FOLLOWING two extraordinary days of trade for the premium lots, Wednesday's session at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale was predictably a lot quieter and only one lot made six figures.
The day's top two lots were sold by Godolphin and they were both bought back by the stud farms which bred them.
Tally-Ho Stud paid 125,000gns for Miska, a two-year-old Kodiac filly who won a Nottingham maiden for Simon and Ed Crisford in June. Tally-Ho sold her as a yearling for 210,000gns.
A representative of the stud said: "She won her maiden and looked good, but did not progress. We sold her full-sister at the October yearling sale for 475,000gns and she is a very nice sort, too. We'll see what to do with Miska, but she'll likely go to stud now."
Tally-Ho Stud has bought 12 fillies and mares so far this week.
The three-year-old Angel's Point (by Dark Angel) from the Godolphin draft was knocked down to the Swinburns' Genesis Green Stud for 90,000gns. She is out of the Montjeu mare Madonna Dell'orto and was bred by the Swinburns under Rockwell Bloodstock banner.
Angel's Point was sold for 260,000gns as a yearling but showed little in two lifetime starts for trainer Andrew Balding. Michael Swinburn said: "Andrew thought a lot of Angel's Point, but she had a few training issues. We do have a filly foal by Fastnet Rock out of the mare, aa full-sister to I Can Fly, and we have had enquiries about her. We'd love to keep her and race her but, with prize-money the way it is, we may end up selling her. If so we have no other daughters out of Madonna Dell'orto so it made sense to buy Angel's Point back. We have no plans as yet regards stallions."
Seven of the top 13 lots on Wednesday were from the Godolphin consignment.
The sale concludes on Thursday.