THE leading light among this year’s fillies was a daughter of Flemensfirth who cost Peter Molony €88,000. The Castledillon Stud offering is an own-sister to the top-flight winner Tornado Flyer who made such an encouraging start to his chasing career at Naas last weekend. In addition, this filly is out of a half-sister to the great Hurricane Fly. Molony was acting for a client who will retain the filly for a racing career.
Another much admired filly was a daughter of Flemensfirth whom Jane Mangan, acting for M.V. Magnier, bought for €62,000. This filly is an own-sister to the Paddy Power Chase winner Noble Endeavour and she is out of a mare who visited Flemensfirth on a remarkable 13 occasions.