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$800,000 Fasig-Tipton Session Topper for Mendelssohn

A filly by Mendelssohn was the most expensive offering of the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on Monday when purchased by Speedway Stables for $800,000.

“We thought she was a great physical,” Peter Fluor told Thoroughbred Daily News. “We loved her breeze, as everybody else did. She is just a standout. Mendelssohn is on the move, but she just looked like a tremendous athlete to us. We loved the filly before I even got here for the Preakness,” Fluor said. “[Bloodstock agent] Marette [Farrell] had seen her and had seen her breeze. We just thought she had a huge amount of potential. And we loved her demeanor.”

Breezing in :10.1 last week, the Paul Sharp offering is out of the stakes Placed Lady Hansen. That mare is also the dam of Practical Joke’s Shiroi Toiki, who earned two wins in three starts after the catalog was released.

Lady Hansen is out of the stakes winning Where Woody Bea, who also produced stakes placed Steel Shot.

There are stakes performers under three of the four dams on the filly’s page with champion fourth dam also the dam of Grade I winner Conquistarose.

Mendelssohn’s Fasig-Tipton offerings on the first day also brought $190,000, $150,000, etc.