Irish pinhooker Eddie O'Leary, acting through agent Margaret O'Toole, is the recipient of the colt, for whom Japanese trainer Masamaichi Wada was underbidder.
"I saw him a couple of days ago and thought he was the standout lot today," said O'Toole. "The sire has had a fantastic year and I would imagine Eddie will re-sell this colt next year." (End quotes)
Pivotal, who stands at Cheveley Park Stud and covered in 2001 for £5,000 but has a £25,000 fee in 2003, is responsible for the smart fillies Golden Apples and Megahertz in the U.S. and grade I-winning British sprinter Kyllachy this season.
first day is traditionally the weakest of the four weanling days at this sales and the second best price of 34,000 guineas was paid for a Mark Of Esteem colt offered from Helshaw Grange Stud as agent. Joss Collins of Blandford Bloodstock, buying for James Egan's Corduff Stud, bought the chestnut, who is another likely to be resold next year.
Although Wednesday's session had only a 57% sold rate, the turnover, average and median all showed big advances on a disappointing corresponding day a year ago.
The sale continues Thursday, beginning at 9.30am.Comparative FiguresYear/Number Offered/Number Sold/Gross (Guineas)/Average/Median
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