Group 2 WATC Derby winner Respondent starred on a solid day’s selling at the Magic Millions Perth Winter Sales on Sunday.

A close-up fourth a day earlier in the G3 Strickland Stakes, Respondent sold to local agent Damien Wyer for $57,500.  Offered by Peters Investments, Respondent is one the Perth’s most accomplished performers with 4 wins and 13 placings from 35 starts and earnings over $666,000.

Wyer said Respondent will be spelled at Oakland Park for a month before being aimed at the Perth Summer Carnival.  A trainer for the son of Haradasun is yet to be confirmed.

Lots offered by Peters Investments filled the Top 5 leader-board with Paris Dream ($44,000 to Damien Wyer), Major Detail ($36,000 to Lindsey Smith), Express Dancer ($36,000 to John Chalmers Bloodstock) and Truly Gold ($32,000 to Murray Wallace).

The Winter Thoroughbred Sale grossed over $650,000 at an average price of $6,707.  The clearance rate was over 85%.

Earlier in the day at the Perth Winter Yearling Sale saw 36 lots changed hands at an average price of $4,903 and clearance rate of 90%.

The two top sellers among the yearlings were both offered by Serpentine’s Redwood Park with their Vital Equine – Contentious colt finishing on top at $18,000 selling to Vaughn Sigley.  He’s a full brother to the stakes performed Vitalism.

Respondent wins the WATC Derby for jockey William Pike. Picture: Hollands Photographics