$340,000 for Stratum Filly
Nobody knows more about Golden Slipper winner Stratum than Paul Perry, who bought the son of Redoute’s Choice from the Magic Millions sale ring in 2004 for $320,000 and went back to the source on Friday morning to secure one of his daughters for $340,000.
A gorgeous filly from Melbourne Rose (NZ) consigned by Victorian based nursery Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, she was a very successful pinhook for them having been bought last year as a weanling by astute agent Paul Willetts for $140,000 from the Teeley Assets Dispersal on the Gold Coast.
“I thought she was a lovely filly,” Paul Perry told Sky Racing.
“She’s from a Zabeel mare so has plenty of scope about her and will probably make a better three year-old.
“Zabeel is such a great broodmare sire, if you get one that can run, they train on and on.”
Zabeel has proven a great match for Stratum, the cross producing 18 winners from 25 runners led by stakes-winners Queenstown and Anlon.
The star filly, the most expensive for her sire so far at this sale, is the second foal of her dam, who is a full sister to stakes-winner Berlioz from the Cotehele House branch of the Eight Carat family that has produced numerous Group I winners including Danewin and this season’s Caulfield Guineas hero Shooting to Win as well as unbeaten sprint star Deep Field.
Stratum is having a great season on the track holding down ninth spot on the Australian General Sires List by earnings with over 60 winners of $2.9 million in prizemoney.