Emerging young Darley Victoria stallion Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) also reached a new milestone with a second-crop yearling colt becoming his first $1 million lot after Hong Kong trainer Peter Ho went to $1.15 million for Lot 73 on behalf of Orbis Bloodstock.
Darley Stallions’ head of sales Alastair Pulford said the seven-figure sum was a great endorsement for Brazen Beau and the colt’s South Australian breeder David Peacock, who offered the yearling through the Mill Park Stud draft.
“I am just delighted for his vendor David Peacock, who has been a very loyal supporter of Darley since our inception, so he deserved a result like this,” Pulford said.
“We looked at him, and we liked him, and I know that he was on Godolphin Australia managing director, Vin Cox’s short list.
“There is still a lot to play out for him, but Brazen Beau has certainly started his career in tremendous fashion, and the buying bench is recognising that.”
Brazen Beau’s oldest progeny are two-year-olds, and he has already sired the talented Godolphin homebred Tassort and the Chris Waller-trained Accession, who won the Restricted Listed Inglis Nursery over 1000 metres in December at Randwick.
The colt is the second foal out of the Group 3 winner Just Discreet (Exceed And Excel), who is herself a half-sister to the Group 1-winning mare Maybe Discreet (Shamardal). Meanwhile, her third dam is Halo Again (Don’t Say Halo), whose progeny include Group 3 winner Be Discreet (Euclase) and She’s Discreet (Euclase).
She’s Discreet has also proved to be a good broodmare, producing Listed winners Very Discreet (Exceed And Excel), Forever Discreet (Bernadini) and I’m Discreet (Elusive Quality), who is the dam of Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner Serenely Discreet (Exceed And Excel).