"She's a really strong filly, a two-year-old and one for that £25,000 bonus," says Maurice Burns of Rathasker Stud. "It's not just Jack Hobbs on the page as the mare's other half-brother has been Group 3-placed this year as well."There's a lot of Kyllachy about her but Mr Greeley has put a bit of power into her as well."
"He's a tank," says Burns. "He has a real good step to him, great bone, the Danehill shoulder and hip - there's a good bit of Danehill about him and he's my type of horse."
"The Reaching colt is lighter than the Compelling but pretty beautiful to me," says Michael Baum. "He's longer, sleeker with a pretty head and nice shoulder. He's a nice mover and looks more like a European type of horse."Even though he is smallish, he is very well proportioned and therefore seen alone he does not look small at all."
"It's very sad about Sarah," says Lady Carolyn Warren, who consigns the colt. "She followed him very closely throughout the prep and took a great interest. This colt has a lot of quality and a great walk, and obviously it's 'that' family."
"It's a beautiful family and obviously that's what we're looking for - it's a relatively new family for us, although Prince Khalid owned [Grade 2 winner] Fanmore [out of Lady Blackfoot]," said Teddy Beckett."She's a half-sister to a Group 1 winner, it's a good, strong producing family - which is very important to us."The sire is quite interesting, because he finished second to Frankel on his first start, and third on his final start - they didn't really race in tandem but had quite similar careers, and he's by Galileo."
"She is a wonderfully athletic filly who looks like a racehorse," said Ferguson. "Bumble Mitchell does a good job."Ferguson also reflected on the sale of the Loveisallyouneed filly, on whom he was underbidder."We would have loved to have bought her but are delighted with her price. The sire has had a wonderful year and we're thrilled that so many are supporting him."
"He was just a beautiful horse, and you have to remind yourself how good Campanologist was - he was tough as old boots, won over a million in prize-money and raced on till seven," said Goff."He's from a great farm, nice people, and the half-brother Potemkin has won a Group 3 in Berlin since the publication of the catalogue."We just thought he was a beautiful staying horse in the making, lovely quality and a beautiful mover - obviously he's a long-term prospect."He'll almost certainly go to John Gosden."
"It's a good page and he's a scopey Oasis Dream," said Varian referring to the colt, who was sold by Newsells Park Stud. "He might need a bit of time to mature. We liked him from the moment we first saw him."
"It's a very current family," said Varian. "She's a lovely filly who might be one to go to Dubawi in time but will hopefully have a good racing career before then."
Dugan, who was among the underbidders on yesterday's sister to Mecca's Angel, said: "She's for an undisclosed client, a fledgling group who were here last year. They're trying to buy quality fillies for a broodmare band and she fits the bill - she's an absolute stunner."She'll race here initially, but it's a very international pedigree, and for that kind of money you would hope she'd be versatile."On the market, Duggan added: "It's been tough to buy anything the last couple of days, we only bought our first yearling earlier today. But at any of these Book 1 sales, here and Goffs, you're going to get these beautiful physicals and pedigrees, and that shows in the prices."
"He's been bought to race by us, not in partnership, and I should think he'll race in Europe," said Wallace. "We've seen how successful War Front has been worldwide, particularly in Europe. If you get it right with one and they hit the mark on the track, you then have a horse that offers a bit of an outcross, which is appealing."He's an athletic type of horse who has moved well all week. He has a great temperament."
"He's a gorgeous horse from a phenomenal breeder and raised at Fittocks," said Brown."He's all class and quality. He's for an existing client, no decision yet on who will train him."
“We go back a long way with the Leigh family and we’ve all had great success together. Gerald and Luca were great friends and we learned a lot from him. It was a very sad day when he died but wonderful when Sarah took over.
"She was probably the first to admit that she came to breeding late in life but she was really keen to learn and to get things right. She tried to do things as her father would have done it and she kept a few mares that were particularly close to her. They were also very lucky to have Terry Campbell as such a loyal farm manager for a long time.
"She was so brave fighting cancer for eight years.”
"She's for an existing client," said Gordon-Watson. "To beat John Ferguson takes some doing!"She's a beautiful filly. I actually bid on the half-brother, Maurus, at Deauville. He was bought by Paul Fudge and is now doing well in Australia. And I think there's a bit more to come from Sir Isaac Newton. They also like the two-year-old [Secret Sense] who is with Ralph Beckett."
"She's for Lordship Stud and we are very pleased to have bought her," said Lincoln Collins. "It's a lovely family and great to have got into it. She'll be trained in Newmarket."
"We bought into Arcano as a two-year-old and he won the Morny for us," said Angus Gold. "El Muqbil, a Medicean horse, was also better than he was able to show. Then the other colt died and the filly flipped over in the stalls, hurt herself and couldn't run. So it hasn't been a smooth run."We're thrilled to get this horse. He's lovely, attractive horse with a lovely temperament. He is a late foal [May 16] and quite immature. It's interesting that two of the nicest Frankels we've seen here - this colt and yesterday's from Cheveley Park Stud, on whom we were underbidder - are late foals."We have two Frankels already, one in the US and one in Ireland. They're late maturing types but have improved and improved throughout the year, and we're very pleased with them."