Bitter Twist was an astute investment for Boyanup breeders Wayne & Jane Beynon five years ago and they received another dividend when the mare’s yearling filly by So You Think (NZ) made $300,000 through Sledmere Stud (as agent) at the Inglis Australian Easter Sale on Monday.
The Einoncliff Park couple purchased Bitter Twist (California Dane) for $60,000 at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions National Sale. She had been a modest maiden winner at Naracoorte but there was enough residual value to spark interest as a half-sister to Perth-based LR Fairetha Stakes (1400m) winner Hoegaarden (Flying Spur).
Her first foal for the Beynons was Ranveer (Winning Rupert) and he had ability in spades winning a Sandown nursery for Mornington trainer Matt Laurie but a throat ailment brought an end to his racing after just five starts.
“She’s a lovely style of filly and reminded me of Ranveer,” Laurie said after beating off bids from around the Riverside Stables auditorium for Lot 47 (pictured). “The dam is three-from-three at stud already and the family is upgrading all the time with yearlings good enough for this Sale.”
Bitter Twist had paid Einoncliff Park back with interest when Ranveer sold for $200,000 at the 2020 Perth Magic Millions. Her current 2yo is a Press Statement colt that Michael Lane bought for $50,000 at last year’s Swan Valley Sale.
The $300,000 So You Think filly was followed by a Playing God filly and Bitter Twist was bred to Gingerbread Man in September.
Former Perth filly Ellicazoom had an Exceed And Excel filly change hands for $850,000 on Day 1 of the Inglis Easter Sale. Offered as Lot 114 by Kitchwin Hills (as agent), she was purchased by Godolphin Australia.
Ellicazoom (Testa Rossa) won a LR Burgess Queen Stakes at Ascot for Neville Parnham before transferring to Melbourne where she progressed to a Group 3 victory in the Cockram Stakes at Caulfield for Lindsay Park.
She changed hands twice after retiring to stud making $800,000 at the 2019 Magic Millions National Sale and $1,450,000 at the 2022 Inglis Chairman’s Sale to Victorian nursery Longwood Park.
Day 2 of the Inglis Easter Sale includes another three yearlings from Western Australian breeders. Lot 247 is a Blue Point – Molto Allegro colt being offered by Milburn Creek (as agent) for Oakland Park.
Lot 316 is a a filly by The Autumn Sun out of River Goddess on account of Cannon Hayes Stud on behalf of Gold Front Thoroughbreds. Lot 321 is an All Too Hard half-sister to Group 2 Flemington winner Kissonallforcheeks from Newhaven Park (as agent) for Dawson Stud.
The sole WA owner listed in the Day 1 Inglis buyer-sheet was Peters Investments for a $200,000 Pierro colt (Lot 198) that was purchased through Byerley Bloodstock. His NZ-bred dam Legless Veuve (Pins) won the G2 MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield in 2016.