"I've sent five mares to Kessaar off the back of him!" - Royal Ascot calling for Kessaar colts
Many thanks to everyone who supported us at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale. We were delighted to end the sale as leading vendor again - let's hope there is another Perfect Power, Twilight Jet or Ardad among them!
Michael O'Callaghan, trainer of Twilight Jet, went to £200,000 to purchase our Mehmas colt out of She's Different (pictured below). He was the highlight of our draft alongside a Kodiac colt out of She Bu, who realised £160,000 to Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock. Richard purchased both Ardad and Perfect Power off us at this sale and appropriately, this colt is a close relation to Ardad himself - as well as Kessaar's recent smashing debut winner Tajalla.
It was also an excellent sale for our your sire Kessaar as the sire of two colts who made £160,000 apiece.
First up was a strong chestnut colt from Star Bloodstock who has Royal Ascot on his agenda after falling to the triumvirate of Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock, Martin Buick and Australian agent James Harron.
He was sold by us to Star Bloodstock at last year’s Goffs UK Premier Sale and bred by John Martin McLoughney out of Lady Lizabeth, a relation to Italian Champion two-year-old Fontanelice.
“James Harron got in touch with Martin Buick and myself just before the Craven Sale,” said Boman. “He was after a Royal Ascot type of horse, he wants a runner there. This colt did a very quick time, we liked him a lot physically and he vetted thoroughly. Ultimately, we came here to buy one horse.”
Kessaar repeated the trick later in the day courtesy of a well-related youngster out of Tisa River who will join Roger Varian after falling to Fawzi Nass, signing as Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock.
“He’s a gorgeous colt who did very well all winter,” said Marnane. “I’ve always loved him. He’s got a gorgeous temperament.
“I’ve sent five mares to Kessaar off the back of him!”
Marnane did the same with Mehmas - so it pays to take note!
Nass, meanwhile, is looking forward to what he hopes to be an imminent debut from his new acquisition.
“He’s going to go to Roger Varian and hopefully he’ll be racing very soon,” he said. “He’s the type that could make it to Royal Ascot, hopefully. I liked him and he’s a proper two-year-old type. He’s well put together and can obviously breeze with a nice stride.”
All told, Kessaar ended the day with an average of £65,000 for nine sold.
There was also a good result for Galileo Gold in the form of a colt out of Sweet Temptation who realised £115,000 to Blandford Bloodstock from Mocklershill. Galileo Gold wound up with a sale average of £53,000.
Not to be outdone was Cotai Glory, the sire of a colt from Hyde Park Stud for whom Michael O'Callaghan signed at £90,000.