Footstepsinthesand saw his terrific run on the track mirrored in the sales ring on Tuesday, when his son (Lot 2) sold for £100,000 to bloodstock agent Bobby O’Ryan and trainer Richard Spencer at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale.
Consigned by Egmont Stud, the son of Stakes performer Ondeafears produced a fine profit on his foal price of €43,000, when he was bought by Paula Flannery. The sole offering on the day by his sire, chesnut colt was bred by Coolawn Stud at a nomination fee of €10,000.
Another to enjoy a profitable opening to trade was Fastnet Rock, whose Coulonces Sales-consigned son was knocked down to the Hong Kong Jockey Club buying team at £140,000.
Catalogued as Lot 25, the bay is the second foal out of the unraced mare Pretty Paper, herself a daughter of Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 runner-up Take The Ribbon. He is now, of course, destined for Hong Kong, where Fastnet Rock has a strong record with the likes of Hong Kong Vase third One Foot In Heaven, Group 3 Lion Rock Trophy victor Out And About, Chairmans Sprint Prize third Strathmore and profilic sprinter Captain Sweet.