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€475,000 Australia filly sells to Godolphin

Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin team are understandably big fans of Australia, having campaigned his first stakes winner Beyond Reason (2f Australia-No Explaining, by Azamour), and the group added another of the sire’s choice representatives at Goffs to their string on Tuesday.

Anthony Stroud, acting for Godolphin, went to €475,000 for the filly out of a half-sister to G1 Arlington Million winner Debussy at the Orby Yearling Sale's opening session.

“Sheikh Mohammed very much liked this filly,” said Stroud of the Whitehall Stud offering. “Don’t forget, the boss bought Australia’s first stakes winner Beyond Reason. She’s a lovely filly - athletic and racy.”

Other yearlings by the popular dual Derby winner included a €245,000 colt bought by Stephen Hillen and a €210,000 filly purchased by Cheveley Park Stud.