Fastnet Rock X Fiorentina yearling filly

$500,000 Fastnet Rock Filly to Ciaron Maher

There were only two yearlings by champion sire Fastnet Rock to be offered at Inglis Classic and both fillies came up on the final day of trade with Ciaron Maher Bloodstock securing the well bred pair.

Consigned by Coolmore, the filly from Fiorentina was bought for $500,000 by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock in partnership with Australian Bloodstock / Lustre Lodge and was the most expensive yearling sold in the last session of Book 1 on Tuesday.

The star filly is a half-sister to Group I winner and $1.1million earner Silent Sedition and stakes-placed Perfect World.

“At last year’s Magic Millions sale, the Snitzel colt out of Silent Sedition we went hard on and he is a lovely colt who is in the system at the moment,” Maher’s bloodstock manager Will Bourne told ANZ Bloodstock News.

“We wouldn’t be surprised if we get a pedigree update in the next 12 months on the page and, being a filly with a great physical, she has residual value and is a good investment for our clients.”

A half-sister by Dubai Destination to Group I Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso from Australian Group I winner Porto Roca, Fiorentina has a filly to follow by Merchant Navy and was covered by the champion son of Fastnet Rock again last year.

The second Fastnet Rock filly was offered by Newgate Farm and snapped up for $150,000 by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock again in partnership with Australian Bloodstock.

She is the first foal of Group III winning and Group I placed import Insta Erma (USA), who is by American Pharoah’s sire Pioneerof the Nile.

Given the recent record of success from Newgate Farm’s imported mares from the US, this filly may well make a very savvy investment.

Her dam Insta Erma had a change of ownership last year with Kia Ora Stud purchasing her from the Newgate Consignment at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale for $800,000 in foal to Fastnet Rock.