Fastnet Rock Fillies Fire Premier Success
Setting a new record price on Sunday for a filly sold at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Victoria was a stunning bay filly by champion sire Fastnet Rock from Hidden Energy that made $675,000. Consigned by Swettenham Stud and purchased by Pat Carey Racing / Group One Bloodstock, the star filly is a half-sister to stakes-placed Kinetic Design and is the fourth foal of Group I placed Dehere mare Hidden Energy, a daughter of Group I winner Kapchat. This is the family of Saturday’s course record breaking mare Solicit, who set a new mark for the 1400 metres at Randwick when scoring a brilliant win in the Group II ATC Guy Walter Stakes. "She’s a very well-balanced filly and she filled all our selection criteria on correctness and she looked like the type of strong athlete that you need,” said Carey "She’s by Fastnet Rock and he needs no introduction - his fillies have been outstanding. The client that purchased the horse is keen to invest in fillies for breeding down the track, and she’s from a family that produces top-class fillies, so they have enormous residual value attached to them once they come off the track. "I knew that this type of page wasn’t going to come cheap and we were well prepared for that. The market is hot for these types of fillies.” The second highest priced offering of the day was another Fastnet Rock filly from blue-blooded mare Port Augusta, an Encosta de Lago half-sister to Group I winner and sire Holy Roman Emperor. She made $460,000 for Blue Gum Farm when secured on behalf of South African trainer Brett Crawford.