehill victory romp

The Brad Widdup-trained Jedibeel continued the impressive progress he has made thispreparation with a dashing victory at Rosehill on Saturday. Since resuming, the four-year-old son of Savabeel has now won three times and postedrunner-up finishes …

Read More