Juddmonte Farms


Meridian International goes to €105,000 for the already-named Impulsion d'Allier.

Taken from the Racing Post, Wednesday 4th September 2019, by Tom Peacock

There was quite a wait for the Osarus September Yearling Sale to spark to life on Tuesday before Ghislain Bozo's Meridian International took the opening session's top lot soaring through six figures with the €105,000 acquisition of a daughter of BATED BREATH.

Already named Impulsion D'Allier and consigned as lot 75 by Vincent Le Roy on behalf of Michel Larobe and Philippe Thiriet, the filly is a daughter of German Group 3-placed Monsun mare Anjella, who had changed hands herself for €145,000 at Arqana at the end of her racing career in 2009.

Anjella's previous progeny have sold for a fraction of that amount only to exceed expectations on the track, with Listed-placed half-brother Sarri now in Hong Kong and three-year-old Kendargent colt Aramhes winning two of his three starts in France this season for Carla O'Halloran. On his latest start he beat subsequent Prix de Psyche winner Villa Marina in a Chantilly conditions event.

"She's a filly who was born late," said Bozo. "I like the stallion. She's not very tall but has a lot of quality, especially in terms of movement.

"She also has a real residual value, being from a very beautiful German family. We - in vain - tried to buy the brother for a Japanese customer. I bought her for a group of French investors and she'll be trained by Christopher Head."

Date: 04 September 2019