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.

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