Bunglejungleparty Tops Tattersalls August Sale Opening
There was a distinctly international vibe at the opening session of the Tattersalls August sale in Newmarket on August 31 which was embodied by the best lot, which boasted of the French form, was sold on behalf of a Irish owner and followed the path of Qatari interests to 125,000 guineas (180,592 USD).
The honors of the first lot belonged to Bunglejungleparty (Lot 169) as a determined Charlie Gordon-Watson Bloodstock Will Douglass knocked out Conrad Allen to secure the only six-figure rookie of the day.
Dedicated by Jamie Railton, Bunglejungleparty made four starts in France for coach Florian Guyader under the colors of Theresa Marnane, and although still young he showed a high level of skill by finishing third in the Prix des Jouvenceaux and Jouvencelles-Bernard Ferrand in Vichy. at his last departure.
“He’s a beautiful horse and his form really stands out in this sale,” said Douglass. “I bought Pom malpic the same people last year and he’s been successful this season. “
“I’m over the moon,” said a delighted Marnane. “He’s a beautiful horse, a big, strong colt, and exactly what everyone wanted. He had clean x-rays and a really good telescope and there were three people over 100,000 guineas.
“He was entered in Group 3 in Germany this weekend but yearling sales are fast approaching, so we decided to roll the dice here. knows where to find the right ones! “
“Amy (Marnane, girl) went around and looked them in the flesh and we just pressed the buttons at home.”
Queen’s Homebred changes Bahrain
The second batch is also aimed at foreign climates after Bahrain-based coach Ali Majeed went to 75,000 guineas ($ 108,355) for the 3-year-old progressive. To encourage (Lot 197) by Barton Sales.
The son of Iffraaj , whose mother is a half-sister to the Australian Group 1 winner Kingdom of Fife , was bred and raced by the Queen and won one of nine starts while in the care of Roger Charlton.
The 3 year old son of Vadamos missed a comfortable winner in his second outing in Newcastle rookie stakes, but finished last in the Queen’s Vase before disappointing when he stepped up his journey in his steady debut for Kevin Philippart de Foy.
However, Sheridan said Middleton was confident Emirati Dirham could put those efforts behind him once his goal was to jump.
Vadamos is expected to become a rising force in the ranks of National Hunt over the next few years after the son of Monsun transferred from Tally-Ho Stud to Coolmore’s Grange Stud prior to the most recent breeding season. He presented himself in 2021 at a price of € 6,000.
Bromley supports the August sales initiative
Alan King was another coach leaving Park Paddocks with a new show jumping recruit after Highflyer Bloodstock’s Anthony Bromley went to 45,000 guineas ($ 65,013) for Greystoke (Lot 110), which was donated by West Ilsley Stables from Mick Channon.
The 3 year old son of 60s icon has won twice out of 16 starts for Channon and had a career-high 81 race rating for his most recent success, which came at Redcar in April.
“He’s a tough horse and he ran a good second at Newbury over a mile and a quarter last week,” said Bromley. “He’s got a good rating, a bit of stature on him physically and I love the Sixties Icon dad.
“Alan will have to decide at what stage he’s going to freeze him because he’s still a colt, but he takes his races well and looks in great condition. Alan has had a good conversation with Jack Channon beforehand and he is came well recommended so it looks like an interesting horse for a new owner in the yard. “
Bromley gave his seal of approval to the August sale, saying the timing of the auction provided more options and opportunities for buyers and sellers.
“Alan could give it a break and cool it off, which you can do in late August, when it can be more problematic in late October,” Bromley said.
“I like the positioning of this sale and I think it suits trainers who sell because they get a few extra races from the horses, and I hope this gives the owner a chance to sell before reinvesting in yearling sales.” , said Bromley.
The remarkable first prize of the session came when Jamie Lloyd of Meah Lloyd Bloodstock rose to 40,000 guineas ($ 57,789) for Oh awesome (Lot 61), which came from the Aguiar Bloodstock draft.
The son of Ribchester was cataloged as having raced three times at the age of 2, but provided an important update to the ring after losing his first tag in the steward’s room when he received a Wolverhampton nursery on his fourth and last outing for Roger Varian and Amo Racing.
“He’s going to Jeff Mullins in California for B&G Stables,” Lloyd said after signing the brief. “It was bought for the same connections we bought Native for. He came from here a few years ago, he went to grade 2 and this colt seems to be of a similar type.
“There are very few of this guy left in the sale but he ticked all the boxes so we’re happy to have him.”
Bred by Kildaragh Stud, Oh Great is the brother of two group scorers, namely Lanwades Stud winner Nell Gwyn (G3) and third QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1) Daban and the winner of the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (G3) Thikriyaat . The colt was bought by Alex Elliott for 70,000 guineas ($ 94,627) when it was donated to Tattersalls October Book 1 last year.
The first day of the second August sale renewal saw 127 of the 144 lots on offer selling at an 88% liquidation rate. These trades recorded a turnover of 1,459,200 guineas ($ 2,108,160), a reduction of 50% from the corresponding session last year when 36 more lots changed hands.
The average price fell 36% to 11,490 guineas ($ 16,600) and the median price slipped 42% to 7,000 guineas ($ 10,113), after being 12,000 guineas a year ago.
The August sale ends Wednesday, with the second and final session starting at 11 a.m. local time.