A naturally delighted Henri Bozo, principal of Ecurie des Monceaux, said:
They’ve both been bought for the partnership between Mayfair Speculators and Coolmore. Both fillies are gorgeous individuals. We’ll have to decide on which filly goes where, we’re not sure yet. At the moment we have a number of trainers - David Wachman, Aidan O’Brien, Andre Fabre, Nicolas Clement, Richard Hannon, William Haggas - but we’re still to work it all out.
It’s nice to be able to relax, we were confident coming into today that we had two really smashing fillies - they’re both by the stallion of the century. We’re very grateful to the regular clients MV [Magnier] and Markus Jooste for supporting us.
We were underbidder on the top lot from yesterday, these Frankels are proving very difficult to buy. The one last night was more of a Classic type but this one is much more of a two-year-old. He’s not over big but he’s got very good conformation. Obviously the mare was very good too.
Japanese agent Takashi Iiyama signed the docket, and he said:
She’s going back to Japan where Keiji Yoshimura will train her. My owner - Kenji Ryotokuji - is starting his own breeding operation so she’s been bought with that in mind.
She’s not the biggest but she’s very well put together. I saw Frankel in Newmarket and he’s similar - good bodied and a nice mover.
This is my first time in Deauville - there’s nice weather, nice restaurants and a lot of good horses so I’m very happy.
She’s been bought for Prince Faisal’s Nawara Stud. We’ll bring her home but as she has French premiums she’s likely to come back to France. We’ve only got one trainer and that’s Andre [Fabre].She’s very athletic and has a very good mind on her. The prince looks at all the videos online and picks out the ones he wants me to look at. He led me to her and then it's just my job to make sure everything is in the right place.
She’s a lovely filly, very athletic. Obviously she’s going to stay, being by Teofilo out of a Monsun mare, but I thought she had real quality and for a filly that’s bred to stay, she looked to have a bit of something about her.The mare’s done very well, she’s an old mare but this certainly isn’t an old mare’s foal. She has a lovely attitude, thoroughly genuine. All the trainers loved her so I’m thrilled to buy her.
The pedigree is pretty obvious, he’s a full-brother to a Classic winner. I’m a big fan of the stallion and I loved him as an individual - I’ve seen him a number of times. John will train him and he liked the horse very much as well. I’m delighted to get him.
I love the stallion and she's a full-sister to a decent sort. It's a family I know well as Ariege [Santa Anita Oaks winner, a half-sister to the dam Biswa] was the first Grade 1 winner I ever bought.She was a big, strong imposing type with a great action and she hails from a good family of fillies.I don't know any plans yet.
We really liked her as an individual, she’s a nice, scopey filly from one of the best Mezeray pedigrees. She’s got a very strong female family further back and she’s by one of the great stallions of the world. We’ve had a lot of luck with Redoute’s Choice in Australia. We also bred seven mares to him a few years ago to northern hemisphere time and brought them back here and four of them won stakes races. We haven’t seen that many Redoute’s Choices in Europe but the ones we’ve had we’ve had a lot of luck with and hopefully we can do it again.
Average and median down
Over the first two premier days of trade, 140 lots from 172 offered changed hands for a clearance rate of 81 per cent – up from 77 per cent last year.
Turnover excluding private sales clocked in at €29,861,000, down five per cent from 2015, while the average dropped 14 per cent to €213,293.
The median fell to €150,000 from €160,000 in the preceding year.