On Day 3 of Arqana’s December Sale, agent Bertrand le Metayer made his presence felt with the purchase of the stand-out filly Fees des Iles (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) for EUR200,000. Australian interests had enjoyed a major involvement in proceedings over the weekend and it was the same story again Monday when Roger Langley secured hip 483 from Haras de Meautry. Fees des Iles was a winner on two occasions and is a half-sister to the 2001 G3 Prix des Chenes winner Shaanmer (Ire), later runner-up in both the G1 Prix Jean Prat and G1 Grand Prix de Paris as a sophomore, as well as the 1999 GI Garden City BC H. second Nordican Inch (GB). The four-year-old’s extended family includes Best of the Bests (Ire).

Langley was pleased to have scooped the day’s clear-best lot. “Singspiel sired a very good filly in Australia called Rewaaya, but we don’t have many of his stock there, which made her attractive,” he told Racing Post. “Her family is very active but, most importantly, she is free of Danzig blood.”


Extract from TDN 11.12.07