The only filly in the catalogue by champion sire I Am Invincible was an instant hit at the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale on Monday when she topped the opening session for the Alma Vale Thoroughbreds/ Kitchwin Hills Partnership fetching $575,000.

Consigned on behalf of Ridgmont Farm, she is the second living foal from Group III winning Sebring mare Shoko, a half-sister to Group winners Mimi Le Brock and Heavenly Thought.

A three-quarter sister-in-blood to Group III winner Barbaric, she was purchased by New Zealand based Nick and Nicky White’s Kaha Nui Farm.

“I started off thinking we could get $200,000 for her but then I had a couple of people come up to me today and I thought then that we could get $300,000 or $400,000 for her,’’ Alma Vale Thoroughbreds Stud Manager, Verna Metcalfe commented after the sale.

“Was I surprised to see her get $575,000? No, because she’s a Vinnie filly and a really quality filly at that.

“She was our top lot as far as inspections went, she was never in the box. It’s brilliant.’’

It was an equally outstanding result for Ridgmont Farm’s Andrew Dunemann, who bought the mare Shoko – in foal to Home Affairs – for $245,000 on Inglis Digital just last month.

For buyer Nicky White, any decision on whether the filly is retained to raced or sold at a yearling sale in 2025 won’t be made in the immediate future.

“The [I Am Invincible] fillies are doing well and at the end of the day if I want to keep her and race her, I’ve got a filly to race. I loved her,’’ White said.

“We ended up keeping a filly last year so we’ll get her home and just see how she goes, take a breath and calm the nerves and get on with it.

“You’ve always got residual value with a filly like her, which I really like…and I love developing young athletes myself.’’

Yarraman Park also got a great result selling an I Am Invincible colt from Rose of Mulan for $360,000 to Boomer Bloodstock.

The colt was bred by Steve Gillard and is a half-brother to Group winners Shades of Rose and Scallopini from terrific producer Rose of Mulan, who had a Hellbent weanling filly make $400,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale last year and she is now back in foal to Hellbent.