THE top price of €500,000 at this year’s BBAG Yearling Sale, held last Friday at Baden-Baden, matched that of the 2016 edition. Twelve months ago it was for a son of Sea The Stars, while this time it was paid by Horst Pudwill for a colt by Soldier Hollow, a full-brother to last year’s Italian St Leger winner Dschingis Secret. That colt is also winner of the recent Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin, the Group 2 Grosser Hansa Preis and was placed in the Group 1 German Derby.