Justify X Appealing Zophie 2YO breezing at Gulfstream

$1.1million for 2YO Justify Colt at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

The first crop of Northern Hemisphere bred foals by Justify are 2YOs this year and already they are making an impression under saddle with a colt by the undefeated Triple Crown winner selling for $1.1million at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2YO’s in Training Sale.

The most expensive colt offered on Wednesday, he was consigned by Wavertree Stables and bought on behalf of Coolmore by Jamie McCalmont.

He breezed last week in :10 seconds for his final furlong as one of the fastest of the sale and is out of the Group I winning juvenile Appealing Zophie.

A proven stakes producer, Appealing Zophie has left Group I winner Tapwrit, Group II winner Ride a Comet and stakes-winner Inject.

“We have seen a lot of Justifys,” Jamie McCalmont told TDN.

“The word seems to be getting very strong on them. This one looks like more of a precocious type than some of them look, so you'd hope he'd be running in the summer.

“I have watched him train here for the last week and he hasn't put a hair wrong. He stood up to the sale well and we wanted to buy the horse.

“He jumped two shadows and still managed to go :10 flat and stay on his feet. That shows a lot of athleticism.”

Justify has a stellar draft of 22 for the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale next week from a dazzling array of stakes winning mares and stakes producers, click here to see the draft.

Some of the highlights include:

Lot 62, the half-brother to Hong Kong Group I winner from Champion Australian 3YO Filly Atlantic Jewel.

Lot 249, third foal, a filly from Champion 2YO Filly in Argentina Kononkop (Arg).

Lot 267, the half-brother to Champion 3YO Filly Loving Gaby from Group II placed Maastricht.

Lot 285, half-sister to triple Group I winner Le Romain from good producer Mignard.

Lot 443, colt from dual Group I winner Srikandi, whose first two foals to race are both winners.

Lot 449, half-brother to US Group II winner Always Shopping and stakes-winner Mo Shopping from Group I placed stakes-winner Stopshoppingmaria (USA).