September Yearling Sale Graduates Shine with Stakes Success

It was another weekend of remarkable success for Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale graduates as American Sonja and Melfi achieved Stakes level victories.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained American Sonja landed the Group 3 Priz Allez France at Longchamp, quickening in good style to win for a fourth time in her career under Dylan Browne McMonagle.

The four-year-old filly was placed on four occasions in Group 3 company last season, and proved too strong for her rivals in what appeared a strong renewal of the race.

Her trainer stated afterwards that the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh is a mid-summer target, while he also mentioned that a trip to the US could be on the agenda later in the season.

American Sonja was purchased at the 2021 September Yearling Sale from Castledillon Stud by Con Marnane for £30,000.

Italian 2,000 Guineas success for Melfi at Capannelle. 

The Group 3 Premio Pariolo (Italian 2,000 Guineas) was won by the Endo Botti-trained Melfi. The son of Italian based stallion Kessaar, he was making it three career wins from five career starts, and was adding to a couple of Listed wins last season.

Melfi was purchased at the 2022 September Yearling Sale from Tally-Ho Stud by Razzo Latina for €33,000.

Inspections for the September Yearling Sale will commence shortly. The sale is scheduled to take place on the 24th and 25th September, with Part 2 following on the 26th September.