Justify X Cavaco yearling filly conformation shot

$460,000 for Justify Filly Bred on Magic Cross

Twin Hills Stud consigned the only yearling in Inglis Premier bred on the same cross as Golden Slipper favourite Storm Boy being by Justify from a daughter of Fastnet Rock and they were well rewarded when she sold for $460,000 on Sunday to Clinton McDonald Racing / Shane McGrath.

McDonald is the trainer of outstanding Group I Blue Diamond winner Hayasugi, who was purchased and is part-owned by McGrath, so Twin Hills’ Olly Tait was thrilled to see the filly from Cavaco snapped up by such great judges.

“Three years ago we decided to send a mare to Justify and as it turned out she was a Fastnet Rock mare and as we now know he’s done so well with those mares,” said Tait.

“The timing was good, but she still had to produce a nice filly and then the filly has had to do it herself. She’s come through every stage well and it’s a great result.”

The filly is the second foal of Cavaco, an unraced full sister to Group I winner Rock Classic and a grand-daughter of Group I VATC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Midnight Fever.

Justify also had a filly from stakes-placed Exceed and Excel mare Belhamage make $280,000 for Yulong when knocked down to Trilogy / Suman Hedge Bloodstock.

Justify has five more entries to sell on Monday.