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Inglis Great Southern Sale Day-2: $300K For Exceed And Excel Colt
Day Two of the 2015 Inglis Great Southern Sale saw a continuation of impressive results through to the completion of the Weanling Sessions, and a promising start to the Broodmare Session. A further 42 Platinum weanlings were sold yesterday, taking the average for that session to $24,368 across a total of 192 Lots. 78 General weanlings were sold grossing $539,950, taking the average price for weanlings across both sessions to a record $19,329. The sale's top priced weanling was sold yesterday as Lot 241 (Exceed And Excel x Common Smytzer) from Makybe, which was secured for $300,000 by Victoria's Ampulla Lodge and New Zealand's Ascot Farm in partnership. The son of Champion Sire Exceed And Excel is the full-brother to Gr3 winner Exceedingly Good. Burnewang North Pastoral had a particularly successful weanling sale, selling all 22 of their offerings for an average of $36,761, shooting them to the top of the Vendors' Table by aggregate. Not A Single Doubt overtook Smart Missile to lead the Sires' Table (three or more sold) by average ($93,333), amassing $280,000 on all three of his youngsters that were offered. Following the weanling sessions, 52 broodmares were sold grossing $648,400. The top price paid for a broodmare was $160,000 for the Redoute's Choice mare Illusional (Lot 403). The dam of Group 2 winners Chase The Rainbow and Ms Funovits was purchased by Caulfield trainer John Salanitri on behalf of his client Eddie Hirsch. The remainder of the Broodmare Session (Lots 435 to 618) along with supplementary broodmares (Lots 740 to 762) and a stallion (Lot 619) will begin selling from 10.30am today.