A mere investment of 4,000gns reaped major rewards for vendor Lewinstown Farm early into the first session of the Goffs UK Premier Sale in Doncaster on Tuesday in the sale of a Kodi Bear colt for £110,000 to Phil Cunningham.
The first youngster of the sale to break into six figures, the colt was purchased in utero by his breeders, Lewinstown Farm and Lemongrove Stud, for just 4,000gns at the 2018 Tattersalls December Sale. His dam, the unraced Usem, is a half-sister to Japanese Group 2 winner Mikki Charm and out of the Listed-winning sprinter Ripples Maid. However, Usem has also done her own bit to enhance the page since then as the dam of Ikigai, a smart two-year-old last year for Ilka Gansera-Leveque who ran third in the Listed Prix Saraca. Ikigai is a daughter of Sayif as is the mare’s other winner, the 83-rated Sayem.
“He had seven or eight vets on him and everyone seemed to be on him,” said Ken Carroll of Lewinstown Farm. “He was an easy one to sell!
“It’s thanks to the mare, look what she’s done with two fillies by Sayif. She has a filly foal by Galileo Gold, who is a queen, and is in foal to Invincible Spirit – that’s how much we think of her.”
The colt is from the second crop of his sire Kodi Bear. The son of Kodiac, who stands at Rathbarry Stud, has made a good start with his first crop of two-year-olds as the sire of seven winners led by the recent Stonehenge Stakes scorer Cobh.
🌟The first six figure lot at the @GoffsUK Premier Yearling Sale as Phil Cunningham goes to £110,000 to secure Lot 30.🌟
Consigned by Lewistown Farm, the son of KODI BEAR is from the family of Japanese Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 performer MIKKI CHARM.pic.twitter.com/ufT4i35evp
— GBRI (@GBRI_UK) September 1, 2020