Juddmonte Releases Day 3 of Tattersalls HIT Sale
Juddmonte offered a much smaller draw than on previous renewals of the Tattersalls Fall Horse in Training Sale, but the reduced shipment still contained the star of the October 27 session.
As has been the case so many times this week, it was the Saudi spending free operation Najd Stud, aided by Peter and Ross Doyle, that landed the loot with a successful bid of 400,000 guineas (US $ 578,535 ) securing the elegant Boltaway (Lot 1114).
The 3 year old son of Dubai and the quadruple winner of grade 1 Condition , a daughter of Dansili, has won four races for Roger Charlton, with the most recent of those victories in clear water in a Newmarket handicap. The effort earned him a career-high 96 on the Racing Post.
Saad Bin Mishraf, representing Prince Faisal Bin Khaled’s Najd Stud, said: âWe tried to buy this horse privately, but it was not possible, so we waited for this sale. being one of the toughest markets I have ever seen for horses in training.
âHe’s by Dubawi, whose offspring made it in Saudi Arabia, and a mare Dansili, and Dansilis did well in Saudi Arabia, so he had the right pedigree. He also had size and good feet to run. on the ground.
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âIt was not over-ridden and it verified 100% which was one of the main reasons for trying to buy it. All races in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, with better prices in silver, sometimes four or five times. There are races for locally bred horses and imported horses, and although we don’t have a lot of imported horses, the ones we have are very good. “
Najd Stud later added the ranked-placed Fundamental , a son of Black Angel and the double winner of Cheveley Park Stud Group 1 Integral , transport at a cost of 240,000 guineas ($ 347,121). The operation took the top spot among buyers with 12 secured lots for a stake of 2,491,000 guineas ($ 3,602,830).
New home for Old Flame
Old flame (Lot 1113) opened Juddmonte’s draft and was knocked down by Jason Singh of Tattersalls, taking instructions over the phone, at 250,000 guineas ($ 361,585). Singh has revealed he has acted on behalf of Australian coaches Peter and Paul Snowden and blood agent Will Johnson.
Old flame in the ring
Old Flame, a 3 year old son of Invincible spirit , won two of four starts for Ralph Beckett and hit a maximum RPR of 92 for his 8 1/2 lengths in a rookie game from Catterick.
âIt will be on Europe’s first shipment to Australia,â said Colum McCullagh, director of racing and blood stocks for Snowden Racing. “He seems to have the right profile for Australia and is from Invincible Spirit, who has such influence here through his son. I’m invincible .
“It should be suitable for a lot of races here over distances ranging from six stadiums to a mile, it’s a real sprinter-miler type. It was not bought for a specific customer and we will be looking to unionize it.”
McKeever plays the winning hand
Johnny McKeever, representing the all-conquerors of the axis Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, crossed the 230,000 guineas ($ 332,658) mark for the second time in the session by signing for the winner of the Chester Vase (G3). Youth spirit (Lot 1186A), which was consigned by Andrew Balding’s Park House stables.
The spirit of young people in the ring
The 3 year old son of Camelot had last changed hands at Arqana in 2019, where Federico Barberini secured the youngster on behalf of owner Ahmad Al Shaikh for â¬ 48,000 ($ 68,220).
âI really believe he’s the best horse in the sale,â McKeever said. “And, in terms of the price, I think he’s probably the best value horse I’ve bought in about 10 years! I’m extremely excited about this as I tried to buy the horse. all year.
“His level of form is exceptional, he is by Camelot, he is such a beautiful horse, he has absolutely everything going for him.”
Chipotle roller coaster ride ends
Eve Johnson Houghton’s Roller Coaster Journey with Chipotle (Lot 1055) had a touching conclusion on Wednesday when the son of Havana Gold sold to Najd Stud and Peter and Ross Doyle for 210,000 guineas ($ 303,731).
Chipotle in the ring
The 2-year-old was making his third public auction appearance, having joined the Johnson Houghton team via Highflyer Bloodstock for just 10,000 guineas ($ 13,918) at the Tattersalls Ascot relocation yearling sale. Prior to that he had been held by Theakston Stud at just 4,500 guineas ($ 6,079) when offered as a colt.
Despite these humble origins, Chipotle won four races, with a victory in the Brocklesby followed by a memorable success in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. He added a second listed success to his racing record by winning the William Hill Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar in his last outing.
âI’m a little tearful because it’s amazing,â said Johnson Houghton. âFor a ten thousand dollar buy to win the Brocklesby, win at Royal Ascot, win at Redcar, and then come here and do that kind of prize, he’s been such a good horse for us.
“He will do a job for someone as he grows up again, he is tough, he will get seven stages, and I hope he is doing very well in Saudi Arabia.”
Explaining how she came to train Chipotle, Johnson Houghton said: âI was a little worried about not having any horses due to COVID so I bought three horses for The Woodway 20 union.
“Anthony Bromley did a brilliant job, it was an amazing trip, but the union rules said they had to be sold at the end of their 2 year career. It was a hell of a result and I’m so proud of the horse.
“Of course I would have liked to keep him, but it’s so difficult for that kind of horse in Britain. If he’s not in group class, and I’m not saying he would be. not, but if it isn’t, then you “get hammered by the handicapper.”
The Tattersalls Fall Horse Training Sale ends October 28, with the last session starting at 9:30 a.m. local time.