The second and concluding session of the Arqana Mixed February Sale saw another day of strong trade, with an excellent clearance rate in the current climate and another notable result for YOHEA Bloodstock, who signed for the top lot of the day, the five-year-old Frankel mare Princess Isla.

Presented in foal to Coolmore’s Ten Sovereigns, who is the highest-rated son of the exceptional young sire No Nay Never, she won a Deauville maiden for Jean-Claude Rouget in March 2019 and is out of the the 2011 Group 2 Prix de Sandringham third Peinture Abstraite, herself a half-sister to the exceptional 1997 European Horse of the Year, Peintre Celebre.

Sylvain Vidal purchased the second-top lot of the session, going to €95,000 for Jet Setteuse, a dual winner at two and later placed on three occasions at Listed/Group level for Francois Rohaut.

BBA Ireland were also on the scoresheet, signing at €60,000 for Honor Bound.  Winner of the Lingfield Oaks Trial in 2014 for Ralph Beckett, the Authorized half-sister to Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach is the dam of a two year old filly by Sea The Stars in training with Francis Graffard and has already produced a winner, with Rowland Ward winning on the flat for Beckett before going on to score over hurdles for current trainer Stuart Edmunds.