A Stryker colt was the sale topper for the Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale making $85,000 to the bid of Cranbourne trainer Shea Eden.
Three Bridges Thoroughbreds sold the top-priced youngster who is from winning Elvstroem mare Actrice.
“I like Stryker – I’ve got 8 by him at home – you’ve just got to be patient with them,” Eden commented. “This colt is an outstanding type.”
Eden won a Pakenham maiden with Stryker filly Roseberry Street recently and there’s another promising Stryker three year-old in the stable from Royale Harmony (Choisir).
“The dam ran fourth in a Victorian Oaks,” Eden added.
“We haven’t named him yet but he shaped nicely in a jump-out at home last week.”
Actrice was trained by Gai Waterhouse to finish fifth in the 2009 LR Gimcrack Stakes and she later scored three times at the provincials for Marc Connors.
Toby Liston from Three Bridges was upbeat when the Stryker colt was paraded pre-sale at Oaklands.
“He’s the closest looking colt to Stryker I’ve seen so far,” Liston said.
“He has his swagger, beautiful head and best laid-back attitude. We sold him as agent for one of our good clients John Alam and he’s just a lovely looking colt.”