At a session marked by steep drops in all financial categories, the day&rsquo;s most expensive horse at Arqana&rsquo;s Deauville yearling sale in Deauville, France, was not one who sold in the auction ring.\r\nA Galileo filly, a half-sister to 2002 Flower Bowl Invitational runner-up Turtle Bow and a full sister to Group 1 performer Age of Aquarius, failed to reach her reserve on a final bid of 650,000 euros, or $832,000. But British bloodstock agent Charles Gordon-Watson later purchased her privately for about $768,000 on behalf of an undisclosed new client.\r\nCompared year-to-year in the auction currency of euros, gross was down 40 percent from last season, when Arqana sold 83 yearlings from a larger catalog of 105 horses, as compared with 85 cataloged this year. The average price was down 25 percent, and the median fell 17 percent.\r\nThe privately sold bay filly, a daughter of the Top Ville mare Clara Bowand a half-sister to French Group 1 winner Turtle Bow, was the day&rsquo;s most expensive purchase on sale grounds. Haras d&rsquo;Etreham consigned the filly; she was bred at Haras du Berlais.\r\nBut it was an Oasis Dream colt that got top honors under the hammer. Coolmore agent Demi O&rsquo;Byrne paid the equivalent of $640,000 for the bay son of the stakes-winning Indian Ridge mare Cap Coz. The Castlebridge-consigned colt is a three-quarter-brother to the group-placed stakes-winner Biniou and to Group 3-placed Indian Days.\r\nFriday&rsquo;s first session at the four-day yearling auction sold 64 yearlings, including two privately, for about $14,739,200, resulting in average and median prices of approximately $230,300 and $192,000, respectively.