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Filly fits for Edinburgh Park

Edinburgh Park secured the top lot of the day, going to $425,000 for a filly by Darley's Teofilo (Ire) being offered by Rothwell Park.

View pedigree: Lot 285

She is a half-sister to G3 Kembla Grange Classic winner Pohutukawa (Medaglia d'Oro {USA}) out of the well-related Redoute's Choice mare Lumina. Lumina is a sister to stakes-winner Chiaramonte and a half-sister to stakes winning Lion Hunter trio Chinchilla Rose, Ferocity and Leone Chiara.

Leone Chiara is the dam of Group 1 winner and Widden Stud's Star Witness (Starcraft {NZ}), Group 3 winner Nostradamus (Medaglia d'Oro {USA}), who stands at Rosemont Stud, and the Group 1-placed 2-year-old Lady Lupino (Sebring).

With such a rich pedigree, Edinburgh Park's Ian Smith said he and his clients were determined to be involved.

“It’s a family that everyone wants to be into and, with a group of clients, we looked at it and we loved the filly,” Smith told Racing.com.

Edinburgh Park's Ian Smith

“She’s a great walker, she’s a half to a good horse, and there’s another full sister that Darley have that they rate highly. Hopefully the family will only get better – it’s a proven family – and we wanted to get into it.”

Pohutukawa could further add to the filly's pedigree page when she contests the G3 Fred Best Classic at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

"Hopefully the family will only get better – it’s a proven family – and we wanted to get into it.” - Edinburgh Park's Ian Smith

 

It was a terrific result for Rothwell Park, who paid $180,000 for Lumina from Godolphin just 12 months ago in foal with this filly at the National Broodmare Sale. Having missed to Deep Field last spring, she is on offer again as Lot 1340 at next week's Sale.

“She was quite popular in her parades," Rothwell Park’s Jonathan Crowley said of the filly. "She was out most of the day for the first few days, so we knew early on when we arrived and started to parade that she was going to be a standout.”

Rothwell Park had a terrific day, selling lots by Zoustar, I Am Invincible and Sebring above $215,000 as well.