Exchange Well-Rated in Newmarket auction
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Exchange Well-Rated in Newmarket auction

courtesy of the TDN 

The most expensive filly of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-up Sale was by Three Chimneys’ Exchange Rate; lot 117 is a half-sister to prolific winner and black-type earner Toccet’s Charm (Toccet), but she will ply her trade on the other side of the Atlantic after being bought by Oliver St Lawrence for 350,000gns.

“She’s for an existing client and she’s just a lovely filly with a good pedigree,” St Lawrence said of his new Exchange Rate filly. “Hopefully she can add some more black-type to her family. She breezed in a very nice time but that’s not the be-all and end-all.” 

The filly’s return represented the best pinhooking result of the sale for Norman Williamson of Oak Tree Farm, who bought her last September for $45,000. 

Exchange Rate was responsible for another of the more expensive offerings of the second session when lot 114 boosted Gaybrook Lodge Stud’s successful draft yet further when selling to Yorkshire trainer David Barron for 190,000gns. The late April colt is a half-brother to the Washington Oaks-placed Champagne Gal (Yes It’s True) out of an unraced half-sister to Grade II winner Imperialism (Langfuhr). 

Darley America-based Elusive Quality looks set to have a pretty fancy runner in Denmark following the sale of lot 125 to Ger Hourigan for 300,000gns. 

“He’s a gorgeous colt and he breezed really well. Let’s hope he’s lucky,” said the agent after signing for the three-quarter brother to GII Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Cary Street (Smarty Jones) on behalf of an undisclosed Danish client. Mags O’Toole selected the colt at Keeneland for $90,000 on behalf of consignor Eddie O’Leary of Lynn Lodge Stud. 

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