03/25/2008 12:00AM

Redoute's Choice leads sale sires


Redoute's Choice continued to be the sire of choice Tuesday at day two of the Magic Millions Conrad Jupiters select yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. One day after one of his sons topped the opening session at about $657,000, another brought about $916,000 on Tuesday to lead the sale so far.

Tuesday's session-topper, at $1 million in local currency, is out of New Zealand champion and Australian Group 1 winner Savannah Success, making him a half-brother to dual Australian Group 1 winner Savabeel. Dean Watt, on behalf of Dynamic Syndications, purchased the colt.

Like Monday's session-topper, Tuesday's top-selling Redoute's Choice colt was sold by Baramul Stud.

Arrowfield stallion Redoute's Choice and Coolmore sire Encosta de Lago dominated the list of expensive sellers Tuesday, accounting for the session's top five prices.

Overall, the Tuesday session sold 286 yearlings for about $39,414,915,an average price of approximately $137,814.

The auction's select sessions were to continue through Thursday, with additional portions slated for March 30-April 2.