Yearlings by freshman sire Commands (by Danehill) proved popular during Monday's second session of the William Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney, Australia with agent James Bester securing an athletic filly from the Marscay mare Flannelle for $130,000, the session's top price."She was absolutely the filly of the sale, in fact, the horse of the sale, she looked like Danehill in every fiber of her body and she is out of a Marscay mare – a cross that has produced the likes of Catbird and Camarena, for example," said Bester."There are few better-bred sons of Danehill, and Commands was among Danehill's fastest sons. This filly was the finest mover I have seen for years and that is why trainers such as Paul Perry, Tim Martin, Matthew Smith, John Morish and others were all bidding on her," said Bester, who purchased the filly for an undisclosed client.
The sale, which started on Sunday afternoon, has averaged $29,662 for 205 yearlings sold, with a further 206 horses to be offered on Tuesday.