Jason Abrahams of Champion Thoroughbreds went to $120,000 to secure the top lot in the yearling session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale.
The daughter of Snitzel and the stakes-winning Stravinsky mare Tip The Wink was sold out of Curraghmore’s draft as lot 64 and will now head to John O’Shea’s Randwick stable.
“She is quite an athletic filly, not overly big, but Snitzel himself is not overly big,” Abrahams said. “There is plenty of attitude to her, she’s out of a Stravinsky mare so it’s on the same cross as Group One winner Russian Revolution who is going to Stud this year.
“She should go early, she’s an early foal and we’ll get a breaker in now and see if we can get her back for the Karaka Million in January.”
Abrahams said he has experienced a good run with breeder Greg Tomlinson, of Nearco Stud, and looks forward to continuing that association.
“Greg Tomlinson bred the filly and we’ve had a bit of luck with Greg in the past with Kuro and Southern Lad, so I am sure Greg will stay in for a little bit of the filly and hopefully the rub of the green continues.” – NZ Racing Desk.