Many thanks to everyone who supported us at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale. We wish everyone the best of luck with their purchases and look forward to seeing them on the track.
Anthony Stroud signed for our Blue Point colt out of Rebecca Rocks at 340,000gns.
“He is a very nice horse, a neat two-year-old type by Blue Point who has got off to flying start,” said Stroud. “He breezed well and also comes from Tally-Ho Stud, who have produced so many good horses.”
Also best of luck to Michael O'Callaghan, whose purchases included our Territories half-sister to Lezoo for 240,000gns.
Overall, it was a good sale for our stalwart Kodiac, who returned an average of 122,000gns. They included a colt out of Show Me Off, who was sold by Greenhills Farm for 205,000gns to Anthony Stroud, and a colt out of Encore L'Amour, who was sold by Bansha House Stables for 145,000gns to J S Bloodstock and Rogues Gallery Racing.
Nor was Mehmas far from the action, notably thanks to a half-brother to the high-class Insinuendo who is heading to Hong Kong following his sale out of the Oak Tree Farm draft for 220,000gns to Badgers Bloodstock (pictured below).
“He came highly recommended by Norman and his sire is doing the business around the world - he is three from four from Hong Kong," said Tom Pritchard-Gordon. "It is the same cross – Mehmas over Danehill Dancer – as Circuit Stellar, who is a good horse with Tony Cruz.
“He’s got the size and scope to do it, and he seems to have a bombproof temperament. The mare has done it before and it’s goes back to a lovely old Sangster family that’s worked everywhere.”
American-based agency Solis/Litt also went to 190,000gns for Mocklershill's Mehmas filly out of Ile Flottante while Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah signed for two by the stallion led by a colt out of Looks Great for 160,000gns.
SIX-FIGURE LOTS FOR INNS OF COURT
We were also delighted to see our first-crop sire Inns Of Court represented by a 165,000gns colt (pictured below). Sold by Longways Stables, he is out of Kingdomforthebride and will be trained by Joseph O'Brien following his sale to Avenue Bloodstock.
Our Inns Of Court out of Dover Vision was also well received, selling for 115,000gns to Michael O'Callaghan.
Cotai Glory also supplied two six-figure lots led by the colt out of Asrafairy, who was sold by G S Bloodstock for 140,000gns to Michael O'Callaghan. SackvilleDonald, meanwhile, signed at 100,000gns for our colt out of Ibtasama.