FORM Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe, bidding on behalf of Mary Slack, secured one of the highest-priced lots at the 2016 Goffs Orby Sale 2016 in Ireland, on Tuesday afternoon.

Malherbe saw off US agent Justin Casse, standing with Justin Zayat of American Pharoah fame, with a bid of €480,000 ($538,420), for Lot 33, a colt from the penultimate crop of the late Scat Daddy—the sire of this year’s standout 2-year-olds Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia.

“He’s a very good-looking colt by a very good sire,” reported Malherbe. “We like Scat Daddy a lot as a stallion. He’ll be going go to Mike De Kock.”

The colt, out of the Listed-placed Exceed And Excel mare Excelente, played his part in a good day at the office for vendor Camas Park Stud.

The first-day averages and median prices were up 8% on 2015.

Photo: Dr John McVeigh (left), Mike de Kock and Jehan Malherbe at Goffs Sale.


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