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Tattersalls July Sale - day two

Nancy Sexton blogs live from day two of the Tattersalls July Sale in Newmarket

  • Today's second session of the Tattersalls July Sale, which starts at 9.30am and then again at 6pm after racing, features a stronger base of horses in training as opposed to potential broodmare prospects. 
     
    Among the potential highlights are:
     
    393) YAARMEN: a winner since the publication of the catalogue, this son of Nayef was recently fourth off 77 in a fair handicap at Haydock on only his third start
     
    395) ACT OF VALOUR: Harbour Watch three-year-old has kept good company since winning at Roscommon earlier in the year and comes here with a rating of 97
     
    424) ELTEZAM: a smart two-year-old who was third in the Coventry Stakes with a current rating of 87
     
    431) LEGENDARY LUNCH: last year's Woodcote Stakes winner was last seen running tenth in the Commonwealth Cup
     
    472) BUSH HOUSE: last seen running in the London Gold Cup at Newbury, he was a winner at Wolverhampton this year and remains a lightly raced sort with potential
     
    474) BAYDAR: highly tried following a successful three-year-old campaign and rated 101 as a result
     
    524) CARIGRAD; tough character ran second in two races at Haydock within 24 hours last weekend for Hugo Palmer
     
    527) MAJORIS: son of Frankel has won twice and acquitted himself well in stakes company
     
    528) VIA SERENDIPITY: a one-time Classic hopeful ran fifth in the Greenham Stakes earlier this season
     
    533) MIRDIF: last season's Anglesey Stakes third
     
    552) JEWEL HOUSE: a winner at Newmarket's Craven meeting in April, this colt is a Dubawi relation to Frankel
     
    601) VONA: Listed-winning daughter of Dark Angel
     
    624) BERNARD O'REILLY: an impressive winner of his debut at Lingfield yesterday
     
    Winners since the publication of the catalogue: 393) YAARMEN; 518) FALAK; 624) BERNARD O'REILLY
  • Lot 376: BUNBURY
     
    Useful handicapper is off to Saudi Arabia after selling for 45,000gns to Ibrahim Rachid. 
     
    "He's for myself and will race in Saudi Arabia," said Rachid, who maintains a select string in the UK, one of whom used to be Absolute Blast. "I know he's a gelding but I like his pedigree - he's well related - and he's a good looking horse with a good rating."
     
    His current connections, The Villains and Richard Hughes, purchased Bunbury for 22,000gns off Juddmonte in 2014. The son of Dansili went on to win at Windsor and has a rating of 89.
  • Lot 393: YAARMEN
     
    Jassim Al Ghazali, who has been such a strong presence at this sale in recent years, makes his first major strike by paying 62,000gns to Yaarmen, the recent winner of a Newmarket maiden for William Haggas. The lightly raced Nayef gelding was fourth in a Haydock handicap at the weekend to Teodoro.
     
    His sale was the highlight of a group of colts and geldings from Shadwell Stud, many of whom were originally expensive foal or yearling purchases.
  • Lot 424: ELTEZAM
     
    Coventry Stakes third makes an interesting addition to Amanda Perrett's yard. The trainer goes to 32,000gns for the son of Kodiac, a winner at two years for Richard Hannon.
     
    He was followed into the ring by last year's Woodcote Stakes winner Legendary Lunch. The son of Dragon Pulse made 35,000gns, three weeks after being knocked down for £125,000 at the Goffs London Sale.
     
  • Lot 474: BAYDAR
     
    The ring came alive with the second instalment of Hugo Palmer's Kremlin Cottage draft. Unsurprisingly, the highlight was classy handicapper Baydar who sold for 110,000gns to Richard Knight.
     
    The son of Rock Of Gibraltar climbed through the ranks last year to reach a rating of 105 and although he has yet to salute the judge this time around, ran creditably enough when beaten seven lengths in Saturday's Old Newton Cup (behind Dylan Mouth, who sells tomorrow) in the colours of Ibrahim Araci.
     
    Plans call for him to return to Palmer but under new ownership.
     
    "Baydar was a good horse last year and hopefully we can get him back to that," said Knight. "He has lost his way a little, but he is a high-class horse."
     
     
     
    He was followed into the ring by the promising three-year-old gelding Qaviy Cash, who made 85,000gns to Alex Elliott. The well-connected son Oasis Dream, who is out of a half-sister to Goldikova, got off the mark on his first try in handicap company at Hamilton earlier this month.
  • Lot 518: FALAK
     
    This scopey son of Teofilo, who was recently successful at Nottingham for Roger Varian, is set to join Gordon Elliott. Elliott went to 42,000gns for the gelding, a half-brother to Dundonnell from the immediate family of Danehill.
  • Lot 524: CARIGRAD
     
    Becomes the latest to join Jassim Al Ghazali's stable in Qatar when selling for 62,000gns to the champion trainer.
     
    The son of Excelebration has had a busy time of late for Hugo Palmer, having run second in a pair of handicaps at Haydock on Friday and then Saturday. The half-brother to Home Of The Brave was previously a winner at Redcar.
     
    Ghazali wasn't finished there either as he then went to 45,000gns for the placed Hydroxide, a 78-rated son of Lope De Vega who has threatened to win for some time.
  • Lot 527: MAJORIS
     
    This smart first-crop son of Frankel sells for 82,000gns to Linden Lodge Bloodstock. It was announced this week that Seven Heavens and Senator, two others from the first crop of Frankel, have been sold to continue their careers in Hong Kong and Majoris could follow suit, as Greg Chung explained.
     
    "The owners haven't decided yet, he could stay here or he could go to Hong Kong," said Chung. "We'd like to think we can recapture his form from last year - if we can maybe we'll reach a turning point with him and then give ourselves a pat on the back. We've been following him, a lot of people have been following the Frankels to see how they train on from two to three."
     
    The colt won twice for Hugo Palmer last year and looked really smart when running away with a Newmarket nursery by seven lengths. He has acquitted himself creditably on several occasions since then, notably when fourth in the Flying Scotsman and Newmarket Stakes.
     
    He is the first foal out of Drops, a placed Kingmambo daughter of champion Alexandrova.
     
     
  • Lot 528: VIA SERENDIPITY
     
    Stuart Williams will train this one-time Classic hope on behalf of Happy Valley Racing after Liam Norris of Norris/Huntingdon lands the gelding with a single bid of 100,000gns.
     
     
     
    A winner at Newmarket last season, the son of Invincible Spirit returned this season for Hugo Palmer with a creditable fifth to Barney Roy in the Greenham Stakes. He was also 12th in the Britannia Handicap and came into the sale with a rating of 86.
     
    "He’s to go to Stuart Williams for Happy Valley Racing," said Norris. "Geoff [Price, of Happy Valley Racing] has been a good supporter of ours. We were searching for a nice horse and we waited for him.
     
    "They [the vendors] clearly valued him very highly.”

    Price added: “This horse appealed as one with a bit of upside."
  • Lot 535: LAIDBACK ROMEO
     
    A switch to Bahrain beckons for this tough miler, the winner of three of his last four starts for Clive Cox.
     
     
     
    Jake Warren went to 115,000gns for the gelding, a really likeable type who has won five races overall and close to £50,000. 
     
    "There is a plan afoot to send him to Bahrain," said Warren, "but he's racing fit and in good form, so there's a possibility that he could continue to race on here before heading over at the end of the year. 
     
    "He's incredibly consistent and still quite lightly raced for a five-year-old. He's a beautiful horse, by a hardy sire [Kodiac] who gets a lot of tough stock and we're delighted to get him."
  • Lot 552: JEWEL HOUSE
     
    A number of domestic buyers followed this Dubawi colt from Juddmonte into the ring, but from a long way out they had no answer to the firepower of Qatari trainers Jassim Al Ghazali and Ibrahim Al-Malki, who drove the bidding all the way up to 215,000gns. It was Al-Malki, standing up the back stairs, who had the final say for a colt he hopes to aim at the Qatar Derby. Al-Malki was acting on behalf of owner Abdulatif Hussain Al-Emadi.
     
    Not only is Jewel House extremely well bred - he is out of a winning half-sister to Powerscourt, Riposte and Kind, of course dam of Frankel - but he's also shown good form for John Gosden in his brief career to date, having chased home Dream Castle at Doncaster before breaking his maiden at Newmarket's Craven meeting.
     
     
     
    "He's for a new owner, Abdulatif Hussain Al-Emadi," said Al Malki, who has a stable of 70 Thoroughbreds and Arabs. "He'll ship straight away to Qatar and if all goes well, he could be one for the Qatar Derby. He's very well bred and we like the fact he's by Dubawi - you never know, one day he could stand as a stallion in Qatar.
     
    "He also goes on good to firm, which is important. Yes, maybe he was disappointing on his last start [when eighth of nine in a handicap at Ascot] but he had good form before and we believe in him."
  • Lot 601: VONA
     
    The latest lot heading to Qatar is last year's Marygate Stakes winner Vona, a relation to Wharf and Rail Link who is joining Gassim Al Ghazali after selling for 140,000gns. The daughter of Dark Angel has been placed again for Richard Fahey since the publication of the catalogue.
  • DAY TWO STATISTICS
     
    Offered: 179
     
    Sold: 171 (96%)
     
    Aggregate: 3,500,900gns
     
    Average: 20,473gns (+37%)
     
    Median: 12,500gns (+79%)
     
     
    TOP THREE LOTS
     
    552) JEWEL HOUSE 3 c Dubawi - Arizona Jewel (Dansili), sold by Juddmonte Farms for 215,000gns to Abdulatif Hussain Al-Emadi
     
    601) VONA 3 f Dark Angel - Trading Places (Dansili), sold by Musley Bank Stables for 140,000gns to Gassim Al Ghazali
     
    535) LAIDBACK ROMEO 5 g Kodiac - Belmora (Scrimshaw), sold by Beechdown Farm Stables for 115,000gns to John and Jake Warren
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