Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Suave was well represented by his first yearling from his debut crop to hit the market when Hip No. 8, a filly, was purchased for $85,000 by Team Valor on Day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale July 20 in Lexington.
Consigned by Darby Dan Farm as agent, the attractive dark bay filly out of the Strawberry Road (Aus) mare Sedona Berry was signed for by Barry Irwin on behalf of Team Valor.
"She unquestionably was among the top three fillies in the sale in terms of her top line," said Irwin ."For a yearling filly, she possesses extraordinary presence and depth. She has a girth on her that won’t quit, a gorgeous and muscled shoulder and a full and shapely hip. Wowee!,” he exclaimed.
Irwin said he saw at least two other yearlings by Suave that looked very impressive in their own right and he pegs the record-setting millionaire by A.P. Indy as a real sleeper of a sire in the making.
“The two fillies that I rated higher were by Medaglia d’Oro and Rock Hard Ten,” Irwin said. “I did not plan to bid on the Medaglia d’Oro because I didn’t want to spend as much as $350,000 on a filly in this sale and I never even got a bid in on the Rock Hard Ten before she rose out of sight to $350,000. I would have gone to around $250,000 on the Suave if pressed.”