€600,000 for Montjeu filly at Deauville

Montjeu’s yearlings have been predictably been in great demand at the Arqana August Yearling Sale, led by a filly who changed hands for a cool 600,000 euros on Tuesday.

Out of the Listed-winning Dansili mare Prudenzia, she hails from the family of Epsom Oaks heroine Alexandrova and always look set to make a splash at Deauville when offered by Ecurie de Monceaux, who bred her in partnership with Skymarc Farm.

Grant Pritchard-Gordon secured the filly on behalf of owner Paul Makin, and their purchase is set to go into training in France.

“She’ll stay in France to be trained although we don’t know yet where she’ll go,” Pritchard-Gordon told www.racingpost.com. “She’s French-bred and Paul already has horses in France.

“She’s a beautiful, quality filly and a great mover, and from a great female family. Paul has been after a Montjeu filly for a while – he loves Montjeu.”

Makin is not the only fan of Montjeu, the brilliant sire also had prices of €340,000, €200,000 (x2), €180,000, €165,000 etc on the sale’s first two days.

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