A colt from Excellent Art’s first crop shared top billing at the opening day of Tattersalls Ireland’s September Yearling Sale at Fairyhouse on Tuesday when selling for 70,000 euros.
The colt, who was offered from Swordlestown Stud. is out of the Danehill mare Jathrah, a half-sister to the brilliant G1-winning sprinter Pipalong, dam of last year’s G3 Anglesey Stakes winner Walk On Bye (3c Danehill Dancer).
Eddie Fitzpatrick signed the buyer’s ticket and told EBN: “He’s a good looking, sharp sort from a quick and high-class family by an exciting young stallion.”
Excellent Art’s first crop have also been in demand at Deauville and Doncaster this summer with prices of €102,000, €90,000, €80,000, £75,000 etc.
The colt’s 70,000 euros price tag was equalled at Fairyhouse by a daughter of Starspangledbanner’s sire Choisir sold by Norman Ormiston.
Owner Nick Shutts, who has enjoyed great success with trainer David Evans this season, bought the filly, out of the Pennekamp mare Filimeala.
Excellent Art, who won the G2 Mill Reef Stakes at two and G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at three, is currently standing at Coolmore Australia for a fee of A$11,000 alongside Choisir, who is covering for A$37,750.