A dark bay filly from the final crop of top sire Arch got the Ocala Breeders' Sales April 2-year-olds in training sale off to a fast start April 24, selling for $475,000 to bloodstock agent Steve Young on behalf of an undisclosed client.
Joe Appelbaum's Off the Hook consignment sold the filly that is out of the winning Quiet American mare American Skipper. The Arch filly (Hip 23) is a half sister to grade 1-placed, graded stakes winner Zivo .
"She is a beautiful-moving filly that breezed great on the day that had inclement weather, on an inclement track," Young said of the filly's work in :10 2/5. "She is a two-turn filly that worked with a lot of quality. There are no more Arch mares, and he's a sire everyone knows how much I like. I think she can be anything."
Appelbaum said he was thrilled with the price though sorry to see the filly leave the Off the Hook program. American Skipper was purchased by Off the Hook for $47,000 at the 2007 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. She went on to produce Zivo for Off the Hook client Thomas Coleman.
"I think mostly her physical and her good gallop out made her attractive," Appelbaum said. "Arch is very competent broodmare sire, so I'm sure that helped."