Lot 497: Orienteer
Son of Dansili is the pick of the Juddmonte colts and geldings, selling for 65,000gns to agent Guy Mulcaster on behalf of Chris Waller.
Waller has enjoyed serious success with Tattersalls graduates - only last year he saddled Foreteller, another Juddmonte-bred son of Dansili, to win the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.
His yard also houses another top son of Dansili in Grand Marshal (formerly Magog), who pulled off a 40/1 upset in the Group 1 Sydney Cup in April, as well as Listed winner Index Linked, another Tattersalls July graduate bought out of Juddmonte. Despite having only a handful of representatives on the ground, Dansili has overall been highly successful in Australia; other winners include Permit (Gr2), Trick Of Light (Gr2), Renew (Listed), Soft Sand (Listed) and Stipulate (Listed).
Four-year-old Orienteer has won three of five starts for Andre Fabre, including a conditions race over 1900 metres at Chantilly in March. He is the first foal out of the 2009 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Take The Hint, who is a half-sister to the dam of the aforementioned Stipulate.