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$700,000 Filly Leads Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Charge for Munnings

A Munnings daughter out of Malibu Treasure was the fourth most expensive filly of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga opening session on Monday when Ben McElroy went to $700,000 to secure the bay early in the sale.

Offered by Denali Stud and bred by Baron Thoroughbreds, the filly is the second foal out of a daughter of multiple stakes winner Treasured Up. Treasured Up is also a half-sister to Grade II winner and Grade I-placed Choctaw Nation and to the dam of Munnings’ Grade I winner El Deal.

It was a big session for Munnings, who also saw D. Wayne Lukas sign for a $425,000 filly on behalf of BC Stables from the Four Star Sales consignment.

The filly is out of the multiple stakes-placed Roaming, who has two winners from two to race – including a colt by Practical Joke. Roaming is out of another stakes performer in dual stakes winner Throbbin’ Heart. The family also includes Group I winner Foxwedge, Grade III winner Count The Time and others.

Deuce Greathouse was the signee for a Munnings filly sold for Robert Masterson for $370,000. Taylor Made Sales consigned the filly out of Pleasant Drive, a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Fast Scene and stakes-placed Make a Scene. This filly’s second dam is a full sister to stakes winner Supreme, the dam of Grade I winner Silver State and a half-sister to Grade I Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos.

Tiz The Law’s trainer Barclay Tagg bought the last of four sold by Munnings during the first session when he signed the $200,000 ticket on behalf of Eric Dattner. Offered by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services for Merribelle Stable, the colt is the first out of the stakes placed Mzima Springs. Mzima Springs is one of two stakes performers for her own dam alongside Grade III winner Crewman.

The colt’s third dam is Grade I winner Serra Lake, a half-sister to the dam of Grade III winner Coal Play and the dam of Grade I winner Keen Ice among others.

Munnings’ first four yearlings sold at this week’s sale averaged $423,750 with a median of $397,500.