10/02/2007 12:00AM

Sadler's Wells filly brings $3.4M at Goffs sale

EmailA $3.4 million Sadler's Wells filly brought a glamorous note to Tuesday's second session of the Goffs Million yearling sale in Ireland and helped reverse declines at Monday's opening session.

A gray daughter of Albanova sold for about $3,408,000, to Coolmore representative Demi O'Byrne, easily topping the day's selling. The filly is out of an Alzao mare who was champion older mare in Germany in 2004.

The Tuesday session - the second of three - grossed about $28,605,900, an increase of 11 percent, with 170 horses selling versus 171 a year ago. The average price rose 12 percent to about $168,270.

On Monday, the auction sold fewer horses than last year - 162 compared with 191 - and saw a 21 percent drop in gross, to about $24,824,440. The average price declined 7 percent, to about $153,237.