Merv Butterworth knew more than everyone else that was bidding on Saturday’s Sydney APG sales topper.
He knew how good his big sister is.
This is why he fended off Emilio Rosati and went to $155,000 for the Rock N Roll Heaven half-sister to Supersonic Miss, who was successful in the Group 3 American Ideal Leonard Memorial at Addington yesterday.
“I told Mark (Purdon) and Nat (Rasmussen) that they weren’t allowed to race her until after the sale,” quipped Butterworth, who shares in the ownership of the impressive Mach Three filly.
Supersonic Miss just nabbed stablemate Flight For Glory in the Group 3 feature in what was an All Stars Quinella.
The Butterworth owned filly, like her brother, is Australian bred, meaning that there is a good chance she will contest some of the feature fillies races over there later in the season as she is not eligible for New Zealand’s Sires Stakes Series.
Meanwhile, the second highest lot of the day was an Art Major half-brother to yesterday’s NSW Derby runner-up Bling It On. He was purchased for $145,000 by Maxfield Standardbreds Tasmania Pty Ltd.
By Mitchell Robertson