The Cheveley Stud’s National Sale draft received a handsome boost on the second day of trading at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

A Fastnet Rock colt was knocked down to George Moore, after a sustained duel with Coolmore, for AUS$1.8 million-or the equivalent of more than R16 000 000- during the Tuesday session.

The striking bay was produced by the top-class O’Reilly mare O’Marilyn, whose four wins included the G1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes. The regally bred O’Marilyn is herself a half-sister to Australian G1 winners Anacheeva (Caulfield Guineas) and Headturner (Australian Derby).

She is also a half-sister to the winning Anabaa mare Making Whoopee (who is an own sister to both Anacheeva and Headturner).

Making Whoopee has produced six winners to date and is also second dam of the stakes placed four time winner In Limine.

Excitingly, Making Whoopee will be represented on the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale by a colt by deceased champion sire Captain Al. The latter has been enjoying another superb season, and enjoyed a feature race treble over the past weekend, courtesy of Celtic Sea (G3 Pretty Polly Stakes), Al Danza (Jacaranda Handicap) and Undercover Agent (G3 Byerley Turk).

Captain Al is also responsible for this season’s G1 winners Snowdance, Sergeant Hardy and Tap O’ Noth.

This regally bred bay colt, as yet unnamed, is catalogued as Lot 198 and will be consigned for sale by Cheveley Stud, whose recent National Sale graduates include such outstanding performers as Legislate and Snowdance. – Bloodstock South Africa

Image: Snowdance