THE temperature rose during the second session of the Arqana August Yearling Sale on Sunday when two horses sold for in excess of €1 million. Both yearlings are by Siyouni and both were sold by Ecurie des Monceaux.

Topping the session was a full-brother to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sottsass. The colt is also a half-brother to Sistercharlie and My Sister Nat.

After seeing off a strong challenge from Qatar Racing, Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi finally secured the star yearling at a price of €2.1 million. Yahagi, who had been underbidder to Godolphin for Saturday's top lot, trained Loves Only You to win the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf last year, finishing just in front of My Sister Nat.

"I love this colt", said Yahagi. "He has an exceptional pedigree being a brother to Sottsass and My Sister Nat, that finished just behind us in the Breeders’ Cup last year. He’ll come back to Japan and I hope he will win the Japanese Derby."

Yahagi also bought a Kingman colt for €560,000 on Sunday.

Late in the day American agents Alex Solis and Jason Litt paid €1.4 million for a Siyouni filly out of a listed winner by Shamardal.

Bloodstock agent Anthony Stroud, who on Saturday paid €1.2 million on behalf of Godolphin for a Shamardal colt, struck again on Sunday when paying €575,00 for a Dubawi filly out of listed winner Birch Grove, another from Ecurie des Monceaux.

Once again bidding on behalf of Godolphin, Stroud said: "She’s a lovely filly by Dubawi, and is incredibly athletic. She’s from a great stud and we’re very happy with this purchase."

Another notable transaction during Sunday's session was Juddmonte's acquisition of a Frankel colt out of Group 2 winner Spain Burg for €450,000.

The gavel fell at €750,000 for a daughter of Coolmore stallion Wootton Bassett from Haras de la Louvière. The English agent Richard Knight had the final say for the filly and said: "She’s a stunning filly, that is for me the most beautiful in the sale. I like Wootton Bassett, her dam won blacktype and this is only her second foal. We really like her and she ticks all the boxes, so of course we are delighted! I’ve bought her for one of my clients and she is likely to stay in France.”

The 67 yearlings sold on Sunday evening realised a total of €15.6 million, and a median price of €140,000. The clearance rate of 83.75% was marginally ahead of Saturday's percentage.

The sale concludes after racing on Monday.