Angel sold for 500,000 guineas

The Michael Dods-trained Listed winner Easton Angel could stay in training after being bought for a record-breaking 500,000 guineas at Tattersalls February Sale.

Easton Angel (left) battles it out with Acapulco at Royal Ascot.

With trade taking place over two days for the first time this year, a total of 157 lots were sold realising 3,273,300 guineas, already a record at the sale with a day to go.

The top lot on the opening day of the sale and the highest priced lot in the 18-year history of the sale was the four-year-old filly Easton Angel.

Offered by the Castlebridge Consignment, the grey daughter of Sark Angel attracted plenty of attention in the ring but it was Mick Flanagan who struck the winning bid at 500,000 guineas after withstanding the effort of Arrowfield Stud’s' Paul Messara to secure the filly.

Officially rated 110, Easton Angel a dual Listed winner over five furlongs and a consistent performer at Group level coming second in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and third in the Group Two Lowther Stakes at York.

Flanagan commented: "She is for a new, undisclosed client. She stays in Europe – hopefully she is a good one to start with for the client. She has been bought to breed from, but I have been told that she has plenty of racing left in her, so we do have options. We'll let the dust settle from here and take a view.

"But she is a quick filly, a gorgeous physical and moves like a panther."

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