Conroy, bidding through agent John O'Byrne, saw off Amanda Skiffington for the colt, who was bred by John Ellis and offered from Trickledown Stud.
A first-crop Monsieur Bond half-brother to recent group III Bentinck Stakes winner Bygone Days (by Desert King) offered from Whitsbury Manor Stud for Dr. John Hobby realised 40,000 guineas when selling to agent Oliver St. Lawrence.
The sale continues through Nov. 25.In all, 124 lots were sold on the first day for 1,077,000 guineas, an average of 8,685 guineas and a median of 5,000 guineas.
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