Redoute’s Choice colt makes $750,000

Redoute’s Choice supplied the top price on day three of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, when Reavill Farm’s much-admired colt from Cloister was knocked down to Gerald Ryan for $750,000. Ryan trained the colt’s Group 1-winning sister Melito for Reavill Farm.

Pictured: Lot 532, the handsome Redoute’s Choice-Cloister colt sold for $750,000 to leading Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

The seven Redoute’s Choice yearlings – all colts – sold so far have averaged $378,571. After four withdrawn lots, a colt tomorrow evening and a filly on Sunday will complete the champion sire’s Magic Millions offering for 2012.

The stock of his sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt continued to find favour with buyers and both posted six-figure prices today.

James Bester went to $135,000 for Not A Single Doubt’s son from Charlotte de Belle, offered by Kitchwin Hills. Not A Single Doubt’s sale average is more than 7 times his 2009 service fee.

Snitzel’s average rose to $161,000 today, partly thanks to John O’Shea’s successful $350,000 bid for Luskin Park’s Ultimate Fever colt – the highest price yet paid for a Snitzel yearling at a Magic Millions sale.

Flying Spur ‘s second top price of the sale to date came today, when Cameron Cooke Bloodstock paid $200,000 for the Categorical filly consigned by Newgate Farm. His average after three sessions is $137,222.

Charge Forward ‘s top price today was the $135,000 paid by Bart Cummings for the colt from Cadillac – a grandson of the Cummings-trained VRC Oaks winner Taj Eclipse.

Highlights of today’s selling for Starcraft were supplied by Arrowfield’s Top Cuban colt, purchased by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds for $290,000, and Attunga Stud’s Chic Choice filly, bought for $170,000 by Laurel Oak Bloodstock.

Selling continues this evening and tomorrow. Arrowfield presents six lots tonight and concludes in Session 5 with a trio of fillies by by Starcraft and Charge Forward.

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