$350,000 Munnings Filly Tops Second Session at Fasig-Tipton
While not enough to catch Uncle Mo’s sale topper, the filly consigned by Hunter Valley had a strong hold on the lead when the last horse left the ring. She was purchased by the partnership of GMP Stables, Vekoma Racing, West Paces, and Oracle Bloodstock as agent.
“She was one of the top fillies of the sale,” Oracle Bloodstock’s Conor Foley told Thoroughbred Daily News. “We were tickled to get her. A few partners got put together a few hours ago to get her and we're really excited. I thought she was one of the best athletes of the sale.”
Originally sold for $130,000 as a short yearling, she was bred in New York by Fergus Galvin, Marc Detampel, Jayne Johnson and Adrian Wallace out of the dual stakes winner Freudie Anne. That mare is a half-sister to dual stakes winner Frostie Anne with the pair out of a half-sister to stakes-placed Irish Princess.
Freudie Anne had another Munnings filly in March and returned to him this year.
Munnings has three winners from three to run out of Freud mares like this filly, with the group led by Grade II winner Catalina Red. Storm Cat granddaughters overall are also responsible for Munnings multiple graded stakes winner and Grade I-placed Om among the four stakes winners and six stakes performers by the stallion.