Spendthrift make a $1.7 million Impact with Deep Impact colt

 

The belief in Japan's champion sire Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) held by Arrowfield Stud's John Messara was justified yesterday when global thoroughbred investor Spendthrift Australia went to $1.7 million to secure a colt (Lot 38, pictured) by the super sire.

The colt is also from a current Australian Group 1-winning family and a son of a mare by Redoute's Choice (Danehill), who is on the verge of winning his maiden champion broodmare sire title this year, and will be trained by Melbourne-based Lloyd Kennewell

The Group 1-winning trainer combined with his trusted agent Mathew Becker of Group 1 Bloodstock and Spendthrift Australia to land the colt with a single winning bid, becoming the first seven-figure yearling of the day.

Messara, who has been sending a collection of valuable mares to Japan in recent years to be covered by Deep Impact to southern hemisphere time, was delighted with the sales ring result.

"He's a lovely colt and he's out of an active family with the winner of the Sires' Stakes in there in the second dam (in Microphone)," Messara said.

"He's by probably the world's best stallion in Deep Impact. He was a lovely individual - basically he jumped all the hurdles.

"Spendthrift have an international outlook as well and he's out of an Australian mare by Redoute's Choice from a great Australian family, so that helps. He has the best of what the international market has to offer and the best of what Australia has to offer. I'm happy and good luck to the buyers."

Spendthrift Australia's Garry Cuddy agreed with Messara in being confident about Deep Impact being able to make his mark in Australia.

"There's not many to choose from and he's the best stallion in the world, so we had to give a bit to get him, but we are definitely happy to have him in our stable," Cuddy said.

"Easter is where you come to buy these big pedigrees and this horse definitely fits that description. It's a great Woodlands family and it's a fantastic running female family, so it was well worth it."

- ANZ BLOODSTOCK NEWS

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